Author Archives: Gus Delaporte

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 … more

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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 … more

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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 … more

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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 … more

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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 … more

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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 … more

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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 … more

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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 … more

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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 … more

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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 … more

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