The Sharp End of the Boat

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By David Grossman LOOKING BACK ON MY FEW SUCCESSES AND MANY FAILURES, THE THIN LINE BETWEEN THE TWO WAS USUALLY MENTAL. There are plenty of folks more qualified to talk about knots, casting, tides, and the thousands of other factors that go into becoming a proficient saltwater...

Making the Best of Bad Conditions

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by Johnny Spillane Saltwater fly fishing is totally dependent on conditions. Recently I flew down to Orlando for the IFTD/ICAST show and I decided to fly in a day early and spend some time in the saltwater with my good friend Scott Harkins, who works for Simms,...

Poonfroggin

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It's already plenty warm by 6:00 AM. The hot pink band hugging the horizon and lighting up the water foreshadows the brain-baking heat that will be here any minute. It's going to be another brutally calm day in the Florida Keys. We're poling quietly down the...

Proposed Bahamian Flats Fishing Regulations, A Deeper Perspective

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By Sarah Grigg An Uncomfortable, Unexpected Fisheries Debate in The Bahamas Some anglers compare fighting a bonefish on the line to wrangling a bat out of hell. Most would agree that few saltwater flats parallel those of the Bahamas for pursuing this species. Perhaps nowhere else on...

Saltwater Short Shot: Video

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A 100 FOOT CAST WILL CATCH YOU SOME FISH, BUT A 30 FOOT CAST WILL CATCH A WHOLE LOT MORE. There are days on the flats when you never cast to a fish that's more than 30 feet from the boat. When you don't have sun,...