Bruce Chard Ties The Gnarly Bandit

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SIMPLE IS OFTEN BEST. Our good friend Captain Bruce Chard is back today to prove it. Fishing guides need effective flies that will put their clients on fish but don't take hours to tie. Bruce calls these kind of flies,"guide flies." These flies have all of...



Glass and Grass

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THIS IS A SIGHT FLATS GUIDES LOVE. THOSE GLASSY CALM MORNINGS DURING THE HOT SUMMER MONTHS WHEN ISLANDS OF FLOATING GRASS STACK UP ALONG THE EDGES OF CURRENT SEAMS. WHEN YOU SEE IT YOU KNOW SOMETHING GOOD IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT'S CALLED A SHRIMP...



Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Guide

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SCOTT IS ALMOST IN TEARS. He is doubled over laughing. The drag on his reel is screaming. If he doesn't get his composure soon he'll likely loose a nice fish. From the platform Josie Sands is steadily chewing his ass. "No Scott! That was all wrong," the...



Bonefish & Wind — 7 Strategies

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John Byron Here are 7 tips to help you catch bonefish in the wind. Expect it. Chasing bonefish, wind is a feature, not a bug. The flats are … wait for it … flat. Often no lee. Nothing to impede wind across the ocean. When you’re after...



Fly Fishing: Respect Thy Tarpon Guide

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I respect tarpon guides a great deal. As a trout guide, I run into many of the same struggles they do on the water, but tarpon guides have to deal with managing them at the extreme level. They spend their days on the water guiding...