Strategies For DIY Bonefishing

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By Rod Hamilton I RECEIVE EMAILS EVERY DAY FROM ANGLERS LOOKING FOR ADVICE ON HOW TO CATCH BONEFISH ON THOSE DAYS WHEN THEY ARE NOT WITH A GUIDE. The email usually goes something like this: “I do fine when I’m guided, but can’t seem to either find...

Through A Lens Darkly

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What is an angler without his eyes? All of my life I have defined myself by my eyes. Certainly as a photographer, and as I developed in the sport, more and more as an angler. My vision has been at the center of my life, in...

Presenting A Fly With Your Back Cast Is Like Being Ambidextrous

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LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT I THINK IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-RATED SALTWATER FLY CASTS. THE BACK CAST PRESENTATION. Imagine being ambidextrous and never having to worry about what direction the wind is blowing. That's what a back cast presentation can do for you. Using your...

Sunday Classic / 2 Common Mistakes That Break Fly Rods While Fighting Fish

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DO YOU EVER TALK BACK TO THE SCREEN? I watched a video the other day of a guy fighting a permit down in Cuba. The whole time I kept yelling, "You're gonna break your F-ing rod!" Sure enough, with the permit at his feet, the rod...

Sunday Classic / Friends Don’t Let Friends Fish Muds

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"THIS IS THE KIND OF BONEFISHING THAT RUINS YOU. THE KIND OF FISHING THAT IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS." The sky is a perfect robin's egg blue. Reflections of the morning sun dance on the underside on the mangroves giving the bright green...