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Surfperch Academy… by Ken Hanley

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Surfperch Academy … by Ken Hanley The Pacific coastline is by far the most dynamic environment I could imagine. Is there a more challenging place to cast a fly? I’m not sure one exists. Think about it for a moment; … Continue reading

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Indian River Lagoon Redfish on the Fly by Captain Rodney Smith

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Indian River Lagoon Redfish on the Fly By Captain Rodney Smith The sweet fragrance of orange blossoms wafted on an offshore breeze flowing west over the Spartina grass shoreline of Merritt Island, Florida. The skinny water barely covering the sand … Continue reading

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Cindy’s Lucky Deceiver

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Cindy’s “Lucky” Deceiver An incredible but true story about trophy pike on the fly by Dan Blanton My wife, Cindy almost didn’t make the trip with me and my group to Scott Lake this past June, 1998 because she had … Continue reading

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TLC for Fly Lines

TLC For Fly Lines By Dan Blanton Fly lines aren’t the most expensive part of your marine fly fishing equipment but they aren’t cheap, either. Most will cost you better than 50 bucks if they’re worth having and with tender … Continue reading

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Tandem Flies for Bluewater Ray Beadle Style

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There are three camps when it comes to using tandem-hook flies for bluewater – wahoo and billfish, in particular: Camp one loves them; camp two hates them and camp three agrees that there is a place for both tandem- and … Continue reading

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Corbina on the Fly by Richard Jacobsen

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Corbina on the Fly By Richard Jacobsen These shadows in the surf are even more challenging than the elusive flats permit… To the southern California saltwater fly angler, corbina are probably the most elusive, frustrating and most prized fish along … Continue reading

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Rod Racks… Simplified

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By Dan Blanton The following photos illustrate how I mounted a couple of 1-1/2 inch pvc tubes that Stan Pleskunas cut for me to provide horizontal rod protection.  Included are photos of simple pvc vertical rod holders, which are designed … Continue reading

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Pushing Strike Buttons

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Pushing Strike Buttons By Dan Blanton Sean was livid. We’d been fly fishing for stripers, side-by-side, casting identical outfits, including the fly. I’d released more than a dozen bass to 15-pounds to Sean’s, two. “What’s wrong?”, he asked, his voice … Continue reading

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Bay Bass on the Fly by Craig Smith

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Bay Bass On The Fly by Craig Smith On an overcast July Morning I meet Bob Woodbury, an angler from Salt Lake City, at his downtown San Diego Hotel. Bob is about to embark on his first experience fishing for … Continue reading

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