Fly Fishing for Florida Sailfish

January 15, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Pat Ford gives an excellent overview of the challenges of attempting to catch cagey Florida sailfish on flies. “Atlantic sails are smaller, but infinitely smarter. They can be teased up with a hookless bait, but usually only stay on the scene long enough to make one pass at the fly. In other words, everything has to go perfectly. Pacifics, on the other hand, will sit behind the boat and chew on a rubber squid forever.” In Florida Sportsman.