The Road To DIY Bonefish

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If I live to be a hundred, I'll never forget the first bonefish I caught on my own. I can't tell you how rewarding it was to wade a flat and feel like I knew where the fish would be and when. To have all the...

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,...

New Treatment for Casters Elbow

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Ok, it tennis elbow but it might as easily be casters elbow. If you've spent much time on the cork end of a fly rod you've felt that burning in the elbow. Probably while you were fighting a big fish. That's when it usually gets me....

6 Tips For Catching Spooky Bonefish

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BONEFISH CAN GET SPOOKY. CRAZY, UNREAL, MADDENINGLY SPOOKY. I found myself dealing with just this situation the other day. Wading for super spooky bonefish in skinny water. Not the easiest day of fishing to be sure, but I did pretty well. I thought I'd share some...

Perfect Moments, Bahamas Edition

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OUR RECENT TRIP TO SOUTH ANDROS BAHAMAS WAS AMAZING FOR MANY REASONS. GREAT FISHING, MAKING NEW FRIENDS AND SEEING OLD ONES. Fishing cool new rods and tying great new flies. We even had a couple of bona fide adventures. We laughed until it hurt, ate until...