When flying fish flags, take a cue from the pros: Place the flags on the rigger in order of species size. If you catch a blue marlin, a white marlin, a sailfish and a couple yellowfin tuna, you fly them in that order from top to bottom, with billfish taking precedence over tuna. We never fly a dorado flag, but some folks do to promote their charter fishing. Through habit, most folks fly their fish flags on the starboard rigger, but if you follow protocol with signal flags, they should be flown on the port rigger, so when you pass boats port to port, the other vessel can easily see what you have caught. Also, it is important to not stack the flags grommet to grommet. Space the flags apart on the rigger at a minimum of one flag apart from each other; this lets them be seen and identified more easily from a distance. Never run the flags all the way to the top of the rigger; keep them about three quarters up the rigger, as this also makes it easier to see them from a distance and up close.