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Posted on Dec 7, 2011 in Get Reel
Salt Water Sportsman
Every so often, we receive a letter or e-mail from a U.S. Soldier stationed somewhere around the world, usually overseas, and often in a combat zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. As might be expected, these young men and women crave things that remind them of home and their normal lives, and apparently, fishing is one of the things they desire to recall the most. Read More
Posted on Nov 11, 2011 in Get Reel
Salt Water Sportsman
I got a chance to fish the Redbone Celebrity Tournament series here in Islamorada last week. If you’re not familiar with the Redbone, it’s a series of saltwater tournaments created with one purpose in mind: To raise money for cystic fibrosis research. The tournaments were created in 1988 by Gary and Susan Ellis of Islamorada, after learning their daughter, Nicole, had the disease when she was very young. Read More
Posted on Nov 3, 2011 in Get Reel
Salt Water Sportsman
In previous blogs, the SWS staff gave you a taste of what went on last week at this year’s Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Everything from great new tackle and electronics, to a boat rigged with multiple machine guns. The show seemed more compact than in previous years, but those that were there displaying their products reported good traffic and relatively healthy sales, a very good sign. The Lauderdale show kicks off the boat show season each year and is often viewed as a bellwether of future shows and the state of the industry in general. Read More
Posted on Oct 19, 2011 in Get Reel
Salt Water Sportsman
The old saying goes, “If you’re gonna be dumb, you’ve gotta be tough.” Even though I know most of these old sayings have some basis in truth, I tend to either forget or ignore them from time to time, and do things I should know better than doing. I put the above theory to the test this past weekend. Read More
Posted on Oct 6, 2011 in Get Reel
Salt Water Sportsman
Few things in life make a lasting impression on us like the first truly memorable fish we caught. That can be the very first fish ever, or the first of a highly sought-after species. For instance, I remember all of the minute details of catching my first tarpon like it was yesterday, and I caught it over 40 years ago. I can’t tell you what I had for dinner night before last, but I remember that tarpon vividly. Read More