Tag Archives: saltwater fly fishing

Podcast: Hunting for Permit, with Will Benson


Written by: Phil Monahan

Capt. Will Benson has spent years perfecting his permit tactics.
Photo courtesy Capt. Will Benson

This week, I have a chat with noted permit guide and film maker Capt. Will Benson. We discuss the idea of an angler as athlete, and how he and some of his clients prepare for big permit . . .

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Fish Facts: Grand Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Barracuda are a blast to chase with a fly, as they can be aggressive and fight like hell.
Photo by Greg Vincent, of H2O Bonefishing 

The great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) isn’t generally considered one of the premier saltwater fly rod species—it’s not part of the flats Grand Slam, for instance—and few fly fishers head to . . .

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Video: “Beyond the Horizon” (Full Version)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Rankin Jackson (right) guides Noah Thompson in the Keys to the East.

Beyond the Horizon tells the story of Rankin Jackson’s struggle to provide for his family while trying to survive the push of drug-running and ultimately how fly fishing revealed his road to . . .

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