March 2005

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

February 18, 2005
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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



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.
“The Great Salmon Debacle”


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”

“Get a Grip”


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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