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RIO’s DirectCore Gets Introduced Into Its Best-Selling Bonefish Line

RIO Products has announced a new line designed specifically for chasing bonefish. The DirectCore Bonefish Line was the the winner of the Best New Saltwater Fly Line at IFTD.

Patience, Focus, Persistence: A Report from Turneffe Flats

The moment I decided to commit to a permit-specific trip, I began to wonder about everything I heard and read about the fish: those who have logged considerable "permit hours," and how they’ve all pointed out to expect the unexpected. If there’s a species that will not conform to a behavioral pattern, this is the one. Turneffe Flats Lodge is located on...

Bonefish: Beginners' Expectations

Fly fishing for bonefish has experienced considerable growth within the fly fishing travel industry, with hundreds of new anglers annually joining this migration to the saltwater in search of what many consider to be one of the world's finest light tackle game fish. Here in the Bahamas we are fortunate in having hundreds of thousands of acres of prime...

El Pescador: Traveling Into A Fishing Dream

My mom barged into my bedroom telling me to get my stuff ready. Groggy and still awakening from a dream, I didn’t know why she was making a fuss. It was barely daylight. And then reality hit me, as if on Christmas morning knowing that Santa had arrived with gifts. My first panicked priority was double checking to make sure I had my fishing gear and...

Adios, Señor Permit

I DON'T ACTUALLY SPEAK Spanish, but since a school of Mexican permit precipitated a life-changing decision for me, I think I should wish them well in their native tongue. That said, I never want to see another member of their species for as long as I live. I cast to my first permit in 1996, and in all the years since then, after all the long fights from...

Fly Fishing Trip Guide: Belize

BELIZE stands out as one of those remarkable fly fishing destinations that offers a large variety of fishing in some of the least spoiled coastal environments in the world — all within a short plan ride of major U.S. airports. Beyond that, it is the only Central American country where English is the primary language. Which is not to say that Belize...

Prelude at Pine Cay

IN ALL DIRECTIONS around me I can see nothing but an endless world of blue and green — water, mangroves, sky. There are no other boats or people, nothing but the wind blowing notes through my rod guides. Standing on the bow deck of a small motorboat, I scan the wide, sandy shelf for movement but see only mirages. Out on the flat, everything can look like...

Tips for Saltwater Wading

IN WINTER MONTHS, many anglers like to head to the Bahamas for a break from the cold weather and a little bit of fun on the flats. In the Bahamas and many other parts of the world, anglers can chase bonefish on foot in very shallow water. Here’s the problem — bonefish swimming in very shallow water are often at their spookiest, especially when the...

Review: "Fly Fishing for Bonefish" (Brown)

PRIOR TO THE 1990s, the only significant literature that addressed fly fishing for bonefish was included in Lefty Kreh's 1974 publication of Fly Fishing in Salt Water, a book that bundled the collective knowledge of several decades of flats fly fishing. This was a seminal book, providing a step to Kenneth Bay 's Salt Water Flies (1972) and later, Lefty's...

Rubble Flats and Sand Flats of the Tropics

RUBBLE FLATS and sand flats provide great opportunities for sight-fishing in the tropics. Neither habitat has a lot of structure, but both support sufficient numbers of prey to provide good feeding areas for bonefish, permit, snapper, and a host of other gamefish that venture into these shallow habitats to feed at high tide. Sand flats have been well...