Last week I had the pleasure of having Scott and his son Samuel on my skiff for one day. It was a tough day as we struggled with clouds and wind all day. We saw quite a few redfish. But, the fish were mostly hidden by the lack of light (and blinding glare) until they were 20 feet from the boat, leaving us little or no time to present a fly before the fish fled. I want to commend Scott and Samuel. This was their first time chasing reds with a fly rod. I see many first time saltwater fly fishermen wilt under the pressure. This father and son team showed courage and dedication all day as they continued to concentrate amid difficult conditions and very finicky fish. I always enjoy getting out on the water but, because I am human, I enjoy some clients more than others. I really enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing Samuel catch his first red on a fly rod in the near future!
Way to go Scott! Perfect cast! Perfect hook set! Another first redfish on the fly!