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March 2005

On the cover: Paul Johnson proudly displays a nice Yucatán permit. Photo by Barry and Cathy Beck.

February 18, 2005

FEATURES

Pop Goes the Bluefish
Poppers are the perfect remedy for the springtime blues.
by Capt. Gene Quigley
 
**Yakin’ the Yucatán
**Fishing the uncharted waters of Mexico’s Ascension Bay.
by Tosh Brown

A Reflection of Nature
Add realism to your flies with a little biology.
by Mark Rumph
  
My Red Heaven
A new Texas lodge serves up world-class redfishing with Southern hospitality.
by Jessica Chapman
 
The Hidden Keys 
Tricky tarpon and bones that won’t bite mean it’s time to discover the other Keys.  
by Scott Bannerot

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DEPARTMENTS_

Editor’s Letter
“The Good and the Bad”
 
**Fly Lines
**Outraged as well and a wrong number.
 
**Site Fishing
**Find out what’s online now.

Salt Spray
Backcast from Guatemala, a tribute to Charley Waterman, tournament results and more.
 
Resource
“The Great Salmon Debacle”

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Fly Tier’s Bench
Will’s Ultimate Shrimp, Boyle’s    Bonito Bunny, Black-Laced Mullet and Bob’s Banger.
 
Tackle & Technique
“A Balancing Act”

Saltwater 101
“Rig Up to Ride Out”

Casting
“Get a Grip”
 
Perspective

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New Products
A roundup of gear for the salt-water fly-rodder.
 
Hot Spots
Homosassa, Morehead City and kayaking Ascension Bay.

Down and Dirty
 “Back to School”

New Boats
Action Craft 2310, McKee Craft Marathon 184 CC
 
**Q&A; with Lefty Kreh
**Questions about loop-to-loop connections, cleaning lines, catching permit, choosing heavy rods and more.

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