Some days are very windy and stormy. This especially complicates fly fishing, as the wind sometimes gusts at 50 km/h and the water in the flats is often murky. Moreover, the sun is usually absent, making it difficult to spot fish. Due to the high waves, we can't reach the outer reef, which is most disappointing because the best spots are usually there.
At the beginning, I try exclusively with the fly rod, often together with Don Jonston, a friendly American and experienced saltwater fly fisherman.
We manage to land many beautiful fish like Spanish mackerel, sharky, emperors, queenfish, etc., but it's initially quite challenging with the GTs (giant trevally). Eventually, I succeed in catching a golden trevally and a giant trevally on the fly rod, and Don does the same. I even snap two fly lines during the fight. The spots with many bommies (underwater rock formations) have the highest chances of GT bites, but unfortunately, they're also the areas where we often lose them. I mostly fish with the 8-foot #14 fly rod, but even heavy fly fishing gear can't easily stop a GT. There were truly exceptional fish caught, and everyone had their successes.