Fly Feature: Stealth Bomber

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By Justin Pickett IT DIVES AND IT GURGLES. IT SPUTTERS AND IT BUBBLES. AND IT JUST PLAIN CATCHES FISH! The Stealth Bomber is by far my number one topwater fly pattern for warm water species. Whether I’m after smallmouth or largemouth bass, or targeting bluegill, it’s always...

A Short Quick Cast

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By Bruce Chard MANY FLY ANGLERS THINK, IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE SALT, YOU NEED TO HAVE A GREAT DISTANCE CAST. That can be true on a calm day when all fly anglers struggle to add another 5-10ft on their cast. But in reality the...

Strategies For DIY Bonefishing

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By Rod Hamilton I RECEIVE EMAILS EVERY DAY FROM ANGLERS LOOKING FOR ADVICE ON HOW TO CATCH BONEFISH ON THOSE DAYS WHEN THEY ARE NOT WITH A GUIDE. The email usually goes something like this: “I do fine when I’m guided, but can’t seem to either find...

Sunday Classic / Better Bonefish Retrieve

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So you've found yourself a bonefish and you've made that big cast into the wind, now what? The propped retrieve is key to success. There are several things keep in mind. The speed and length of the strip, keeping slack out of the system. And what...

Baby Tarpon Slam Fest

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By Bruce Chard IT'S FALL IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS EARLY IN THE MORNING ON THE WAY TO THE BOAT RAMP. Its 83 degrees and still pitch dark outside. The AC in the truck is trying to cut through the high humidity. You can...