Redfish and bonefish have a lot in common. Both follow the tides onto shallow flats, allowing anglers to stalk them. They enjoy similar diets of shrimp, crabs, and small baitfish, and each responds to similar fly patterns. Of course reds can't match the blazing speed of bonefish, but they fight with powerful, dogged runs that can easily take a fly-rod angler into his backing. Unlike bones, reds will take small surface poppers, and they are a delight on the table, with a light, firm flesh that lends itself well to any dish from ceviche to classic blackened redfish seared in a cast-iron skillet.