Once a year we all gather around the family flat screen to watch Shark Week. Epitomized in films and pop culture, this week on Discovery Channel it’s all sharks all the time. And if you’re anything like us, you might be wondering how you can catch one of these apex predators on the fly!

#1 – Black Tip Shark

Photo: Stefan Dombaj for the Fly Fishing Nation

Swift and energetic piscivores, blacktip sharks are known to make spinning leaps out of the water while attacking schools of small fish – making them a blast to hook on a fly rod….Read more.

#2 – Bonnethead Shark

Photo by Jeremy Clark

The Bonnet ate, ran a bunch of drag, and then the hooked popped out. It turned, around and charged straight for the boat again, eating the same fly again about 5 feet from the boat…Read more.

#3 – Leopard Shark

Photo by Matus Sobolic

The ocean flattened out, massive flats started to form and we began spotting fish after fish cruising the surf. Sharks of all sizes ranging from ten to easily over eighty pounds cruising in around a foot or two of water…Read more.

#4 – Blacknose Shark

Photo by Erick Dent

Once I had their attention it was a blast when they ate the fly. I was throwing a 10wt in these pictures and then went back out for sunset with a 5wt that was even more fun…Read more.

#5 – Lemon Shark

Photo by Jared Zissu

After the fish was hooked it put up a great battle, even for the 12 weight rod we were throwing. The line wrapped around the push pole and the angler (BTT’s Ross Bucek) decided to jump in the water to avoid breaking the fish off…Read more. 

#6 – Bull Shark

Photo by Cameron Cushman

A few minutes later we are poling along the mangrove shoreline as I’m basically just flipping the fly into the water waiting on Marcos to call out a fish when I see little Mr. bull pop up again. This time he nailed the fly and it was on from there…Read more.

#7 – Mako Shark

Photo by Nicholas Blixt and Matus Sobolic

And that’s when he showed up.  Roughly a hundred and twenty pounds of pure muscle, he easily tripled the size of the last shark. And he wasn’t alone. While this particular shark did ten-foot leaps into the distance, another entered the slick. And then another…Read more.