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...

Trading in Desire

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By Lauren Holt “OKAY. SEE THAT DARK SPOT? ABOUT 200 FEET OUT. 2 O’CLOCK.” I squint that direction, worry my lower lip with my teeth, cup my cheekbones and the bill of my cap to help cut the glare of the mid-afternoon sun sneaking past the edge...

Tips for Fishing to Spooky Tarpon on Clear, Calm Days

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WHAT'S A BIG TOUGH FISH LIKE YOU SO AFRAID OF? Fishermen, that's what. I'm told that, in the early days of tarpon fishing on the fly, big fish charged big flies and ate with reckless abandon. You know how stories about the old days are, but...

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...

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...