A Chico Fernandez Cuda Story

Chico FernandezHell’s Bay just posted this story from the 1960s by Chico Fernandez about dropping 7-inch barracuda flies into pods of 40-pound fish after drifting in silently in a skiff.

“But when one of more of these big cudas parted from the pack and push a big fast wake in the direction of your fly the level of excitement in the boat was tremendous. And if he took the fly, it was generally a big explosion on the surface, followed by a one second blurred as you cleared the fly line.”

We recently spent about two hours with Chico talking about canoes and poling for snook and can’t wait to share some of ┬áhis knowledge on that subject.