When Rigging For Bonefish On The Fly, Less Can Be More

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WHAT'S ALL THAT LINE REALLY DOING FOR YOU? I got the chance recently to fish with my buddy Kristen Mustad from Nautilus Reels. I'm not sure Kristen ever fishes the same reel twice. And can you blame him? There's always a new prototype to test and...

Bruce Chard’s A.M. Express, A Great Fly For Baby Tarpon

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CATCHING BABY TARPON IS ABOUT AS FUN AS THE LAW ALLOWS. Even a baby tarpon is a hell of a fish. These little guys are all fight and haven't learned all the tricks of the grown ups. A thirty pound tarpon offers all the excitement of...

Top 10 Redfish Flies

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THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF REDFISH PATTERNS FLOATING AROUND OUT THERE. All the way from Florida to Texas anglers and tyers are hard at work designing patterns to fool redfish. Most of them imitate the crabs, shrimp, and baitfish that make up the majority of the redfish...

The Pop Off Shark Leader

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MAYBE IT'S THE KID IN ME BUT I CAN'T RESIST TOSSING A FLY AT A HUNGRY SHARK. I MAKE NO EXCUSES FOR IT. IF SHARKS WEREN'T COOL, SHARK WEEK WOULDN'T BE THE HOTTEST THING ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL. THEY'RE BIG, THEY'RE MEAN, THEY'RE STRONG, THEY'RE...

Tarpon, It’s All About Letting Go

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ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LET GO. The step is about three inches wide by ten inches long. Really only big enough for the ball of one foot. There's not enough head room to stand straight, not even close. It would be an uncomfortable place...