Never Give Up on a Bonefish

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WE ALL KNOW THE HEARTBREAK OF SEEING A BIG FISH SPOOK AND RUN WHEN WE MAKE A CAST. Whether its due to a poor presentation, the fish catching sight of us or something completely random and out of our control doesn't matter. The pain is the...

Louis’s Saltwater Casting Drill

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There's no debate, practicing your casting makes you a more effective angler. But all practice is not created equal. Simply heading down to the park and hucking as much line as possible doesn't accomplish much. A while back we published a practice routine recommended by Tim...

Dicky’s Tarpon Silencer

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WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD FLY? On dead calm days in the Florida Keys the silver king can be afraid of his on shadow. I've seen plenty of big tarpon vanish at the sound of the fly landing on the water. As a flats guide,...

Fight The Good Fight, in Saltwater or Fresh

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MY FRIEND KIRK DEETER SAYS FRESHWATER AND SALTWATER FLY FISHING ARE, "TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPORTS PLAYED WITH THE SAME EQUIPMENT." In essence that is true and Kirk's point is doubly true. Anyone who's tried both can attest to that, but some of that equipment looks more...

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...