"Searching For Viagra:" Atlantic Sailfish on Fly

While only eight hook-ups were reported and three fish were caught during a lull in what has otherwise been a red hot sailfish season, participants in the Islamorada Invitational Sailfly Tournament, which ended Friday, feel their sport provides a thrill like no other. “‘I’ve been sailfishing like this for 10-11 years, four of five days a year, and I realized I’ve been hooked up for about an hour,’ [tournament organizer Sandy] Moret chuckled. ‘You have to have a hot fish — the right fish in the right circumstances. It makes it very challenging and therefore very exciting. If you could bottle that excitement, you could give the Viagra company a run for its money.”’ Sue Cocking in the Miami Herald.
By the way, Moret’s store in Islamorada — now in posh new headquarters next to the Green Turtle Inn — employs some of the most knowledgeable people in the saltwater fly fishing business. If you want to know why (or why not) to put Gel Spun backing on your fly reel, or just want to buy the latest hot fly, you owe it to yourself to give these folks a call. They also have what I think is the best saltwater fly fishing school in the world, staffed by notable experts Steve Huff, Chico Fernandez, Flip Pallot, Diana Rudolph and others.

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