Sunday Classic / Rob Smith’s Musky Sucker

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ROB SMITH IS NOTHING, IF NOT COLORFUL SO WHEN I ASKED HIM TO TIE A FLY FOR MY READERS I EXPECTED SOMETHING BODACIOUS, AND I GOT IT! Rob likes his fish the way he likes his mustache, big and scary. He's our local authority on striped...

Poonfroggin

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It's already plenty warm by 6:00 AM. The hot pink band hugging the horizon and lighting up the water foreshadows the brain-baking heat that will be here any minute. It's going to be another brutally calm day in the Florida Keys. We're poling quietly down the...

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...

Rob Smith’s Rusty Enema

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THE STASH IS BACK! Rob "The Stash" Smith is back to share one of his favorite redfish flies with us. The Rusty Enema is a proven producer anywhere redfish are found. It's a great attractor pattern that pushes a lot of water, which is like ringing...

Bruce Chard Ties The Gnarly Bandit

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SIMPLE IS OFTEN BEST. Our good friend Captain Bruce Chard is back today to prove it. Fishing guides need effective flies that will put their clients on fish but don't take hours to tie. Bruce calls these kind of flies,"guide flies." These flies have all of...