deGala’s Grass Shrimp

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By Herman deGala Let's size up a shrimp pattern for saltwater. A compadre of mine asked if I could fashion a grass shrimp that was 3 to 4 times larger than my mysis shrimp so that he could chase redfish in his native Texas on the Gulf....



8 Tips for Fighting Bonefish Out Of Mangroves

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By Louis Cahill When you hook a big bonefish in the mangroves, you only get one shot at landing him. Half the reason we target bonefish is that they are such powerful fighters. A relatively modest bone can put you in your backing several times during a...



Bruce Chard’s Double Haul Drill

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Today begins a special five part video tutorial on building blinding line speed. Line speed is the most important component in successful salt water fly fishing. There's plenty of finesse involved but line speed is the cost of admission. If you can't build the speed you...



The Virtues of a Sidearm Cast in Saltwater Fly Fishing

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SOMETIMES YOU'VE GOT TO COME AT A PROBLEM FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE. I'm a sidearm caster by nature. I think it's in my DNA. I threw a baseball sidearm when I was a kid and I've cast a fly rod that way for as long as...



The Sharp End of the Boat

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By David Grossman LOOKING BACK ON MY FEW SUCCESSES AND MANY FAILURES, THE THIN LINE BETWEEN THE TWO WAS USUALLY MENTAL. There are plenty of folks more qualified to talk about knots, casting, tides, and the thousands of other factors that go into becoming a proficient saltwater...