Crooked Island Bonefishing by Sarah Gardner


It turns out you can teach salty old dogs new tricks—especially when you throw them a bonefish.

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Kuala Rompin Sailfish by Peter Morse

morse-12It’s perhaps difficult to imagine a great fishery in the heart of the teeming population centres of south-east Asia, especially one for billfish, but one at least does exist. It’s on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula in the South China Sea.

Kuala Rompin is around 3.5 hours north of Singapore by road. It’s a wild ride in a mini bus to get there, travelling through busy towns and endless palm oil plantations on good roads but with very few traffic rules, it’s a free for all. I’m told it’s a better alternative than flying in through Kuala Lumpur and driving across the spine of the Malay Peninsula.

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RIO Leaders by Mark Raisler

raisler-1One of the most common questions I receive in the boat concerns the reasoning behind the type of leader I am using. I am sure that the saltwater guides, steelhead, salmon, and bass guides receive the same questions.

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Fluorocarbon Tippet For Small Dry Flies by John Barr

barr-1Fishing for large trout on flat water that are selectively feeding on small mayflies presents one of the most difficult challenges for fly fishers, especially so with highly pressured fish which is often the norm in many of our fisheries. If you want to become more successful when the fishing is super technical and demanding, quit using regular monofilament and switch to fluorocarbon tippet.

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The Lure of Stillwater Fly Fishing by Brian Chan

a colourful rainbow from a productive western stillwaterThe Western North America states and provinces are home to literally tens of thousands of superb trout lakes. Many of these waters are rich in nutrients which allow them to support an abundant and diverse aquatic invertebrate food base. Quality or trophy stillwater trout fisheries can be found throughout western North America. Sustaining a quality fishery means balancing the population of fish in relationship to abundance of food.
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A Guide’s Day Off by Barry Beck

Your clients cancel at the midnight hour, the weather forecast is dismal, the river is rising and turning to mud and you find yourself with a day off, so what do you do? Well if you’re Paul Jacobs and Adam Hope you put your waders on and go fishing. Paul runs Reel Action Fly Fishing and spends a good part of his year guiding and running a great tent camp operation in Alaska. When that season is over he comes home to guide the east coast steelhead fisheries from Ontario to the Lake Erie waters. Adam guides for Paul and between the two of them they spend countless hours in the water doing what guides do best – finding fish for their clients.
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