Sheepshead on a Fly Rod

Among the odder target species for saltwater fly fishers, a sheepshead may be just about as hard to get to eat a fly as a permit. Given that they are so plentiful and love shallow water, though, they appeal to sight-casters looking for a good challenge. An article in the southwest Florida Herald Tribune describes the techniques used by Sarasota guide Any Cappar. “It’s not a game to play if you just want to catch a few fish. In fact, fly-fishing for sheepshead isn’t a game played by many at all. Sheepshead are crustacean eaters that are rarely fooled by artificials.”

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