Video: Great Days 5: Florida Keys Flats Fishing from Smith Optics

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A nice new video has surfaced with timely fly fishing action from the Florida Keys:

From Smith Optics:

“Great Days: Flats Fishing in the Keys Backcountry” highlights a day on the water with guides Captain Bou Bosson and Brian Gabrial as they “hunt” for Red Drum and Tarpon just of Islamorada Island, in the Florida Keys. Islamorada is one of 1,700 islands that comprise the Keys and is known as the ‘Sportfishing Capital of the World’. Rumor has it that it, the area hosts the largest fishing fleet per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Join guides Bosso and Gabriel as they spend a great day in pursuit of their daily catch (and release).


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About Great Days:  Some say a Great Day is just a state of mind. To us, Great Days are what reinvigorate our passion for life outside walls. To celebrate Smith’s 50 years of outdoor adventure, we’re documenting our brand’s ambassador’s as they show us what keeps them pushing the limits.  At Smith, We Make the Great Days Better. “Great Days” is a multi-sport, year-round web series that follows our athletes and ambassadors in their personal pursuits of a Great Day.”
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More on this destination:

The Florida Keys make up the southernmost corner of the United States and a destination unlike any other part of the U.S. On the U.S. East Coast, the Florida Keys are an exposed ancient coral reef that now attract vacationers and of course, fly anglers.

The Florida Keys are where U.S. anglers can find domestic tropical flats with the most sought after Caribbean flats fishes. There is truly no place like it in the continental U.S. The waters of the Keys inhabit some of the world’s largest bonefish, permit, and barracuda, and the tarpon migration brings some of the world’s largest tarpon. The Florida Keys also attract anglers who seek snook, redfish, snapper, and sharks in the flats as well as a wide range of offshore species from sailfish to tuna.

Anglers heading south from Miami encounter the town of Homestead. At Homestead, anglers can cut west to Everglades National Park, or continue south on U.S. Highway 1 through the Overseas Highway. From Key Largo to Islamorada to Key West, anglers have a number of towns to stay in that each offer their own charm, and one visible characteristic of each town is the pride they have for their fishing heritage. Tarpon, bonefish, sailfish, and other saltwater species are represented in mounts and artwork that are in abundance throughout the Keys.

As expected, seafood is desired eating, and local favorites include hogfish and mahi mahi. Key lime pie is an expected desert offering throughout the Keys, and you will find no shortage of locals’ favorite drinks.

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