Fly Fishing for Barracuda

A new interview in American Angler magazine with Jan Isley reminded me of the first moment of awe I felt when fishing on saltwater flats. Like Jan, I was mesmerized by the ferocity of a barracuda swimming and feeding in a foot of water. Gordon Lewis tangles with a big one on “Off on a blistering run the fish goes as I sneak a peek to ensure that my line is not about to run out as the barracuda is doing his best to spool me. As I’m trying to stem his retreat I see the line streak skyward followed by the gleaming silvery green form of my fish rocketing out of the water.”

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