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...

Don’t Get Mad, Get Even

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Five long years had past since I'd last set foot on a flats boat in the Florida Keys. My previous trip I had left the keys vowing to not return until I was a more capable saltwater fly fisher. A few things were in my favor...

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...

Clean Your Rod Right, After Fishing The Salt

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By Bruce Chard IT'S A BAD FEELING TO PULL YOUR ROD OUT OF ITS SOCK ALL CRUSTY AND GREEN. Most anglers know to soak their reels after fly fishing in saltwater but too many guys forget to wash their rod. When heading home from a saltwater fishing...

A Closer Look, Barracuda

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BARRACUDA GET A LOT OF ATTENTION FOR BEING SCARY. Sharp teeth, warp speed, bad attitude. They deserve their reputation. They are an awesome and underrated sport fish. I love the adrenaline rush of catching them on the fly. What they get very little attention for is what...