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Tips From a Veteran Guide: David Westby

June 26, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

David Westby is legendary in Belize for his skills in bonefish and permit fishing guiding. In this article by Joe Doggett, he offers several interesting and thought-provoking tips for saltwater fly fishers, among them: “Use a sidearm cast whenever possible on shallow fish under high-visibility conditions.” And: “Cast as close as possible to a tailing fish. The fish is preoccupied, rooting on bottom, and a tight presentation puts the fly right there when the head comes up.” In the Houston Chronicle.