Bruce Chard’s Palolo Worm

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THE PALOLO WORM HATCH IN THE FLORIDA KEYS TRULY MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED. Tarpon go completely crazy when these bright red worms pour out of the sand by the millions. The fish gorge themselves on worms and quite a few of those worms are...

Sunday Classic / 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...

Sunday Classic / Saltwater Fly Fishing: 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. After my previous trip, I had left the keys vowing to not return, until I was a more capable saltwater fly fisherman. Good news for me, a...

Sunday Classic / Hungry, Hungry Bonefish

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One of the things that makes bonefish so much fun is their generous nature. When bonefish are feeding they are some motivated little dudes. If you can get a fly in front of them the odds are good that it will get eaten without a...

Sunday Classic / The White Tiger

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It was a windy day in November on the west side of South Andros. My buddy Bruce Chard had tied up a fly he called the White Tiger. It was big and gaudy and orange and every time it hit the water the bonefish went...