36/ When Dreams Come Blue
Bluefin tuna provide the ultimate test of angler and tackle.
by Capt. Gene Quigley
42/ Ghosts of the BVI
**Intrepid anglers blessed with patience experience close encounters with bonefish in the haunted waters of this former pirate playground.
by Jessica Chapman
**48/ Judging Jetties
A Gulf Coast opportunity that’s just too good to ignore.
by Pete Cooper
54/ Tails of Matlacha
Florida’s southwest coast is a haven for redfish.
by Rusty Chinnis
8/ Editor’s Letter**
“Knocked for a Loop”
**12/ Fly Lines
**Seychelles slam, not-so-original Gotcha, Block Island plug and more.
**13/ Site Fishing
**What’s new at www.flyfishinsalt.com.
14/ **Salt Spray
**Backcast from Costa Rica, Guatemalan clothing drive, game-fish status for stripers and more.
**24/ Fly Tier’s Bench
**The PTW Squid, question about hackles, the Beach Bug and the Grass Shrimp.
**30/ Tackle & Technique
**32/ Saltwater 101
**”Keeping the Record Straight”
**62/ New Products
**A roundup of gear for the salt-water fly-rodder.
**64/ New Boats
**Sterling SR17-VT, Carolina Skiff 1780 DLX.
**66/ Hot Spots
**Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Beach, and Texas.
**71/ Down and Dirty
**74/ Q&A; with Lefty Kreh
**Casting problems, hook size for large patterns, wind knots, shark flies and more.