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Saltwater Fly-Fishing

  • Tailing bonefish are the Holy Grail of saltwater fly anglers.

    Proven fly tackle and tactics for bonefishing success

    Proven tactics to hook bonefish from a boat or by wading, and expert tips to select the proper tackle, fly lines and bonefish flies.
  • Fall bluefish are big in the Northeast

    Autumn offers Northeast anglers the best chances to hook big "slammer" blues.

    In the Northeast, bluefish are abundant and they run large in the fall. And they aggressively strike almost anything fly anglers put in front of them.
  • Tap into the false albacore invasion along Northeast and MidAtlantic beaches.

    False albacore travel in large schools from New England to Florida, possess great speed and strength, and feed voraciously on baits easily imitated by flies.
  • Scaling down your tarpon does not downsize the fun.

    Fly-fishing tactics to catch juvenile tarpon, called baby tarpon, in the Florida Keys, Boca Grande, Florida Panhandle, Belize, Mexico and anywhere they roam.
  • Make sure you always have these patterns in your arsenal.

    Only flies that resemble the forage prevalent at a particular location and time warrant strikes consistently. Here are 10 that have proven effective worldwide.
  • Before you go chase the silver king, be sure to pack everything you'll need.

    Fly fishing for tarpon requires the right gear, fly lines, flies and more. Learn the essentials to pack for tarpon in Florida Keys, Mexico, Belize or anywhere…
  • Check out the story that involves 12 gallons of gas, the stars above and a trip from Miami to Bimini

    Check out the story that involves 12 gallons of gas, the stars above and a trip from Miami to Bimini…
  • Alex Suescun Heads To Abaco in Search of Bones and the Perfect Piña Colada.

    SWS Senior Editor Heads To The Abacos in Search of Bones and the Perfect Piña Colada

    SWS Senior Editor Heads To The Abacos in Search of Bones and the Perfect Piña Colada…
  • Learn to eliminate fly line snags aboard the boat.

    Learn to eliminate fly line snags on the boat and catch more on fly.

    Fly line catching on a cleat, a rod holder, or the steering wheel, means missed chances and frustration. Learn ways to make a boat snag-free to catch more fish.
  • Proven Strategy For Trophy Gulf Coast Ling

    Effective strategy to locate and target cobia (aka ling) with fly fishing tackle along the Gulf of Mexico coast.
  • Made with waterproof synthetic leather, a TPU-coated textile and rubber uppers for maximum durability

    Made with waterproof synthetic leather, a TPU-coated textile and rubber uppers for maximum durability…
  • Snook congregate around dock lights to feed on shrimp and baitfish.

    Nighttime Tricks To Target Inshore Fish On Fly

    Dock lights attract shrimp and baitfish, and are terrific points for inshore fish to ambush prey. Learn the tackle and tactics needed to fool them with flies.

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Fly-Fishing Boats

  • Know the different types of fishing boats and their key features

    A guide to identify the different types of powerboats available, including popular fishing boats, and their key characteristics.
  • TOP FLATS FISHING BOATS OF TODAY

    Parade of outstanding shallow-water fishing machines.

    Specifications, detailed information and photos of the top shallow water fishing boats available today, including flats boats and technical poling skiffs.
  • The new and improved version of the flats skiff that sets the bar.

    Salt Water Sportsman's latest fishing boat review: Maverick Mirage 18 HPX-V…
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    16-foot and 18-foot boats have multiple angler-friendly updates

    16-foot and 18-foot boats have multiple angler-friendly updates…
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    The demands of shallow-water anglers are on a never-ending incline. The Marquesa set out to meet those demands.

    The demands of shallow-water anglers are on a never-ending incline. The Marquesa set out to meet those demands.
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    The new Glades Skiff is slightly larger than its predecessor...

    The new Glades Skiff is slightly larger than its predecessor...
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    Simply put, the Skate is a cool little boat...

    Simply put, the Skate is a cool little boat...
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    The Neptune is a big-water flats boat designed for serious fishing...

    The Neptune is a big-water flats boat designed for serious fishing...
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    A Lodge Edition from Hell's Bay will get you into one of the finest flats skiffs around - at a price you'll find reasonable.

    A Lodge Edition from Hell's Bay will get you into one of the finest flats skiffs around - at a price you'll find reasonable.
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    The speed and range of this big flats boat opens new worlds of angling possibilities.

    The speed and range of this big flats boat opens new worlds of angling possibilities.
  • Hewes 17 368

    Designed with extreme shallow-water fishing capabilities, the Tailfisher 17 Tunnel Hull delivers Hewes quality at a remarkable price.

    Designed with extreme shallow-water fishing capabilities, the Tailfisher 17 Tunnel Hull delivers Hewes quality at a remarkable price.
  • Hell's Bay Cape Sable 21

    You know the name and the reputation, but this boat is a serious departure for Hell's Bay.

    You know the name and the reputation, but this boat is a serious departure for Hell's Bay.
  • Bonefisher18_1

    This version of the Bonefisher 18 represents the newest design in poling skiffs from Hewes, one of the companies that helped define the art of shallow-water fishing.

    This version of the Bonefisher 18 represents the newest design in poling skiffs from Hewes, one of the companies that helped define the art of shallow-water fishing.