In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Marcos Mazzola from South Florida.
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Marcos began his fly fishing journey wading and fishing from a skiff in the saltwater flats with his close friend from school who also became his fly fishing mentor. As he progressed as a fly fisher, his photography passion began to become more and more intertwined with his love of the outdoors.
- Wade fishing the saltwater flats of South FloridaFighting the same fish twice
- Saltwater fly fishing in Biscayne Bay
- Line management on a skiff
- Casting with fiberglass rods for saltwater species
- Bringing down your emotional “levels” through fly fishing
- The importance of perspective
- You don’t need a boat to fish if visiting South Florida and want to get out on the water
- Clearing the line is very important when fighting a fish that takes you to the reel
- Rubber mats with spikes help keep your line managed on the skiff
- Buckets on the skiff help manage your line when its windy on the skiff
- Fishing fiberglass rods force you to slow your cast down which can help with your casting stroke
- Biscayne Bay you is a great fishery for wade fishing
- Species in Biscayne Bay are bonefish and tarpon… (and permit if you can find them)
- Let your fly sink to the bottom when bonefishing
- Use slow long strips as a technique for bonefish
- Fishing close to the grass on the sand
- An 8 weight is a good rod size for bonefish
- A 12 weight is a good rod size on a boat for tarpon
- A larger reel helps with more drag and fighting fish
- Spawning shrimp is a great pattern for bonefishing
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