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...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Fish Muds

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"THIS IS THE KIND OF BONEFISHING THAT RUINS YOU. THE KIND OF FISHING THAT IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS." The sky is a perfect robin's egg blue. Reflections of the morning sun dance on the underside on the mangroves giving the bright green...

Tarpon On The Clock

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A Photo Essay By Joel Dickey It's 5:30 a.m. and my alarm pierces that beautiful thing, called sleep, which all guides miss so much this time of year. I jump out of bed and I'm quickly reminded I'm not 25 anymore. My joints pop and crack and...