Episode 8 - Vets' Fun with Flies
Military veterans travel to Panama City Beach as guests of Project Healing Waters, an organization that uses the sport of fly fishing to rehabilitate wounded vets. In this episode, show host Capt. Justin Leake and professional guide Capt. Todd Jones take vets on a foray into the Gulf of Mexico in search of amberjack. Justin explains why the aggressive fish is the perfect introductory species for aspiring saltwater anglers because success requires relatively little technical expertise. Todd casts a net to collect baitfish as Justin describes how to use them to attract amberjack. Ron Barwick of Half Hitch shows off the best "all around" rod/reel combo for fishing Panama City Beach's inshore waters. Vet enjoys the uncommon experience of catching a red snapper on a fly rod.