Sunday Classic / My Favorite Bonefish Reel

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STILL MY FAVORITE BONEFISH REEL. BEST OF ALL IT ONLY COST $285 I remember standing on the beach at Andros South watching my buddy Bruce Chard teaching his annual bonefish school. Bruce was illustrating for a first timer what he should expect when he encountered a bonefish....



A Short Quick Cast

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By Bruce Chard MANY FLY ANGLERS THINK, IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE SALT, YOU NEED TO HAVE A GREAT DISTANCE CAST. That can be true on a calm day when all fly anglers struggle to add another 5-10ft on their cast. But in reality the...



Sunday Classic / Better Bonefish Retrieve

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So you've found yourself a bonefish and you've made that big cast into the wind, now what? The propped retrieve is key to success. There are several things keep in mind. The speed and length of the strip, keeping slack out of the system. And what...



Baby Tarpon Slam Fest

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By Bruce Chard IT'S FALL IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS EARLY IN THE MORNING ON THE WAY TO THE BOAT RAMP. Its 83 degrees and still pitch dark outside. The AC in the truck is trying to cut through the high humidity. You can...



3 Ways to Improve Your Fly Casting on the Flats

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About ten years ago, I embarked on my first international saltwater fly fishing trip, with a couple Texas boys I'd previously met while chasing peacock bass in the Amazon. The saltwater trip took place down in Mexico, specifically the Ascension Bay area. Our primary target...