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July-August 2005 Issue

ON THE COVER: Wallace Henderson and Capt. Amanda Switzer rest after a battle with a bluefin off Long Island, New York. Photo by Jim Levison.

June 21, 2005

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 FEATURES

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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

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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.
 
**22/  Resource
**”Staying Alive”

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**24/ Fly Tier’s Bench
**The PTW Squid, question about hackles, the Beach Bug and the Grass Shrimp.
 
**30/ Tackle & Technique
**”Bad Breaks”

**32/ Saltwater 101
**”Keeping the Record Straight”

34/ Casting
“Casting Problems”
 
60/ Perspective

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**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
**”Chukka-Chance”

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**74/ Q&A; with Lefty Kreh
**Casting problems, hook size for large patterns, wind knots, shark flies and more.

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