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Fishermen are optimists, there’s just no other way to describe us. Every new day that we step onto a boat or wade off a shoreline, there is a new sense of hope that it will be a great day of fishing.  Fishermen also tend to be adventurous, whether exploring new water or just excited with […]

Raul Navarette, one of the top flats guides in Belize, passed away unexpectedly on May 4th.  Raul was a much sought after guide at the Belize River Lodge; the only FFF certified casting instructor in Belize and, to our knowledge, the only Belizean ever to have fished in the famous Jackson Hole One Fly Tournament.  […]

True Flies LLC a BTT partner and supporter of the Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Restoration Program has donated co-branded BTT/True Flies logo shirts with proceeds from the sale of all shirts to benefit the Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Restoration Program near Boca Grande, Florida.  The shirts are available through the BTT online store in two styles, the long sleeve Bokeelia Woven […]

“See those fish?” Arthur asked, pointing to a school of about 50 silvery shadows in the water. “Those are bonefish.”  Like many mountain-bound trout-rodders, for years I’ve dreamed about catching a bonefish on a fly rod. For months prior to the trip, I scoured fly-fishing magazines, phoned fly shops and Googled Web sites, “boning” up […]

For the third straight year, March Merkin Permit fishing tournament proceeds have been donated to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and directed to Project Permit.  2012 proceeds were in excess of $17,000.  In 2010, the all catch and release March Merkin tournament served as the kickoff for Project Permit, a research study aimed at answering basic […]

More than 70 volunteers gathered at Highland Oaks Park recently to dig holes into the muddy banks of the pond and creek for 400-plus plants. The park is one of the few remaining natural habitats within a highly urbanized area near Aventura. Separate from the Oleta-connected pond and winding creek are two other sources of water: […]

The Sanibel Fly Fishers recently made a $750 contribution to The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.  Pictured are Dave DeWalt and Drew Chicone of Sanibel Fly Fishers, and Aaron Adams of the BTT and Mote Marine Laboratory.  The funds will be used to support the Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Project, which will reconnect traditional tarpon nursery areas with […]

Congratulations to Jonathan Markey of Weeki Wachee, Florida.  He is the winner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s April gear giveaway and wins a gift package provided by Bugslinger.  All new members joining at the $50 level are also entered to win a trip for two to Ascension Bay Bonefish Club.  Don’t be left out, join […]

“It took me months, but I finally came up with a small portion of ostrich feather over brown squirrel hair and a red-and-yellow hackle tied with red and orange thread on a 1/0 hook. I tied a lot of flies until I came up with that version. “One afternoon in 1939 I hit the Islamorada […]

“Considering their immense popularity as game fish, it is amazing how little is actually known about bonefish, tarpon, and permit. But with each year we are learning more, and applying this new knowledge to conservation, with the goal of keeping healthy populations strong and restoring populations that have declined.”  Read Fishipedia’s top 5 reasons and […]

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