This week’s podcast is a discussion with Capt. Tuck Scott, head guide at Bay Street Outfitters of Beaufort, South Carolina. Tuck gives us solid tips on choosing flies for saltwater inshore species, concentrating on redfish . . .
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Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, admits that he was pretty nervous the first time he got on a flats skiff because he didn't know quite what to do. Since he is now an official saltwater junkie, he's gleaned a lot of information that novices will find . . .
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What if I told you of a mysterious place where dragons are real, fish strike with ferocity, and the islands shiver, amid the relentless heat of Indian Ocean sun? This is Indonesia—a nation made of more than 17,000 islands (no one knows the exact . . .
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Tom Rosenbauer fishes almost exclusively with flies that he ties himself, and he's no slouch at the vise. Last time he was in Belize, at El Pescador, with the folks from The New Fly Fisher, they shot some cool tying videos. Here, Tom shows the version of a . . .
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Steve McLaughlin shows off a golden trevally after a tough fight.
Photo courtesy Front Range Anglers
Christmas Island (Kiritimati) is a destination that inspires adventure, and it is a mecca for anglers around the world. The fishing on Christmas Island is like no other saltwater destination on the planet, with nearly two dozen . . .
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Here's a great video trip from Capt. Bruce Chard of Gink & Gasoline, who demonstrates a simple method for picking up a long line to recast. The two problems that a caster has to deal with are . . .
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Conway Bowman knows a thing or two about fishing to toothy predators. (See the video below.) Whether you're fishing for mako sharks or pickerel, you need something to stop the teeth. . .
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Cuba's bonefish habitat is vast, unspoiled, and does not see heavy fishing pressure.
Photos by Tom Rosenbauer
For the past two Decembers, I have been lucky enough to host an Orvis Adventures trip to Cuba, and for an all-around experience, the trip is so satisfying on many levels. First, I had always wanted to . . .
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If you want to improve your chances of catching bonefish, work on the required
casting and angling skills before
you head to the tropics.Photo by Sandy Hays
I’ve watched even experienced trout anglers become frustrated, angry, and even embarrassed on bonefishing trips because they weren’t ready for the wind, difficult fish spotting, and unfamiliar directions given by a guide. Just a little preparation will make your. . .
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Here's a great video from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's Bahamas Initiative Manager, Justin Lewis, who explains why proper fish handling is essential to the survival of your catch and to the overall . . .
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