Bob Stearns

Bob Stearns contributes to Saltwater Fly Fishing and many other angling magazines from his home in Miami, Florida. He is also the author of The Fisherman’s Boating Book and the revisions author of The Saltwater Fisherman’s Bible. This article first appeared in Saltwater Fly Fishing magazine as part of the big-game series “Out of the Blue.”

Author Articles

Snook: "Thin Skinned"

AS DO MANY game fishes, snook usually offer the most angling excitement when they have the least water to work with. I learned this for the first time one calm, sunny day many years ago while fishing with Chico Fernandez aboard my flats skiff along a sandy beach in the Florida Everglades. I was poling, and Chico was on the foredeck with fly rod at the...

Billfish: Out of the Blue

WHAT OTHER GAME FISH can you catch that is longer than your fly rod? Fisheries scientists tell us that the sailfish is very likely the fastest fish in the ocean, and from personal experience I tend to agree. The entire process of catching a sail on a fly — which starts with the sail attacking the teaser and ends when you finally release the fish — is...