Tag Archives: spinner sharks

FLORIDA: Amberjack

I spent a few hours on the water with Scott Hamilton targeting spinner sharks. We saw over 100 spinners but they were in no mood to eat flies.  Actually, we’d just got the game going when a completely clueless dude in a cruiser ran within ten feet of our boat, sending all interested sharks swimming for cover and ruining that game. 

We messed around with some reef fish as a plan B.  I caught my first ever amberjack on fly; a little one that still put on a bulldog fight. It looked a little something like this, give or take 100 pounds. (I forgot my camera.)

But to a larger point, if you’re cruising along in what is by all accounts a giant ocean, and you see someone fishing a spot, why do you find it necessary to pass by at close range? Stay away goddammit or we should be legally allowed to shoot at you.

FLORIDA: Spinner Sharks Rock

When I see this news footage of spinner sharks near surfers, it makes me think one thing: Time to call up Scott Hamilton.

Scott is a bluewater fly fishing pioneer and basically developed this fishery. When they’re in, he’s on them.



Spinners are awesome 12w quarry and will kick your ass.