Remember that fly rod I won in the CCA STAR raffle? Well I finally received it this past week and put it to work over the weekend. I initially thought the rod would be a BVK, but I learned from Catch Cormier that I could order any rod from TFO that I would like. Catch was instrumental in providing CCA with the fly rod for raffle and went out of his way to get the rod that I requested, a 7wt TiCr. I originally requested it out of jest, but Catch said he may be able to actually get one, and went to work. The TiCr was, without a doubt, my favorite rod series that TFO had produced and then they went and discontinued it. My old 8 wt was a TiCr and it really bummed me out when I broke it and TFO had to replace it with a different series. I’ll have to be extra careful with this TiCr, because should I break this one, I’m sure it will have to be replaced with a different series. That doesn’t mean I won’t fish it hard though, after all, that’s what fly rods are for.
Conditions were pretty good early to fly fish, but got worse as the day went on. The tide was rising and the wind was increasing throughout the day. It didn’t matter though because the redfish are still thick in the marsh and water clarity is excellent. I had a blast catching them with the new TiCr. All were caught on that same jack hammer minnow Blake tied I used last time out, this fly is really durable. I explored a bit more of the spot Blake and I have been fishing lately, making a big 6-7 mile loop this past time out. Biggest red on the day went 27.5″, but I did see bigger. I just couldn’t put a good cast out in front of the fish. I’ve got some video to edit, but until then enjoy the GoPro stills.