The Salt Water Quick Cast

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One of the most crucial skills in salt water fly fishing is shooting line. Everything happens quickly on the flats and the angler who can put is fly on a fish sixty feet from the boat with only two false casts will have a distinct advantage. It's...

Bonefish Don’t Dance

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DANCING ON THE BOW IS A BIG TURN-OFF. I had the pleasure of doing a little bonefishing with a good friend the other day. We were poling the flats on the west side of South Andros and the wind was howling. The sky was full of...

10 Tips For Spotting Permit

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PERHAPS THE LOFTIEST GOAL IN FLY FISHING IS CATCHING A PERMIT. Maybe it's not your thing but if there truly is a fish of ten-thousand casts, it's the permit. There is enough to catching permit to fill a bookshelf or magazine rack. It's a complicated game,...

Organizing Your Bonefish Fly Box Makes For A Better Day Of Fishing

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OPTION PARALYSIS EATS UP VALUABLE FISHING TIME. I've found myself, more than once, staring into my fly box as if I'd wandered to the refrigerator in the middle of the night, with no idea why I was there. That's fine, unless you're surrounded by feeding bonefish...

A Year Fishing The Everglades Special, Half Way Through A Bad Decision

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By Paul Pucket FISHING WISE, I HAVE NEVER HAD A YEAR LIKE THIS ONE. I am fishing in places I have never fished and feel very lucky to have the opportunities. The main difference between this year, and the prior years spent chasing these mindless, slimy, instinctual...