Sunday Classic / The Finer Points of the Ready Position

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I'VE TALKED ABOUT THE READY POSITION BEFORE BUT IN TEACHING THE BONEFISH 101 PRIMER ON OUR TRIP TO ANDROS SOUTH, IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT SOME OF THE FINER POINTS BEAR REPEATING OR AT LEAST MORE THOROUGH EXPLANATION. A good ready position is vital in making...

11 Tips for Spotting Tarpon

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HOW DOES A SIX FOOT LONG FISH VANISH? It's hard to imagine, but they do. Even big schools of tarpon can sneak up on you with surprising regularity. Tarpon fishing is a game of strategy and the earlier you see the fish, the better your chances...

Baby Tarpon, Little Monsters

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Tarpon are the king of Sport fish, even when they're only ten pounds. Standing on the bow of a flats boat at dawn, looking into a perfectly symmetrical sunrise reflecting on the glass-calm water, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. When a pair of...

How Trolling Motors Are Changing Tarpon Fishing

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MY FIRST DAY OF FISHING TARPON WITH A TROLLING MOTOR WASN'T WHAT I'D EXPECTED. I've been involved in several conversations on this topic in the past year. There are strong opinions on both sides but the fact is that each year there are more guides pursuing...

Ready Position Video

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The ready position is the most fundamental skill in saltwater fly fishing. Saltwater fly fishing has been described as, "long periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of panic." That can certainly be true. I personally never find it boring and with a good ready position...