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,...

Use Birds to Quickly Locate Bait and Schools of Fish

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Certain times of the year in both freshwater and saltwater, anglers can use flocks of actively feeding birds to locate large concentrations of bait and fish. This was the case during my recent fly fishing trip with Capt. Joel Dickey. First thing, early in the morning,...

Fly Fishing: Salt Life Isn’t Always Fair

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MY PREVIOUS FISHING TRIP TO THE SALT REMINDED ME LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR Wool socks and thermals on, fleece on top of that, buff raised high on the nose, I battened down the hatches on my final layer of protection, my rain jacket and pants....

The Fight Isn’t Over When You Get a Tarpon Boat-Side

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Catching a tarpon on the fly is a feat most fly fishers dream about but never experience. Some fly anglers get lucky right out the gates, but for most of us, catching one of these beasts on the fly often takes several trips to accomplish....

Wind in Saltwater is Your Friend Not Your Enemy

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Its 6:30am in the morning when we arrive at the boat launch in Big Pine Key, FL. Within minutes of stepping out of the car the stagnant humid air begins to suffocate my body. The North Georgia mountain weather that I've grown so accustomed to, feels...