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Tag: tides

Fly Fishing Jazz: Why “Improv” Lives in Louisiana

Those who have read what I’ve written about Louisiana—in either a “jazz” or fly fishing context—know that I am positively smitten with the sounds and casting adventures that were/are born on the bayou. Having just spent another week there, absorbing the unique music and fishing experiences, it struck me that my appreciation for this region is born...

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...

Review: "Beyond the Moon"

EVER WONDER why some coasts have two high tides while others have one, or almost none? Author Jim McCully did. He asked professors, astronomers, even charter captains, but their responses were inaccurate, incomplete, or flat-out wrong, some erroneously based in waterlore, some on bad science. After long research, McCully could not even find a lay book that...

A Current Event

TIDAL INLETS are one of my favorite areas for fly fishing. By definition, inlets generally connect small estuaries or bays with larger areas of the ocean. They can range in width from a few tens of feet to miles, and they are almost always bounded on either side by jetties. Because of their relatively narrow opening, inlets generally have strong tidal...