Flats Fly Swatter – Premier instructor Drei Stroman dishes invaluable tips on taking the fly game to the fishing kayak

Premier instructor Drei Stroman dishes invaluable tips on taking the fly game to the fishing kayak

Drei Stroman's kayak fly fishing tips

Master fly instructor Drei Stroman shares critical kayak casting and fishing technique. Photo: Aaron Schmidt

Fly fishing from a kayak takes a few tweaks, but it’s well worth it Drei Stroman asserts. Nothing beats the sense of accomplishment that comes from catching fish on hand-tied bits of fluff. And the stealth – do it right and the fish never know you’re there.

Of course there’s another side. The kayak isn’t exactly spacious, and then there’s that casting while sitting on your keister thing. Even the Cape Coral, Florida based KayakCharters.com master fly instructor admits those are (momentary) disadvantages. Here’s how he gets around them: