Bonefish Flats Revealed

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IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR OPPONENT, AND TO THAT END IT'S GOOD TO KNOW HIS NEIGHBORHOOD. When we look at a bonefish flat we tend to perceive it as two- dimensional. It's right there in the name, flat. The truth is, it's far from flat. The...

3 Tips For Better Bonefishing

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CHANGE THE RETRIEVE BEFORE THE FLY If the bonefish are following your fly but not eating it, the fly may not be the problem. As fly fishermen, we always want to blame our fly. I think this comes from trout fishing and the idea of matching...

The Blanket Octopus is the Damnedest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

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FROM THE "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?" FILES. On a recent blue water fly fishing trip with Captain Ron Doerr out of Jupiter, Florida, I saw something truly strange. It looked like a woman's scarf floating in the water. Bright red, yellow and green, it seemed...

How’s your double haul?

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Whether in saltwater or fresh, most experienced casters employ the double haul. It's possibly the best technique for creating line speed and generally energizing your line during the cast. It's also a great way to create casting problems when done incorrectly. One of the fundamentals of the...

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...