What happened was, I landed a species I had never before encountered on the fly (actually four of them)...the barred perch. They aren't massive by any stretch...but they're extremely sporty little critters. In my book, any time you can add a new species to the lifetime "fly-caught" roster, that's an extremely cool thing. And dabbling in the complex currents created as swells break against a beach is an intriguing and rewarding challenge. You have to time the sets...then make casts into the "bucket" depressions on the sea floor, and retrieve your line with abrupt strips before the wave action washes your line asunder.