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Jack Keller

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I am a mostly retired archaeologist, who lives and fishes in Deep South Texas. The Laguna Madre, all 610 square miles of it, is my home water and I like to wade fish. Since most of the Laguna is less than six feet deep there is a lot of water available and I target mostly snook, redfish, speckled trout, skipjack/ladyfish, jack crevalle, and the occasional tarpon buy anything that will take a fly is fair game.
 
I lost most of my right hand in an accident about 8 years ago and I have had to adapt. I have taught myself to fly fish and tie all over again. Now I use two handed rods almost exclusively. I found that spey lines wilted in the heat so now I overhand cast conventional tropical weight forward fly lines. I do have to use the heavier weight lines but this is a lot better than not being able to fish at all. My right hand lacks dexterity and "feel" so I really can't strip strike very well but using circle hooks has eliminated that problem. I can tie most saltwater patterns on circle hooks but I'm still learning.