I started fly fishing about 10yrs ago while living in the Ozarks. I caught a lot of rainbow trout, and a few browns, but have my 5wt to a buddy when I moved back to Texas. I recently got myself an 8wt to try my hand at fly fishing inshore. I have to say it's a lot different than fishing the shoals, but it's more fun. My first redfish on the fly was a nice slot red out of a school. That same day I caught a little flounder, so two firsts in one day. I couple of weeks later I took a trip to Matagorda and caught a few reds on the fly out of schools, but the highlight of the trip was a 19in speck on the fly out of a school of reds. I'm pretty well hooked on it now, so look forward to seeing more fly action in the future. I'll always fish with my conventional tackle, but it's nice to have something to keep fishing challenging.