December 2004

On The Cover: A Pacific sailfish struts its stuff in Costa Rica. Photo by Neal and Linda Rodgers.

FEATURES

Seeing Specks
by Rusty Chinnis
Winter brings out Tampa Bay's giant trout.
 
On the Run
**by Alan Caolo
Making the most of the mass mullet migration.
 
Shark Attack! 
by Capt. Brian Horsley
When all else fails, fly-fishing for toothy predators can turn a slow day into a memorable adventure.
 
**Cali Rock Hounds

by Robert Ketley
California's rocky coastline provides shorebound fly-rodders excellent opportunities.
 
Treasure Hunt
_An angler's guide to Costa Rica's Pacific riches._

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Letter
"East vs. West"
 
Fly Lines
Candidate info, readers' index, travel tips and kayaks.
 
Site Fishing
Check out what's online now.
 
Salt Spray
San Diego, new titles, conservation  news, industry updates and    upcoming events.

**Resource 
**"Election 2004 and Our Oceans"

Fly Tier's Bench
D.L.'s Flexo-Minnow, Mark's Juvee Crab, tying benches and using the proper tension.

Tackle & Technique
"Field Repairs"

Saltwater 101
" 'Tis the Season"

Casting
_"Hauling for Distance"

Perspective

New Products
A roundup of gear for the saltwater fly-rodder.
 
New Boats

Hewes Tailfisher 17 Tunnel Hull, Ranger 168 Banshee
 
Hot Spots
Panama, Turks and Caicos and  Zihuatanejo

76 One More Cast
"A Matter of Record"

Q&A; with Lefty Kreh
The double haul, stretching lines, permit flies and old fly lines.