Hell’s Bay Boatworks and Flats Class partnered with Strike-Zone Fishing to hold a unique fishing school in Jacksonville, Florida on December 2. Over 30 avid inshore fishing enthusiasts joined us for this very special event.
This class was a little different than most, as it focused on artificial baits, rigs and tactics … and nothing else! There was no covering the basics or regional species, just the good stuff, some might say. The students enjoyed two hours of professional instruction on the technical aspects of the inshore game from HB Pro Staffer Capt. C.A. Richardson in the classroom. Capt. C.A. also passed around some of the actual tackle setups he uses on the Flats Class TV show. The students really enjoyed the chance to get a closer look at this gear and ask questions. Capt. C.A. even allotted some time to demonstrate some knots and to do some hands-on rigging, as well.
After a short break, the group moved outside and settled in around the 15’x100′ custom casting pond to watch Capt. C.A. demonstrate some of the lures discussed during the classroom session. He also taught the students the finer points of casting both spinning and casting gear. Everyone enjoyed the “casting pond” session, especially the “bow and arrow” cast technique for access under docks!
If you weren’t able to make it to this school, here is a link to one of Capt. C.A.’s latest tips.