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Inshore Tips

bulletMake sure your gear is rigged and ready when you board the boat.  Invariably you will find yourself trying to get your rod out of the rod tube and rigged while looking a boiling fish.
bulletUse a two handed retrieve when stripping your line in, and do not strike fish with rod tip.
bulletMake sure you fly approximates the length of the bait the fish are feeding on.
bulletAlways crimp the barbs down on your hooks.
bulletMake sure you sharpen your hooks frequently.
bulletAlways watch your fly all the way to the end of your retrieve, many times a fish will follow the fly until it is removed from the water without striking. When you see this occur, quickly execute a short roll cast to put the fly back in play.
bulletUse leaders at least 6 ft long.
bulletWhen not fishing hook fly on stripping guide and loop leader around reel in order to be ready to cast in a hurry.
bulletPractice tying knots until you can tie them in the dark. Remember to change backing frequently.
bulletThere are a number of anchoring buoys put out by the hotels and locals that attract baitfish which in turn attract the larger fish.
bulletClean your tackle with fresh water at the end of each day.

 

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