Category Archives: Tackle and Techniques Magazine

Carpentaria Seafaris Trip Photo Album – 2004

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Carpentaria Seafaris Trip – 2004 Cindy Blanton fights a flats golden trevally Cindy Blanton & a golden trevally Cindy Blanton & a queenie from the flats Cindy Fights a LT tuna while I keep her from falling in Team work … Continue reading

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Tailing Loops… Be Gone by Lefty Kreh

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Perhaps the biggest problem facing anyone who can fly cast beyond 45 feet is a tailing loop. A tailing loop is when the leader and the front of the line crash into the main line near the end of the … Continue reading

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WF or DT Which is Really Better by Bruce Richards

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Few fly line subjects have been discussed more than which is the better taper, double taper (DT) or weight forward (WF). The answer is, neither is inherently better, but one may be better than the other for you. A lot … Continue reading

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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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