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Can You Improve Your Cast? Ask the Magic 8 Ball

March 4, 2013
Author: Will Rice

What does my salt water future hold?  Better ask the Magic 8 Ball.

I’ve had my share of blown saltwater shots.  Some of the experiences are burned in my brain with more clarity than the fish that actually came to hand. The memories still sting:

-       Standing in water almost to my chest in Ascension Bay and trying to cast to a 25 lb permit within 60 ft… and failing miserably

-       Trying to punch a cast into a 20 mph headwind to reach a 6 lb bonefish tailing at the mouth of a creek in the Bahamas... and falling short

-       Falling apart in front of a half a dozen tarpon cruising a flat north of Ambergris Caye in Belize

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Winter fishbeer

February 25, 2013
Author: Will Rice
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Time for another installment of…

December 13, 2012
Author: Will Rice
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Not-So-Winter Winter Fishing Report

December 6, 2012
Author: Will Rice

I don’t do a ton of winter fly fishing - but I always look forward to it.  The number one reason: it is usually so different than fishing in the spring, summer and fall months.  The number two reason: there are typically fewer people on what are normally busy sections of river.  Number three: the fishing can be lights out.

Trip Report: Ascension Bay

November 27, 2012
Author: Will Rice

"The permit was about 50 feet in front of me and I was lucky enough to have a moderate wind at my back.  He was moving in my direction – the opportunity was as perfect as I could hope for.  My first cast was short but the permit didn’t spook.  My second cast was surprisingly on target.  As the permit got closer in his methodical search for crabs I gave my bug a short strip and then another.  I caught his attention and he moved toward my fly..."

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