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News: PUNTA ALLEN, Mexico

PUNTA ALLEN, Mexico — For nearly two millennia, the Mayan people along the Yucatán Peninsula’s Caribbean coast have relied on fishing for sustenance and trade. The tradition continues, though today many Mayan fishermen are as likely to be throwing a [...]

June 20, 2012 Destinations, News, RECENT

Video: Riding High – a season on the fly

We've all seen the hundreds of tries at good ole boy fishing and fly fishing vids. Most are as constipated as the foreign speaking soaps that clog South Florida's cable TV monopoly. However, sometimes somebody knows what they're doing and [...]

June 11, 2012 Destinations, RECENT, Videos

Review: Hatch’s Finatic Plus reels

There are about a dozen or so high end - Made in U. S. A. production fly reel companies. Here’s one of them that has all the right stuff for this tarpon season. [...]

June 1, 2012 Destinations, RECENT

Destinations: DIY Bonefishing in The Bahamas?

You can do-it-yourself - catch a few bones on a DIY basis in The Bahamas, but realistically it's pretty tough to get a good ROI and it's very physically demanding. To be successful, you'll have to be a good angler [...]

May 23, 2012 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, RECENT

Feature: The (Shrinking) Giant Tarpon Fly

If you fish for giant tarpon on fly in the Florida Keys, do you find that the fish seem to get a little smarter and a little tougher to feed every year? Do you find that a fly that worked [...]

May 17, 2012 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, Flies, RECENT, Slide

Feature: Guatemala Sails on a Fly

In March of 2012, after clearing customs at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, I walked out into the brilliant Guatemala City sun and scanned an unfamiliar landscape of native faces and read tour placards that were pasted on [...]

May 4, 2012 Destinations

Tips & Tactics: Kings of the South

In Southeast Florida, there's something about a spring morning that fisherman just love. The cold fronts have passed, the wind has settled and the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida turns from cobalt blue to turquoise. Spring and summer for some [...]

April 28, 2012 Destinations, Flies, RECENT, Tips & Tactics

Feature: Dragging the Line for Snappers and Groupers; depth without guilt

I'd caught snappers on flies before. The same goes for groupers and other known bottom feeders. Yet while the proverbial blind squirrel can find the occasional nut, he’s not likely to do it on a regular basis. Most of the [...]

March 7, 2011 Destinations, FEATURE STORY