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News: The Fly Shop of Miami, a friendly place to hangout

In the world of fly fishing, shows have diminished in both new product introduction; shops are now seeing new product weeks, if not months ahead of the show and that has cascaded into falling attendance. Some of the other reasons [...]

July 25, 2012 Fly Tying, News, RECENT

News: Face of PTTS weighs in on tarpon controversy

From its inception, the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) has been conducted in a sporting manner with an emphasis on promoting conservation and the sport of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande. I would like to tell you about our history [...]

July 24, 2012 Conservation, Destinations, News, RECENT

News: ICAST reels in plenty of exhibitors to Orlando

The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better know as ICAST, held its 55th gathering at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The show was from last Wednesday (July 11, 2012) to Friday [...]

July 16, 2012 News, RECENT, Spot

News: Letter to the Editor of Boca Beacon

The use of catch-and-release as a conservation tool to ensure healthy recreational fisheries for the future has become standard throughout the world of recreational fisheries. The catch-and-release ethic is especially apparent in the world-class tarpon fishery of Florida, where virtually [...]

June 22, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT

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

News: These guys always get it wrong

Apparently Congress would prefer to destroy fisheries instead. Earlier this month, Republicans in House of Representatives (ably assisted by outgoing Democratic crank Barny Frank) passed legislation disallowing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to expand its fisheries catch share programs. [...]

June 20, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT

News: Q & A with fly-fishing expert Lefty Kreh

By Don Markus, Baltimore Sun – June 9, 2012 Lefty Kreh is to fly-fishing what James Naismith was to basketball and, perhaps, what Elvis was to rock ‘n’ roll. Not only is the now 87-year-old Kreh credited with helping invent [...]

June 10, 2012 News, RECENT

News: Meltzoff Exhibit Opens in NYC

Stanley Meltzoff: Oceans and Other Worlds opening reception June 08, 2012 6:30 pm - Suggested donation $20 [...]

June 2, 2012 News, RECENT

Conservation: The Florida Keys Initiative

Despite this long history and the continued fervor of flats anglers in pursuit of the Big Three, we find ourselves fighting for the health of the flats that have provided so much to so many for so long. With our [...]

May 27, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT

News: Miami BTT Collaborative, Snook and Tournaments

BTT and University of Miami Collaborate for Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit Research Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the University of Miami have joined together to raise funds for flats angling’s “Big Three.” This partnership will fund the Tarpon and Bonefish Research Center, [...]

April 29, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT