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    Default Where to go?

    Taking some time off next month and was wondering where to go fishing. Requirements are; fly fishing, saltwater, from the shore and somewhere between North Carolina and the keys. Might get a guide if I can afford it. I've done a little surfing on the net and $600 a day is a little steep for me. I know they gotta make a living but my kids have a bad habit- they like to eat.* Im not too picky about type of fish, just want to catch some. Ive saltwater fished before just not saltwater flyfished. Planning on fishing everyday for little over a week.* So, where should I go? Any suggestions would be great.

    Help me catch a fish,
    Gary

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    Go to one of the prettiest cities in the country (OK, I'm biased) - Sarasota, FL.
    Cultural sites galore for the family, SW fishing around every corner. Sarasota Bay, other waters are easy to access and kayak rentals will put you where you want to go at a reasonable price. Snook fishing on the beaches is free. There are no bad areas of Sarasota Bay. Rentals in summer are cheap, cheap!
    Take 7 or 8 wt rods, sink tip lines in Types I and III and Clousers in 1's and 2's. Something neutrally buoyant for the snook in close to the sand.

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    I believe Steve Gibson who used to be here on the board guides out of Sarasota.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    He does indeed. Guides out of kayaks, spin or fly. One of the best redfish guides down there, and used to be Outdoor Editor of our paper. Didn't know he'd been on FAOL.
    His business, I believe, is called Southern Drawl Guide service. Or just Google him; he'll show up in a lot of places.

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    Crash13 .... go here!!! http://www.bonefishwhisperer.com/rates/ Blue collar bonefishing at its best!! Tell him GILS_GONE_WILD sent ya, I might even get a T-shirt out of the deal!!!
    "Only the half-mad are wholly alive." ~~ Edward Abbey

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    That looks like a great set up, and very reasonable prices. Some lovely fish in the picture gallery as well.
    All the best.
    Mike

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    Redfish in the low country of SC near Charleston. Hook up with Charleston Anglers for info on flies and guides

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    You can leave your lady in a hotel in the French Quarter and head down the river and find these fellows: https://vimeo.com/49735462
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    i read the question and thought Sarasota before I read the responses. Snook ten feet from shore is alone enough reason to go. Note that you can do Tampa and fish Sarasota the same day. Lots of entertainment for the whole family in the area including one of the best shell collecting beaches anywhere at Captiva.

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    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.
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