Short casts: Low-country reds; shaking up fly fishing; better streamers tips; staying warm

Jason Stemple photo

We’re heading into the best time of year to chase “low-country” redfish on the flats, from the Carolinas south to Florida, and all along the Gulf Coast. Big bull reds are beginning their annual migration into the flats, and it won’t be long before they’re tailing and mucking up the shallows in search of crabs and shrimp. Redfish are a great fly rod target—readily available through the Southeast and the Gulf Coast, these drum are hard fighters, willing eaters and, if you’re so inclined, plenty tasty. And, as Jon Gluck from Bloomberg notes, they can produce one of those rare “perfect days” when conditions are just right.

If you haven’t ventured south for reds, this is the perfect time to do it.

Here’s what else is happening in the fly fishing world this week:

And, finally, your moment of fly fishing Zen.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Konrad of Fly Fishing Guide Slovakia.

By Chris Hunt.