Fly Fishing the Salt Isn’t Easy

by | Nov 5, 2019 | saltwater fly fishing

fly-fishing-saltwaterIt was another beautiful day here at Casa Blanca Fly Fishing Lodge in Mexico.  Jerry and I are living like kings and I won’t deny, it’s pretty dang nice.  After breakfast we met Pato and headed back out on the flats.


bonefishDespite what seemed like a perfect day on the flats, the fish weren’t as active as we’d have liked.  We started with the usual of poling the flats for permit with no action – again.  Then we hunted bonefish.  We found plenty but they were tiny today.  I’m spoiled but these bones were small even for Mexico.


jack-crevalleOnce we finished with bonefish we headed back to the snook and tarpon mangroves.  Surprisingly, they were slow too.  We couldn’t find a single snook or tarpon.  I began blind casting and yanked this little jack crevalle from a deep tough amongst shallow flat but that was it.


Casa-Blanca-fishingSaltwater fly fishing can be tough sometimes.  Today was a prime example. Jerry and I caught only the baby bonefish and my jack.  But honestly, it’s the fact that I’m easily humbled that I love about salt water.




We’re right back at it in the morning and we’ll see how it goes.  For now its off to what I suspect will be another great meal. . . . .


NOW Christmas is coming fast!  Be sure to check out my store for Gifts for the Angler that has everything.  Fish mugs, shirts and visit here for decals.  There’s still time to order Cliff Fly Boxes and art as well.  But don’t wait too long.  I leave Thanksgiving for another salty adventure to end the year!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!