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Old 05-02-2016, 01:09 PM
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Default Hitting the salt in Florida

Alright so I've been tying up flies for my annual fishing trip to the gulf coast of Florida. I wanted to know if anyone has been down there and what worked well for you. I'm bringing my 8 and 12wt.
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What kinds of fish are you after?
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Inshore I'll be chasing reds and trout. From the boat we catch a lot of Spanish and kings. We do see a lot of tarpon can just never get them to eat


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What size hooks are you tying the closers on to?
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I fish off the Gulf Coast from St. Pete Beach to Tarpon Springs. My two favorite flies are chartreuse over white clousers and tan over pink Christmas Island Specials.
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I've made the Christmas Island Special with pseudo hair and others with fake fur. Both seem to work equally well in attracting fish. The pseudo hair is probably easier to cast since it doesn't soak up water and stays lighter. Either way the fly is pretty light and easy to cast.

As you are no doubt already aware, Spanish Mackeral tear up either of these flies so you need to have plenty on hand if they start hitting.

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