Saturday, November 29, 2008

high fly'n sails

Parke Cooper is a very good client of mine and yesterday he invited me offshore in his center console. Parke is an extremely versatile fisherman, he has landed #150 pound tarpon on fly from the bow of a skiff, and now he is taking me out on his immaculate 261 Mako to kite fish for sails. It was a picture perfect day, with a great friend. We used goggle eyes on circle hooks, 4 sails hooked and released 2. It was a very cool experience for a flyfishing guide that rarely makes it more then a couple miles offshore. The targeted area was just south of the St. Lucie inlet, if you are interested in chasing sailfish out of the Stuart area I would contact Capt. Scotty Fawcett on the Boneshaker at

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Making chicken salad

I am having some new micro fiber shirts made so I asked a good friend if he was willing to come out with me to shot a couple pictures of the new shirt for my website. He invited his brother along and our goal was to shot some quick photos and then spend the rest of the day fishing. The previous day on my charter the weather was perfect and fishing was great snook, jacks, mackerel, and even shots at triple tail and tarpon, so I was excited to get these guys out. Well I woke up to cold temperatures and a brisk north wind, a cold front had snuck up on us the night before. You know the saying make chicken salad out of chicken s#@& so that is exactly what we did. Bluefish was the main target and even a grouper blessed us with his presence. Any day you can get out and enjoy the Indian River is a good day, just dress for it.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fishing in Fort Myers

“You’re a lucky man”, I must have said it a hundred times that day, the man I was referring to was Capt. Rick Depaiva. I was fortunate enough to spend a day with Rick earlier this week and let me tell you he is a lucky man. The waters around his home in Fort Myers are an outdoor lover’s dream. I spent the entire day in a trance looking into the beautiful clear water. Rick is obviously a very talented photographer, but he also knows the waters of Pine Island sound and Matlache pass better than most. He continually brought me to flats that were teaming with redfish and wading birds, a fly fisherman and outdoor photographers dream. You owe it to yourself to spend a day on the water with Rick whether it is images of rare birds or shots at tails. Rick you’re a lucky man! I look forward to spending more days with Rick in the future, we both share a passion for fly fishing and outdoor photography.

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