Author Archives: Gus Delaporte

Del Brown Permit Tournament Set for July 15

The Del Brown Permit Tournament is set to take place from July 15-18 in Key West, FL. The tournament is in honor of Del Brown, who along with guide Steve Huff authored the Merkin fly pattern and who caught over … more

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“Seasons on the Flats”

Seasons on the Flats, a new book by Bill Horn due out on August 1, profiles an angler’s year in the Florida Keys. An interview with the author by Bonefish on the Brain reveals the author’s motivation for writing the … more

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Team USA Youth Fly Fishing Names New Coach

Paul Bourcq has been named coach of the Team USA Youth Fly Fishing Team. Bourcq will select the top young anglers in the country to compete at the World Championships in Mende, France on July 8-15. Team USA will defend … more

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Chase for the Chalice Invitational

On July 11, a small group of organizers keen to promote saltwater fly fishing on Florida’s Space Coast will host the Chase for the Chalice Invitational. “There’s already a lot of interest in saltwater fly fishing in this area and … more

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Cuba Flats Fishing: Zapata Swamp National Park

Cuba offers some the best flats fishing in the Caribbean, if not the world—if you can get there. In Garden and Gun, Charles Gaines describes his trip to Zapata Swamp National Park. What the location lacks in land-based amenities it … more

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Florida Gulf Coast Snook Harvest Closed for One More Year

The harvest of snook on the Florida Gulf Coast, including the Keys and Everglades, will be closed for one more year. The state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted five-to-one for the closure on Thursday. The season will re-open on the east … more

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BTT to Initiate Economic Study of Keys Fisheries

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has issued a call for proposals for an economic study of the Florida Keys flats fisheries. To date, there has not been an assessment of the combined fisheries’ economic value (they did study bonefish value previously) … more

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Mexican Guides: From Lobster to Permit

While some international saltwater angling destinations will rely on Keys guides to lead guests to their chosen quarry, lodges on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula look for the expertise of local lobstermen. “There are three good jobs you can find in Punta Allen,” … more

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Lefty Kreh Talks to The Baltimore Sun

On Monday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will name a seven mile trail at Gunpowder Falls State Park in honor of Lefty Kreh, the angling legend who is often credited with popularizing fly fishing. His outdoor column in The Baltimore … more

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Tarpon Gold Cup Set for June 18-22

From June 18-22, 25 fly anglers will compete in the 49th annual Gold Cup Invitational Tarpon Tournament in Islamorada, FL. Originally a spin, plug and fly tournament, the Gold Cup moved to its all-fly format in 1972. The all-release tournament … more

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