Men’s and women’s redfish fly records top out with the 43-pounder caught by Greg Braunstein on 16-pound tippet in 1995 out of the Banana River Lagoon in Florida. Ten of the other 14 fly-tippet-class records came from Louisiana. Texas claims two others, and North Carolina one.
For more about chasing redfish with a fly rod, find Chico Fernandez’s book
Fly Fishing for Redfish.
(Editor’s note: Wherever you plan to fish, check that state’s redfish regulations for licensing, season and bag-limit information.)