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...

20 Of The Hottest New Flies For 2015

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By Carter Lyles We are totally stoked for you to see all the crazy, new, innovative flies that are out and rippin’ lips right now! Everything from warmwater to saltwater to freshwater, we’re about to knock ‘em out. Gink and Gasoline has talked with the biggest...

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...

Bruce Chard’s Key Lime Pie Tarpon Fly

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SPOOKY TARPON? NO PROBLEM. Feeding tarpon a fly on bluebird days when the sun is high and the water is clear can be quite a challenge. It's always a little mind blowing to see a six foot long monster run from a three inch fly bit...

Dicky’s Tarpon Silencer

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WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD FLY? On dead calm days in the Florida Keys the silver king can be afraid of his on shadow. I've seen plenty of big tarpon vanish at the sound of the fly landing on the water. As a flats guide,...