Since fly line backing can cost only pennies per foot, the function of taking up space is cheaper with backing. Most importantly, backing helps you catch fish. In Florida, we grow fish that require long casts and that run when struck with the hook. They will bring your backing to hand and make you glad that you paid attention to it.
Head for cover when it’s whistling. Stalk the flats when it’s not. Saltwater fly fishing isn’t always about sun-baked flats kissed by light winds, and bathed by sparkling warm water and battalions of tailing fish.
Here’s a cool little short for fly guys, not to mention, if you haven’t stalked the flats in the Florida Keys yet, this might just convince you. Join captains Bou Bosso and Brian Gabriel for an up close experience of a great day on the water sight fishing for redfish and tarpon.