I've been told that Fly-fishing for Redfish in Apalachicola Bay can be as challenging as Fly-fishing (or light tackle fishing for that matter) for Permit in the Florida Keys. Either fish can be easily spooked, would prefer to have the fly cast directly in front of their nose and each have defined the term "Sportfish". Just ask Tommy & Chris Robinson who guide both "Ends" of the state with some of the most accomplished anglers in the country for the truth to this rumor.
In case you'd like to get some practice casting at Redfish this fall in Apalach to prepare for your Permit trip in the spring, we just had a group cancel their flats fishing trip for the weekend of October 20th. We do have other dates open as well so be sure to call if you'd like to take advantage of our recent stable weather and the tremendous amount of bait on the flats. (Ok, so it rained some today, but Chris has fished all weekend) Per Chris, the Redfish are "happening now"!