Chard’s Snapping Shrimp

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IT'S TIME TO GO TO THE BAHAMAS AND CATCH BONEFISH! Seriously, I'm going to the Bahamas tomorrow morning for the first week of the G&G Andros South bonefish trip. I can't wait. And in the box of flies I'm taking along there is a healthy handful...

Three Tips for Casting in the Wind

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By Bruce Chard WHEN YOU'RE FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER THERE IS ALMOST ALWAYS WIND. Saltwater fly fishing demands your A-game. Your presentations have to be spot on and when the wind is howling, it will test your angling mettle. If you're new to the game, it's intimidating...

How Not To Learn Bonefishing

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Float to the Bahamas on a 55 gallon drum and save the air fare but hire a good guide every day! My buddy Brad went to the Bahamas for bonefish recently. I loaned him a rod, reel some leaders and a box of my favorite bonefish...

Bonefish The Hard Way, Deep In The Mangroves

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WHEN YOU ARE PLANNING A DIY BONEFISH TRIP, IT'S IMPORTANT TO CHECK THE TIDES. If you are wading or using kayaks to navigate the flats your mobility may be limited and timing the tides becomes crucial. Bonefish will be most accessible on low tides. Late in...

Putting Your Rod Tip In The Water Can Be A Game Changer

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EVERYONE WANTS TO CATCH BIG FISH BUT LEARNING TO OUTSMART THEM TAKES SOME DOING. Big fish often hold a PhD in fly selection and presentation, but any experienced angler can tell you that getting them to eat your fly is only half the battle. Getting them...