Tom’s Amazing Experience in Cuba: It’s Not Just About Fishing

Cuba's bonefish habitat is vast, unspoiled, and does not see heavy fishing pressure. Photos by Tom Rosenbauer
For the past two Decembers, I have been lucky enough to host an Orvis Adventures trip to Cuba, and for an all-around experience, the trip is so satisfying on many levels. First, I had always wanted to . . .
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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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Video: How to Properly Catch and Release a Bonefish

Here's a great video from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's Bahamas Initiative Manager, Justin Lewis, who explains why proper fish handling is essential to the survival of your catch and to the overall . . .
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Video Pro Tips: How to Communicate with Your Guide


Establishing the "clock face" ensures that you and your guide are pointing in the same direction.
When you're standing on the bow of a flats boat, things can happen pretty fast. One of the keys to success is good communication with your guide. Because he (or she) is better trained and has a higher vantage point, he's probably going to. . .
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Video: “Every Hour,” the Healing Power of Fly Fishing

Jessica Callihan wears a lot of hats. She’s a fine artist, the creative director of DUN Magazine, a fly-fishing instructor, and a public speaker. She’s also a Navy veteran, who was injured while training to become an aviation electrician. Like most vets, she’s . . .
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Video: Incredible Footage of Dorado Chasing Down Prey

While this is not a fly-fishing video, it is a flying-fish video and most definitely the coolest thing you'll see today. These scenes from an episode of the BBC's "The Hunt" is called "Hunger at. . .
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Video: Two Grand Slams in Two Days!

Here’s a cool video about an amazing experience in Belize, featuring Damien Nurre, the former owner of Deep Canyon Outfitters, the 2014 Orvis Endorsed Expedition of the Year. Although he is by no means a saltwater specialist, Damien had incredible . . .
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Video: Fly-Fishing in the Gardens of the Queen

Here’s a beautiful and exciting video from Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina, or Gardens of the Queen, an archipelago and marine reserve off the southern coast of the island that offer spectacular fly fishing for a variety of species. From tarpon and jacks . . .
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