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Wounded Warriors to Compete in Islamorada Tournament

The Cheeca Lodge's All American Backcountry Tournament, to be held Veteran's Day weekend, will include a team of wounded servicemen, in partnership with the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation. The foundation's mission is to provide wounded servicemen and women with a restorative program, utilizing fly fishing as healing therapy. “Fly fishing helps...

Tippets: Missing Angler Found, "Colorful" Tarpon Flies, Bonito and False Albacore

A New York doctor that had gone missing on Labor Day while on a fly fishing trip to a nature reserve on Long Island was found alive.  HeraldNet has a slideshow of '"colorful" tarpon flies as a teaser for an upcoming story on local anglers' trip to Mexico.  (A lot of these flies are rather "old-style," but you can see some newer patterns in the second part...

FWC to Pursue Sportfish Designation for Tarpon

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has announced it intends to pursue a new sportfish designation that will include tarpon as a catch and release only species. The decision was made at Wednesday's meeting in Tampa. Tarpon can currently be harvested by a guide or angler who possesses a $50 tag. Reasons for harvesting include submission to the IGFA for...

FWC to Discuss Boca Grande Tarpon

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet in Tampa Sept 5-6 to discuss Boca Grande's tarpon fishery. Kenneth Wright, FWC chairman, supports creating a protective sportsfish category covering marlin, sailfish, bonefish and tarpon. "There's been enough attention brought to me and the FWC that I am going to be looking into it and holding...

El Pescador Grand Slam Tagging Invitational

The 2nd Annual Grand Slam Tagging Invitational at El Pescador in Ambergris Caye, Belize has been set for Wednesday, Jan. 23 - Sunday Jan. 27, 2013. The tournament rules require anglers and guides to measure fish before release, as well as tag them and/or genetic test them. El Pescador will collect $250 for each entering angler and the total sum raised will...

BTT Launches Juvenile Tarpon Restoration Project

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, in collaboration with the Lemon Bay Conservancy, has initiated a project to identify and restore juvenile tarpon habitat in the area surrounding Boca Grande, Florida. The project is slated to last two years and will document the effectiveness of creating viable juvenile tarpon habitat.

NB Liquor Sales to Support Atlantic Salmon

The New Brunswick Liquor Corporation has partnered with the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation to raise money for conservation efforts. The initiative, which will run until September 30, will donate a portion of proceeds from over 40 brands to Atlantic salmon conservation efforts in New Brunswick. In related news, the Atlantic Salmon Conservation...

New Lever Drag Saltwater Reel

In October Saracione Manufacturing, best known for its traditional salmon and steelhead reels, will release its new Islamorada saltwater model, complete with a lever drag system that will likely be more familiar to anglers used to using conventional tackle. The Islamorada reel will be available in three weight models (8, 10 and 12) as well as three colors...

Project Permit Closes in on Milestone

Costa Del Mar's Project Permit tagging program is nearing 1,000 tagged permit in Florida. The program was initiated to help identify permit's movement patterns and determine the areas most in need of conservation efforts. Anglers are asked to report any tagging information from caught permit to the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.

Cheeky Fly Fishing to Offer Complete Line of Reels August 15

Boston-based reel manufacturer Cheeky Fly Fishing will complete its offering of fly reels in August with the introduction of the Stealth 325, Thrash 475 and Dozer 525 reels. The latest offerings will complement the previously released Ambush 375 and Mojo 425 reels. The new reels will debut at the International Fly Tackle Dealers show and will be available...