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Pro Series Saltwater Fly-Fishing and Saltwater Fishing Series

This course module is a combination of both classroom learning and hands on experience on both intercoastal and near coastal waters. The student will get first hand experience and trained boat operation for both brackish and saltwater fishing. The  student will also experience a train exclusively on a 28 foot ocean fitted boat. with a BMGS Guide on a real guided trip.  The training will include  saltwater fly fishing and saltwater ocean fishing techniques by walk and wade and ocean rigged power boat. 

  1. Saltwater Fly Fishing– 10 hours    
  1. Overhead - fore and back
  2. Roll cast
  3. Horizontal cast
  4. Backhand cast
  5. Curve cast
  6. Pick up release
  7. Mending
  8. Direction and control
  9. Grips
  10. Standardization of Fly line
  11. Sinking, floating lines
  12. Tapering styles and tippet
  13. Leaders
  14. knots
  15. Fly tying
  16. Fish Species 
  17. Fly Patterns - wet and dry
  18. Common hatches and insects
  1. Saltwater fishing – 12 hours
  1. Species identification common fishing techniques
  2. Spin casting and bait casting
  3. Common Baits and Rigs
  4. Leader weight setup
  5. at tractors
  1. Techniques/Equipment – 4 hours
  1. Bait setup, bait walking
  2. fish hooks and patterns, sizes
  3. trolling, jigging
  4. Planers, kites
  5. Down riggers and outriggers

  1. Live/imitation Baits – 4 hours
  1. Live bait types and rigging styles
  2. Artificial bait types and rigging styles
  3. Dead bait types and rigging styles
  4. Common cut baits
  5. Spoons, spinner baits
  6. Plugs surface and sinking
  7. Jigs and their applications
  8. sinkers and weights
  9. line weight selection
  1. Misc.. course content – 2 hours
  1. Night fishing techniques and secrets
  2. Line knots and tying styles
  3. The impact of water temperature, clarity, oxygen  and barometer pressure
  4. Seasonal and weather changes
  5. Fry to mature growth
  6. Electronic Fish Finder and other electronic fishing equipment
  7. Fish cleaning, storage and cooking prep.
  8. Saltwater inland and near coastal drift fishing

 






 
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