Tarpon, It’s All About Letting Go

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ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LET GO. The step is about three inches wide by ten inches long. Really only big enough for the ball of one foot. There's not enough head room to stand straight, not even close. It would be an uncomfortable place...

Catch Trophy Brown Trout By Stacking The Odds In Your Favor

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THIS FISH HAS BEEN ALL OVER THE INTERNET. NOW I'M GOING TO TELL YOU EXACTLY HOW TO CATCH ONE LIKE IT FOR YOURSELF. Once in a while the "perfect storm" really is perfect. My buddy Dan and I were throwing around some dates for a fishing trip...

Aquamarine, A Permit Tale

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"Now! Now is the time! Hurry!" I am perched on the bow of a rocking Hell's Bay Waterman, on the flats of Abaco, squinting through my bifocals and trying in vain to find the opening in a figure 8 knot. I've cut off six different crab...

Labrador Bound

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By Jason Tucker It's no secret that I love brook trout, and thus the name of my blog, Fontinalis Rising. Size doesn't matter. From 4-inch little gems to behemoth monsters the size of respectable brown trout, I find them all fascinating and exciting. When I was a...

Technical tips from Southern NZ

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By Chris Dore Whilst I enjoy chasing big fish in the backcountry here in New Zealand, there isn't actually much to it: Find a fish. Put your fly in front of him, and strike. It's the smaller, hatch-driven streams that offer the challenge for me, the technical...