Video: The Incredible Astove Atoll

Here’s an amazing production from our favorite Lithuanian/Norwegian filmmakers, Nerijus and Vaidas of Black Fly Eyes. Previously, they had headed to Alphonse, one of the Outer Seychelles, and came back with a remarkable film. The next year, . . .

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Classic Video Tips: The Basics of Bonefishing

The first time I cast to bonefish, in Belize in the late 90s, I had done very little to prepare for the trip. . .and it showed. My guide ended up yelling at me for various failures on my part, and it . . .

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Pro Tips: Tom’s 5 Tips for Preparing for a Bonefish Trip


If you want to improve your chances of catching bonefish, work on the required
casting and angling skills before you head to the tropics.
Photo by Sandy Hays

I’ve watched even experienced trout anglers become frustrated, angry, and even embarrassed on bonefishing trips because they weren’t ready for the wind, difficult fish spotting, and unfamiliar directions given by a guide. Just a little preparation will make your. . .

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Videos: How to Catch Redfish on the Fly

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, splits his fishing and guiding time between the bass waters of Hill country and the redfish flats off the Texas coast. In this great three-part series, he shares a ton of information that will help you . . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Signs of a Productive Fishing Flat

While long casts and hard fights seem to get all the press, one of the most challenging aspects of flats fishing can be simply finding the fish. Not only are they highly mobile, but they can spread out over huge areas, which can make for some . . .

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3 Design Tips for Tying or Choosing Flats Flies

When deciding which saltwater flies to tie or buy, it can be tempting to simply choose patterns that most closely resemble the critters you’re trying to imitate. But while there are some very realistic and very effective crab, baitfish and shrimp flies, . . .

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The One That Got Away #2: Don’t Be a Slacker

I moved to southwestern Florida in 2008 with visions of massive tarpon competing for my perfectly presented fly. But despite many concerted efforts to make that happen–often spending days at a time anchored up waiting on fish to show–it would . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for Redfish

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver are adding a twist to their “Five Flies” videos by doing some that are species-specific, rather than month-specific. In the latest installment, Ivan Orsic and Alec Gerbec run . . .

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