Padddlefish SUP paddle board fishing accesories

The PaddleFish ™ Patent Pending is the newest trend for fishermen who enjoy paddle board fishing.

The ease of adding this SUP seat to your board is one reason for its popularity. Anglers using the Paddlefish™ say it lets them get a higher vantage point when hunting redfish and a place to keep their tackle or live bait. ” 2 easy straps to attach it to your SUP and you are in business.” says Alex Gorichky, local SUP fishing guide.

SUP boards, especially BOTE are stealthy and perfect for chasing shallow water redfish. Add a paddle fish and you have all your fishing necessities on your board.

SUP paddle fishing has been storming the water way from coast to coast in the last few years. The Paddlefish ™ just seems to be a natural progression to turn your SUP into more.

paddle fish

The Paddlefish™ weighs only 18 pounds and is durable, easy to clean and to store. With the base models coming in under $289.00 dollars the Patent Pending PaddleFish ™ is sure to be a hit!

sup paddlefish

Published in: on January 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Capt. Travis Holeman Potential 4 lb. Tippet Red Fish Record

A Testimonial by Capt. Travis Holeman on his Potential 4 lb. Tippet Redfish IGFA Record Caught with Fly Water Expeditions!

Today started like any other day for Capt. Greg and I. Question? Which way do you want to go? Breakfast is always surrounded by conversations of wind direction and tide. We always throw ideas back and forth but the wind tells the truth. Today it told us to sneak to a secret spot. Nunya flat!

As always I venture to the bow acting like a ballast and trying to sneak my way to fishing! Whatever works. Greg grabbed the push pole and joy washed over me like a wave. Bow time! Sweet. Earlier at the boat ramp Greg was showing off his knot skills while stalling for the sun to begin to warm the flats. I tied the 4 lb. class to my 6wt fly rod and after careful fly selection Greg’s Hudini Crab in purple found it’s way to my rod. Great fly.

We made it about 30 yards and a fish floating high was glowing like a stop sign. Big and red. One false cast and shoot. Worried about a shock break I stripped slow as the big fish followed the fly into the depths. Just as she vanished I felt the tug. Eased the rod to about 45% and smoothly let her clear the line. Finally putting a little pressure on the big red. With a little slip the fly was loose. Bummer. Oh well. I was still wondering if that was the one…. looking out in a daze. Greg whispers “yo I got another one…. floater.”

Seeing the floating red instantly. I still had not stripped out the line from the previous fish. Quickly judging the distance I stripped what I thought would be 50 or so feet off the reel. Greg shifted the boat to give me a clean cast. What followed was awesome. After watching the fly cast land perfectly and the big red pounce all I could think about was we aren’t videoing! The cast landed perfect, I stripped and she followed. Swing and a miss… strip, strip. Again I was a little worried about setting the hook and did so very softly as she ate the fly. 15-20 min. later the huge red came to the boat. I really enjoyed fishing a trout rod for our huge reds. The 6 wt allowed for a much better shock absorber than say an 8 or 9 wt rod.

Greg jumped into place after expertly maneuvering the boat to keep me in prime fighting position. Greg gave the boat one last push on the pole, I swung the big red back to Greg as the boat passed putting him and her in position for a gorilla grip landing. As Greg had informed me earlier we had no net,… the plan had to work to land the fish. Thankfully we land most fish by tailing, so it was no big deal.

Greg’s face lit up like a kid on Easter. Fish landed and all gear still kicking. Great fish. Great day. Great friends. Thanks Greg. Capt. Greg landed a huge black drum on 8 lb. after we ate and had a very long time to enjoy what had just happened. I just landed the best fish I have ever caught. Gotta love it when it all comes together.

– If you want to chase giant redfish in skinny water or try your luck hunting IGFA world records then give Greg Dini a call!

Fly Water Expeditions


3021 Joseph St.
New Orleans, LA 70125

Published in: on March 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm  Comments Off on Capt. Travis Holeman Potential 4 lb. Tippet Red Fish Record  
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A perfect redfishing boat on sale, Inshore Power Boats

Looking for an economical skiff to chase redfish, look no further. The Inshore Power Boat or known to their cult following as the IPB is the perfect skiff and it won’t break your bank.

IPB offers up a 100% vacuum infused 16 foot poling skiff rigged with poling platform, 25 HP motor, push pole clips, push pole and a trailer for only $9,900, we think that this is an incredible value.

We found the Inshore Power Boat to run smoothly in a light chop, pole effortlessly and we were able to get under 7 inches with 2 people and a full tank of fuel.

ipb poling skiff

Inshore Power Boats Website

Inshore Power Boats
4854 Distribution Court, Unit 8
Orlando, Florida 32822

Published in: on February 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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World record redfish

Redfish are popular sport fish throughout in the United States along the southeast Atlantic and entire Gulf of Mexico.  The fact that they are spirited fighters that can attain sizes of over 50 pounds makes them highly sought after by anglers.  On November 4, 1984, David Deuel was fishing from the beach in Avon, North Carolina.  The outer banks of North Carolina are known for their Fall run of big red drum, but little did David know what would happen next when he set the hook on a redfish that inhaled the mullet he was using for bait.  Forty five minutes later he used a two foot gaff to slide the big red drum out of the surf and onto the sand.  With a length of 57 inches and a girth of 38, he knew it was big but he was astonished when a certified scale registered 94 lb 2 oz.  This one fish had broken both the men’s 80 lb line class and the All-Tackle record.  If you think this is great catch, you should also check out all the IGFA line class and fly rod records for red drum.  Click here to become a member and have access to IGFA’s entire set of world records and scores of catches such as this one.

94 pound world record redfish

World record all tackle redfish

Published in: on October 27, 2009 at 5:59 pm  Comments Off on World record redfish  
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Why are redfish popular?

Captain Mike Gulick talks about why redfish are so popular. Nothing gets the heart pumping like poling your skiff up to a school of 20 or more redfish with tails protruding above the water’s surface this indicates that they are in feeding mode and more than likely willing to accept an accurate cast presented to them. If you have made a perfect cast without spooking any fish, then the water erupts as one of the fish takes your bait, suddenly he feels the pressure of your line and begins a drag testing run in an attempt to avoid being landed. This is just one scenario why I find redfish so addicting. Their shear power when trying to horse them out from under a dock or mangrove is also another aspect which makes them the perfect inshore challenger.

Capt. Mike Gulick, Reel Job Sportfishing website


Published in: on October 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm  Comments Off on Why are redfish popular?  
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Redfish fishing in Louisiana

Redfishing in Louisiana is on fire reports Captain Greg Dini form Fly Water Expeditions. The last 2 trips his charters caught 55 redfish ON FLY! If that is not enough greg tell us this is just the beginning of what is to come, as waters cool larger redfish and black drum will make there way into the Louisiana Marshes to stay warm and feed. If you want to get in on some of this incredible fishing give him a call I’m sure he would love to have you!

Nice redfish on Fly!

Nice redfish on Fly!


Fly Water Expeditions Website

Published in: on October 20, 2009 at 4:11 am  Comments Off on Redfish fishing in Louisiana  
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Inshore Power Boat perfect for redfishing.

The IPB (Inshore Power Boat) is the perfect Redfish skiff in its price range.

For a long time flats anglers looking for a new boat were stuck with two basic price ranges.  For less than $10,000 you could outfit an aluminum johnboat or similar flat bottomed fiberglass skiff.

inshore power boat skiff

While, on the other hand, you could spend well over $20,000 for “high end” fiberglass skiffs incorporating the latest and greatest in materials and hull design.  The truth was and is, you can catch fish on either ends of the extreme.  It was just a matter of what you could put up with and how much you could afford.

inshore power boat

IPB now gives anglers the alternative of customizing a true fiberglass flats skiff hull somewhere between $9 and $20K.  The IPB 16 that we tested rode well in a moderate chop with its shallow draft, had plenty of speed with a 50 hp Honda and allows anglers to completely customize the deck layout.  Is it a Caimen, Maverick or Hell’s Bay?  Honestly, it’s not, but it’s no johnboat or Carolina Skiff either.  The best thing about this new offering is that it provides a completely new entry level for anglers.


Tired of your flat bottomed aluminum or fiberglass skiff, but can’t afford to pay over $20,000 for a skiff?

Check out IPB and request

Inshore Power Boats
a demo.

Published in: on September 16, 2009 at 12:52 am  Comments Off on Inshore Power Boat perfect for redfishing.  
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Fly Water Expeditions, Greg Dini

Enjoy the BEST redfish fishery anywhere with Fly Water Expeditions.

Biloxi Marsh, all the way to Venice, Louisiana, Fly Water Expeditions will take you on a red fishing trip of a lifetime. Redfish and black drum are the most sought after species Greg likes to fish for. Some fish exceed 50 pounds, it truly is “The Land of Giants”.

FIsh for redfish

Fish for Redfish

Big fish in 1-3 feet of water is where you will find yourself when taking a trip with Fly Water Expeditions. Captain Dini poles around in technical skiffs looking for  fish to present a fly or lure to. On an Average day you can expect to catch 4-10 fish when conditions cooperate, and 10-25 fish days are not uncommon including exceptional days over 50 fish. The areas Greg Dini fishes are truly in God’s country and you will rarely see other anglers.

During the fall and winter months, Fly Water Expeditions concentrates on the Biloxi Marsh, where the big redfish and black drum come in to feed . The spring and late summer they dedicate their time further south where the breeder redfish get in huge schools preparing for their annual spawn.

Another nice one.

Another nice one.

Greg’s saying is “If the conditions are good and the fish are eating, we aint leaving”. We always strive to put our anglers on as many fish as we can and we will work hard all day long to put you on the redfish or black drum of a life time. Weather you set out to catch a fish on a fly rod and the conditions may not be conducive to fly fishing; we have no problem keeping a spinning rod ready so you have a better opportunity to catch a monster fish. We want our anglers to have a trip to remember when fishing with Fly Water Expeditions, and when you leave you will always want to come back for more!

Greg of Fly Water Expeditions looks forward to having you in the boat and putting you on the monster fish of the Louisiana Marsh all day long!

Fly Water Expeditions Website

Jose Wejebe shows how to choose a rod and reel combo

Here’s a cool video on Jose Wejebe’s website for selecting the right flats fishing outfit. I found it very helpful and wanted to share.

Choosing the right flats fishing combo

Choosing the right flats fishing combo

Shimano Rod and Reel Combo

Published in: on March 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm  Comments Off on Jose Wejebe shows how to choose a rod and reel combo  
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huge redfish

Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon

Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon

Many captains lay claim to the fact they can put you on big redfish, after looking thru Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon’s photo gallery on his website you can see he is not blowing smoke. Capt. Nate specializes in redfishing in the Mosquito lagoon, Florida.

Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon is a professional, full-time, angler who spends nearly 250 days a year fishing and guiding clients from around the world. He guides clients on all inshore waters from Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach south to Cocoa Beach, covering nearly all Volusia and Brevard Counties in Central Florida. To learn more about these local water’s that Capt. Nate fishes, please click: Mosquito LagoonNew Smyrna BeachIndian River Lagoon. You can also click to view an aerial map

If you are looking for a guide in the Mosquito Lagoon area I would give Capt. Nathaniel a call.


Published in: on December 22, 2008 at 12:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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