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A Fly Fishing Certainty
Very few statements can be made with 100% certainty in life or, more importantly, in fly fishing. But, this is one: Big Fish Eat Little Fish! This basic statement of the prey-predator relationship is well known by saltwater fly anglers. John Guldin shows you how to tie very productive patterns with a new synthetic material.
Classic Saltwater Flies
Joe Branham discusses his upcoming book and offers a peek into some of the topics that will be covered.
"Sometimes, even fly fishers get tunnel vision and continue down that tunnel blinded by what is considered the norm where their flies are concerned. Maybe it is time to break out of the norm and see what happens." Saltwater expert Joe Branham provides his thoughts.
Give Yourself A Hand
John Guldin discusses the merits of right hand and left hand retrieve when saltwater fly fishing. Some experts suggest that you should retrieve with your dominant hand. John points out that you shouldn't feel too badly if you have good reason to ignore the advice.
Saltwater, Silver Kings, and San Juan
Almost every morning, we met in the early hours by the locked gate of the Empress Hotel waiting for our taxi to take us to the Cangrejos Marina. On one fine morning, I was at the gate all right, only it was on the outside yelling to get back in. The other days saw some nice catches of tarpon - my first saltwater trip.
Stalking the flats of Luquillo Beach, Puert
I bowed my rod tip as the fish jumped. It was a barracuda, a large one of maybe 3 1/2 feet in length. It thrashed in the air as hurtled from right to left and landed in an explosion of water droplets. - Peter Cammann relates his experiences fly fishing for barracuda.
Tying Saltwater Flies
When some tiers see the words Salt Water and Fly Tying together they feel intimidated and are very reluctant to venture into that are of tying. This is understandable to a point because there was not, until recently, a definitive source for this type of tying. Joe Branham offers this advice from his extraordinary experiences tying for saltwater.
Watch your Weight
If you have fished the salt for any length of time you will recognize that there are times when you just do not have any idea what weight line you are looking at. John Guldin provides an answer on how you can avoid this problem.
Marlin On The Fly
If you don't mind long download times, Seamaster's video of the first known marlin caught on the fly.
Redfish on The Fly
Saltwater Guide writes catching a bull red on a fly in a tidal creek can be quite an experience!