Sunday Classic / Holding Your Bone

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I WATCHED MY SHARE OF GUYS FIGHT TO GET HOLD OF THEIR FIRST BONEFISH AND I REMEMBER BEING THERE MYSELF. IT'S PRETTY PAINFUL FOR EVERYBODY CONCERNED INCLUDING THE FISH. They aren't trout and nothing will bring that hone for you like trying to tail one. Landing...



Sunday Classic / 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...



Feel the Tarpon Burn

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The first step in landing a big tarpon is getting a really good hook set. If your hook fails to penetrate the hard boney mouth of the tarpon, it almost always will be spit out after the first or second jump. My previous trip to the...



Saturday Shoutout / Flip On Flies

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You could get your advice on fly selection from worse guys than Flip Pallot. I’ve long thought that there are two types of fly tyers, the Engineer and the Artist. I don’t make a qualitative distinction between the two. I simply recognize that each comes at...



11 Tips for Correctly Presenting Your Fly To Tarpon

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Anyone that's fly fished for tarpon probably knows how easy it is to present the fly incorrectly. If you miss your target, even by just a little bit, it can drastically lower your chances for getting a tarpon to eat. Cast the fly too close, and...