Friday, March 10, 2017

Sharks On The Fly

Tim from Boston took a break from his duties with the Red Sox to hit the Matlacha flats this week and landed an excellent bonnethead shark with an 8-weight fly rod.  These small hammerheads are a common sight in the shallow from Tampa Bay to Key West and make longer runs than most bonefish.  They rarely hit anything artificial but I've had great luck tossing crawfish orange bunny fur flies at them.  They don't have very good eyesight so the secret with these sharks is to hit them right on the nose.  The one that Tim caught in this photo ate the fly less than ten feet from the boat.