Keep It Clean, With A Clearing Cast

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I've heard salt water fly fishing described as long periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of panic. I don't know that I find staring at miles of gorgeous flats boring but I've felt that panic a time or two. It's a stalking game and when...



Tarpon On The Clock

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A Photo Essay By Joel Dickey It's 5:30 a.m. and my alarm pierces that beautiful thing, called sleep, which all guides miss so much this time of year. I jump out of bed and I'm quickly reminded I'm not 25 anymore. My joints pop and crack and...



Dickey’s Tarpon Muddler

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IS THERE ANYTHING MORE SATISFYING THAN CATCHING A FISH ON A FLY THAT YOU TIED YOURSELF? WHAT ABOUT WHEN THAT FISH IS A BIG, LAID UP TARPON? Where going to spend a little time helping you do just that. A couple of my good friends are...



Chard’s Snapping Shrimp

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IT'S TIME TO GO TO THE BAHAMAS AND CATCH BONEFISH! Seriously, I'm going to the Bahamas tomorrow morning for the first week of the G&G Andros South bonefish trip. I can't wait. And in the box of flies I'm taking along there is a healthy handful...



Three Tips for Casting in the Wind

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By Bruce Chard WHEN YOU'RE FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER THERE IS ALMOST ALWAYS WIND. Saltwater fly fishing demands your A-game. Your presentations have to be spot on and when the wind is howling, it will test your angling mettle. If you're new to the game, it's intimidating...