Chard’s Snapping Shrimp

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IT'S TIME TO GO TO THE BAHAMAS AND CATCH BONEFISH! Seriously, I'm going to the Bahamas tomorrow morning for the first week of the G&G Andros South bonefish trip. I can't wait. And in the box of flies I'm taking along there is a healthy handful...

There’s No Such Thing As A Bad Perm

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YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY. THERE ARE NO SMALL PERMS. Just perms, and big perms. Happy perms and happy clouds. If you can't catch perms, you can always drink. Here's Bob Ross to teach you how! http://vimeo.com/32582348 The Bob Ross Drinking Game...

Three Tips for Casting in the Wind

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By Bruce Chard WHEN YOU'RE FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER THERE IS ALMOST ALWAYS WIND. Saltwater fly fishing demands your A-game. Your presentations have to be spot on and when the wind is howling, it will test your angling mettle. If you're new to the game, it's intimidating...

How Not To Learn Bonefishing

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Float to the Bahamas on a 55 gallon drum and save the air fare but hire a good guide every day! My buddy Brad went to the Bahamas for bonefish recently. I loaned him a rod, reel some leaders and a box of my favorite bonefish...

When your fly is there, be aware!

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I've touched on this before but it occurs to me that the subject needs more attention. Quite possibly the most important thing in fly fishing is situational awareness. That is, knowing what your fly is doing in relation to it's surroundings. Surroundings like current, structure, light,...