The Bonefish Nut

The Bonefish Nut

  Five years ago I had never heard of a bonefish. The first man who ever spoke to me about this species said to me, very quietly with serious intentness: “Have you had any experience with bonefish?” I said no, and asked him what kind that was. His reply was...
The Art of the Guide

The Art of the Guide

  I see lots of things along a striper beach around midnight on a full moon. It’s bright enough that I never need a flashlight, even to tie on a fly. Sometimes there are sand eels, silversides, butterfish, and tinker macks washed up high above the tideline....
All for the Cost of a Dollar a Parr

All for the Cost of a Dollar a Parr

  When spelled with one “r,” par refers to the number of strokes required by a first-rate golfer on a given hole. I played golf a few times, but the number of strokes I took on the easiest, most direct holes far, far exceeded par. I suspect my dismal...

Wahoo, Indeed

  An excerpt from Grey’s Tales of Fishes, published in 1919.   It is very strange that the longer a man fishes the more there seems to be to learn. In my case this is one of the secrets of the fascination of the game. Always there will be greater fish...
Watch: Slack Tide

Watch: Slack Tide

  Realtree has long been supplying the world with exciting hunting videos, but now that the company has unveiled its new Realtree Fishing brand of clothing, great fishing flicks like this one are sure to start cropping up. The line encompasses everything from...
Watch: Fly Fishing for Sharks

Watch: Fly Fishing for Sharks

  “Poets talk about ‘spots of time,’ but it is really fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone.”  – Norman Maclean, A River...
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