Flats Boat Etiquette, Being A Good Fishing Partner

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The reception to my last fly fishing etiquette post was so positive I thought I'd dive in a little deeper. Flats fishing from a boat is a team sport. Whether you're out fishing with friends, out with a guide or on a trip to a fishing...

12 Tips for Spotting More Bonefish

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So you want to catch a bonefish? To catch a bonefish, one must first see a bonefish, and there's the problem. Bonefish are nearly invisible as any living creature. Their camouflage is almost flawless. Their sides are as bright as a mirror and reflect their surroundings...

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 Trolling Motors Are Changing Tarpon Fishing

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MY FIRST DAY OF FISHING TARPON WITH A TROLLING MOTOR WASN'T WHAT I'D EXPECTED. I've been involved in several conversations on this topic in the past year. There are strong opinions on both sides but the fact is that each year there are more guides pursuing...

Bruce Chard’s Double Haul Drill

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Today begins a special five part video tutorial on building blinding line speed. Line speed is the most important component in successful salt water fly fishing. There's plenty of finesse involved but line speed is the cost of admission. If you can't build the speed you...