Category Archives: Tackle and Techniques Magazine

In Pursuit of Permit

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Del Brown 1918 – 2003 On the morning of Wednesday, May 28, Del Brown , Legendary saltwater fly-fisherman, died of a heart attack in his home in Watsonville, California.  At 84, he was exceptionally spry and in good shape, still … Continue reading

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Yucatan Tarpon

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By Dan Blanton Photos by Dan Blanton and Keith Kaneko Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, in particular, Tarpon Cay Lodge and Isla Del Sabalo Lodge, offers some of the most incredible fly-fishing for both baby and adult migratory tarpon to be found … Continue reading

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The Mix & Match Tip Shooting Head System

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Shooting Heads – The Mix and Match Tip System By Dan Blanton Shooting heads of varying sink rates packaged in a compact line wallet have long, provided knowledgeable fly anglers tremendous versatility.  Using shooting heads (SH), the feeding zone can … Continue reading

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Sheefish by Lee Haskin

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For many years I have wanted to catch sheefish, yet the rivers they inhabit always seemed light years away. There were so many unknowns about sheefish, or Inconnu, as they are called by native Alaskans, and I didn’t know where … Continue reading

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Bluefish Mania!

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by Dan Blanton And that’s what it was! Brutal! Heart-stopping! Hilarious fun! I’d dreamt of fly fishing for northeast bluefish, hitting them during a classic blitz for as long as I’ve been reading about them, starting with Saltwater Sportsman magazine … Continue reading

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Australia Report – 2006 & Photo Album

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  Game One – Carpentaria Seafaris     Dan Blanton Mike Matica Well, round trip, door-to-door, took 22 days.  Mike Matica and I departed San Francisco airport late evening on May 26th and Returned home late morning on June 16th.  … Continue reading

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Eddie Bossomworth Tests the 12-turn Bimini

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Eddie Bossomworth Tests the 12-turn Bimini for connecting GSP to a mono leader The Following are the results of Eddie’s tests  Test A – 12 Turn Bimini with 12 Turn uni type knot over both strands of the loop. Both … Continue reading

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Getting Looped

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There are several methods of making and attaching loops to fly lines. Most work. Some are better than others. Probably the oldest and most used loop connection is the wrapped or “served” loop, which is formed by stripping the coating … Continue reading

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The Shooting Head Casting Basics

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By Dan Blanton There has long been debate, particularly among flats guides, regarding the importance of distance casting. Some say casts beyond 50 feet aren’t necessary. Most experienced Fly fishermen, however – those men and women who spend a great … Continue reading

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Drags You Can Count On

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Drags You Can Count On Builders of Fine Fly Reels, Like Bottlers of Fine Wine, Rely on Cork By Dan Blanton When it comes to choosing a big game fly reel, nothing’s as important as its drag. That means it … Continue reading

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