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Old 12-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Just curious how popular is fly fishing in the panhadle area?

I'm just wondering. For the last 10 trips or so to Destin, I've seen only one fly fisherman.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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i used to do it a lot. and i always have one on board the boat offshore just incase the dolphin show up or bobos. but yea there is a few around here. not near as much as south florida
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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Until I saw this guy at East Jetty last May, I did not even think about fly fishing in this area.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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There is a fly fishing club in Pensacola/NW Florida that meets here, but there aren't any fly shops or anything like that.

I love fly fishing, but still haven't thrown a fly in salt water since I moved.
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always wanted too, and have the equipment to do it now, just need some time to get to the gulf coast for it...maybe my next trip
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:30 PM   #6
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It is a great place to fly fish - especially if you can get on the water in a boat or kayak. Most of my fishing is done in the Destin and Panama City area.

If you're on foot, the surf can be during the warmer parts of the year, and the jetties are always an option, but you need to be fairly adept at several things (casting, managing line, balancing) to make it enjoyable..lol

To make the most out of any of the above, learn how to double-haul. It will allow you to fish most any conditions.
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There used to be an Orvis store on Palafox - Pearson and Sons outfitters. But they didn't last. I think I was their best customer.
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Basspro is destin has a pretty decent flyfishing section and the opened an Orvis a few years ago on grand blvd in sandestin. I used to catch kings, spanish, reds and all sorts of stuff. You just got to pick your days, it get pretty windy most days.
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There is quite a few but its still a small percentage when you think of how many fishermen there are in our area. Its the only way I fish docklights for trout and reds and when I go offshore I usually have 2-4 different fly rods with me for anything from kings and snapper to dolphin and tuna.
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Can't beat a cobe on a fly rod.
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