Had a chance to fish the new RIO Products DirectCore Bonefish line this morning. I was able to get 2 Redfish and a Flounder, not bad for a first trip trial run. It’s a really nice casting line, loads nice and lands soft. I really like other low stretch lines that RIO makes so I was looking forward to trying this one out. #rioproducts#galvanflyreels#flyfishing#scottflyrods#nativewatercraft#seadek
Enjoying the easy drive up the coast, it was so enjoyable stopping along the way to visit the many areas that had the potential for sightfishing corbina, many of the same beaches I had grown up fishing as kid. The memories flowed as I remembered the clamming and campfires, the hot dogs and hot bites. Still rich, of the seven beaches checked, all but one held fish, which was impressive considering the tide. Content, the stage was set for the following morning and after a fun evening presentation to my gracious hosts, the Santa Barbara Flyfishers, it was off to bed for an early date with our coveted species.
Already steamy, rolled up onto the beach of choice and the gateway I saw yesterday during high tide was now fully visible and just beginning to fill. PERFECT! And soon they rolled in and up to the foamy edge in waves, and an oblique cast gave me the best chance of showing it to more than one........ and it took all of one cast. BINGO! A feisty teen bean, it fell off after a gallant battle as I was beaching it but that's fishing. .
Made up for it and landed the next three corbina including a real drag-screaming stunner conservatively estimated in that twenty inch class.
The tide continued to push in and it wasn't long before the sun began to peek out and the next "bean" gave me the 'ol "bit and spit" but the last one stuck and showed off her silvery sides in warming sun. And another fine So Cal morning it was............