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Alligator Hunting: A One of a Kind Experience -
by Kris Thoemke

Why They Call it Hunting Instead of Killing -
by Kris Thoemke

Florida's Other Crab - by Kris Thoemke

The Waiting Game - by Kris Thoemke

Mounted Memories - by Kris Thoemke

Eco-Touring in Collier County - by Kris Thoemke

Beyond the Largemouth Bass - by Kris Thoemke

Tying One On -- Some thoughts on how to get started tying your own flies -- by Kris Thoemke

The Big Cypress: Adventures in a Vast Wilderness
-- Kris Thoemke spends the day exploring the Big Cypress National Preserve with Preserve biologist Debra Jansen

A Basic Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing in Southwest Florida -- by Don Phillips

Four Strokes on the Water -- The sound of the future for marine outboards is likely to be much quieter --
by Kris Thoemke

Birding Big Cypress Swamp and the 10,000 Islands --
by natural history writer and photographer Jeff Ripple

Recycling Your Fish -- by Kris Thoemke

Peace, Paddle and Hunt -- by Kris Thoemke

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A Basic Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing in Southwest Florida
by Don Phillips

Biographical Sketch

This series of articles has been written by Don Phillips of Marco Island, Florida. Before retiring in 1989, Don was Manager of Technology Planning for the Hamilton Standard division of United Technologies Corporation in Connecticut. Throughout his career, Don was also very active in the arena of fly fishing. He developed the world's first boron fly rods in the 1970's and sold over 700 rods under the FlyCraft label, he authored many articles for fly fishing magazines and did consulting work for several rod manufacturers on fly rod design and advanced composite materials. See his webpage.

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Introduction
Our Saltwater Gamefish
Fly Rods
Fly Reels
Lines and Leaders
Knots for Fly Fishing
Flies & Fly Tying
Fly Fishing the Tides
Places to Fly Fish
Casting/Retrieving the Fly
Boats for Fly Fishing
Fish Handling & Conservation

 

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