I hope everyone has great Thanksgiving plans! This is our annual holiday gift guide. The blog team has pulled together items that we think have been particularly awesome. Some are old items, but most are new to our list. Feel free to forward to friends and family! As you know, we donate 100% of our
“On the Bow: Love, Fear, and Fascination in the Pursuit of Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit” is a fantastic saltwater fly-fishing book written by Bill Horn and released in 2021. It is in the vein of the also fantastic 2020 release “Lords of the Fly: Madness, Obsession, and the Hunt for the World Record Tarpon” by
As best I know, I’ve never met Gary Metras. I’ve read the interview in this blog about him. And he’s been kind enough to comment on an article I’ve written. I watched a YouTube video that featured him so I’d know what he looked like in case I ever happened upon him on a river.
This at times bizarre 1973 film is referenced in “Lords of the Fly” by Monte Burke, released in 2020. “As the tarpon neared, he made one long, slow strip of the line. The fish veered toward the fly, engulfed it, and leapt, its body lurching completely out of the water, before crashing back in. It