Choose Fly Color Based on the Flat You’re Fishing

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I've always thought in the broad scope of things that trout fishing calls for more complex decision making over saltwater fly fishing in terms of what goes into choosing the fly patterns we fish. I think a lot of that comes from the simple fact...



Sunday Classic / Organizing Your Bonefish Fly Box Makes For A Better Day Of Fishing

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OPTION PARALYSIS EATS UP VALUABLE FISHING TIME. I've found myself, more than once, staring into my fly box as if I'd wandered to the refrigerator in the middle of the night, with no idea why I was there. That's fine, unless you're surrounded by feeding bonefish...



Don’t Keep Staring in One Place if You’re Seeing Nada

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My recent trip to the Bahamas, fly fishing for bonefish, I got a chance to work out a bunch of kinks in my flats fishing. From the help of my buddies, the helpful staff on hand and the fantastic bahamian guides, I eventually got to the...



Sunday Classic / Tarpon on the Fly: 10 Rookie Mistakes

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I'll never forget heading down to the Florida Keys for my first fishing trip for tarpon on the fly. Cruise control set and adrenaline pumping through my veins, that fifteen hour drive south only felt like it took four hours. My rookie confidence was overflowing,...



Sunday Classic / Bruce Chard’s A.M. Express, A Great Fly For Baby Tarpon

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CATCHING BABY TARPON IS ABOUT AS FUN AS THE LAW ALLOWS. Even a baby tarpon is a hell of a fish. These little guys are all fight and haven't learned all the tricks of the grown ups. A thirty pound tarpon offers all the excitement of...