Archive for January 2011

The Diablo Crab/Gary Jennings Sail

One of my favorite flies for permit is Dave Skok’s Diablo Crab. This pattern sinks well, looks like a crab or a shrimp, and “puffs” out a little bit when it sits on the bottom. This fly caught 3 bonefish, 3 tarpon, and a permit in a single day–the only modification was removing the weight…

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Thoughts on permit

We all know that catching a permit on a fly rod is difficult. While this comes as no suprise and is in no way a groundbreaking piece of new information, I bring it up to illustrate a point: mention permit, and the first thing anyone thinks about is how difficult they are. I posit this:…

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Flats report, New Zealand update, and a fuss puppet

Fishing on the flats has been good at times, though our cold fronts have been timed in such a way that it’s felt like the best is just around the corner before the water temperatures drop as the result of a new front. That said, this year is nowhere near as cold as last year–one…

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Fishing With Steve, Part 1

On Sunday night, Aaron and I drove to Everglades City to fish with Captain Steve Huff. After hitting a wayward alligator on 41, we arrived safely at our hotel and inspected the Goose (astro van) for damage. There wasn’t much, and we retired by 11:30 for a 6:30 breakfast meeting. After a great breakfast and…

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So, will he get in?

From the BBC today (click on link below). Personally, I’m not sure that moving a 600 pound piano to a sandbar isn’t indicative of exactly the kind of commitment a university should be dying to have in it’s student body. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12302362

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Shark fishing with Fitz Coker….and a visit!

A week ago, I was fishing with Fitz Coker west of Key West. After a few hours of chumming and the capture of a smaller lemon shark, a larger fish arrived. As is often the case, the fish was somewhat timid, approaching the boat only to about 15 feet before moving away and beginning their…

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