September-October 2004

ON THE COVER: Jeremy Stott holds a nice juvenile tarpon caught in the mangroves of the Yucatán Peninsula. Photo by Denver Bryan.


Rush Hour
by Capt. John McMurray
Tracking tuna around the city that  never sleeps.
Spots and Stripes Forever
by Ken Hanley
Nearshore California waters offer fly-rodders a chance to take on   the feisty sand bass.
¡Muy Rico! 
by Mike Starke
Fly-fishermen find silver in the backcountry of Puerto Rico’s capital.
Fish’n’ Trips
by Capt. Gene Quigley
Metropolitan areas offer business travelers an easy way to get out   onto the water.
Texas Flatfish
by Capt. Scott Sommerlatte
Tactics and tips for taking flounder on fly.



Editor’s Letter
“Rights and Responsibility”
Fly Lines
Giant tarpon, king of the Keys, Belize and praise for Stu Apte.
Site Fishing
Check out what’s online now.
Salt Spray
Long Island Sound update, new titles, conservation news, tournament results, upcoming events and more.

“Election 2004 and Our Oceans”

**Fly Tier’s Bench
**The Bead Butt Baitfish, Sole Merkin, epoxy aftermath and the foundation of a fly.


Tackle & Technique
“A Nickel’s Worth”

Saltwater 101
“Is Your Guide Prepared?”

“Express Delivery”


New Products
A roundup of gear for the saltwater fly-rodder.
New Boats
Fin Cat 32, Sterling 170 
Hot Spots
 New Jersey, Louisiana and    the Seychelles

One More Cast
“Boater’s Remorse”

Q&A; with Lefty Kreh
 Casting shooting heads, travel tips, rod guides and worm hatches.


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