Blind fishing a fly rod is for very specific times, when current and structure says you ought to be on fish.
Otherwise with a fly rod, you should be sight-fishing fish or fish-sign.
Most blind fishing should be done with baitcaster or spinning tackle. With a flyrod, it's pointless to cast and cast without catching fish.
I'm 20 minutes from the Guadalupe tailwater.
not my biggest, but a handsome buck and admitted a little bigger than the Guadalupe norm.
this girl is closer to the Guadalupe norm
Yeah, nymph fishing is sort of like blind fishing, but it's also sort of like cane-pole fishing if you're doing it right.
and back on topic, 2nd cast of the morning in the back of Allyn's lake
first cast was a bigger spec who tore the hook out on her 2nd run
we were paddling kayaks to the back of the lake, and staked them out to wade,
but also had a power boat shuttle us across Aransas Bay - my dad.
He drift-fished St. Joe shore while we paddled the lake
I was posting on corpusfishing about drift fishing up from South Padre, Oilfield Flat, East of 3 Islands flat, Green Island.
Drift fishing, I would be using a baitcaster, and have a rigged fly rod with slime line staged and ready. See fish sign, switch to the fly rod, and catch fish on the fly rod.
Here, anchored the boat and eased the anchor up to the slope of Marker 203 flounder hole (that's Green Island in the back).
This is worthwhile blind-casting with the fly rod, because it's a logical place.
Another example from Oilfield flat - first off, if you can find the old oilwell, the slope of that hole is killer, which I did once with a guide and a few other times on our own. But the old channel that runs to the oil well, which is easy to find, it's right beside 3 Islands - where it joins the intercoastal is a killer place to anchor and fish the intercoastal slope on a falling tide.
Here we go - a long time ago I downloaded dozens of aerial photos of water we like to fish. This is Oilfield Flat, 3 Islands at the lower left. You can see the submerged spoil of the defunct oil well channel. And of course, this is all power boat water.
Another time we were tied off to an 11' platform on Aransas Bay - got there before dawn. We were bait fishing waiting for schoolie specs to arrive.
The sounder went black in mid column, stood up with the fly rod and was tearing up specs.
Have done the same thing at pylons on Isabella causeway. The cool thing about this is catching odd species on the fly rod - blue runners, horse jacks, and a chance for snook.
Of course with a power boat, you have the luxury of running 20 minutes and totally changing your style of fishing.
With kayak you have to plan, and where you're at is your shot.