As we cast to rising rainbows, I asked my friend Will Casella whether he knew a prettier trout river. Though he has guided and fished around the world from Russia, to Mongolia to New Zealand, he was stumped.
Fly Fishing Equipment Key West
Key West Florida fly fishing s done on the flats that lie all around the island. Otherwise known as the backcountry, this vast area of shallow water supports all kinds of marine life and sport fish. Key West Florida fly fishing charters target bonefish, permit, snook, cobia redfish, shark and sometimes tarpon here on the flats. Fly fishing equipment used is light: use eight to ten weight fly rod and reel for bonefish and redfish. Slightly larger for permit and snook: nine to ten weight fly rod and reel. And for cobia and tarpon use twelve weight fly rod and reel.
Whether or not you need a guide depends if you have been before or even if you want the hassle or disappointment of looking for a good area and catching lots of Tarpon.
Luckily, Twin Bridges has many options for fishing locations. It sits at the confluence of some of the greatest trout water on earth. In town, the Beaverhead, Big Hole and Ruby rivers join to form the Jefferson, which flows about 80 miles before meeting the Madison and the Gallatin to become the Missouri. Aside from these renowned rivers, there are smaller spring-fed creeks, mountain streams, lakes and reservoirs. Plus Yellowstone Park’s lifetime of fishing is only two hours away.