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On Greatness and Agony

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2011

On Greatness and AgonyIllustration by Scott PollackThe sea was glass-calm. A mid-summer’s sun shone bright over cobalt waters that featured hints of purple. Our Blinky IV fishing...

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Handmade Lures

By Alyssa Haak | Posted March 2011

Knowing who designed and made your fishing gear can be rather alluring.Lefty KrehRainy’s FliesLefty Kreh began making his flies in 1947 and though he no longer actually ties them...

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Shimano Tekota 500

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2011

Here’s a Swiss Army knife of rod and reel combos.I have separate reels and rods for fishing tuna on the chunk, while jigging, and for trolling. I have other gear for white marlin...

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A Tuna Story

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2010

How many anglers does it take to catch one 70-pound yellowfin? On some days, it takes all of them.Illustration by Scott PollackIf you walk into any seaside pub, you’ll probably...

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Inboard Performance Sportfishing?

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2010

Volvo Penta’s pod-drive technology is finding a home into an ever-growing number of anglers’ engine rooms.Spencer Yachts built the first sportfisherman to be powered by Volvo...

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Reel Games

By Scott Shane | Posted April 2010

Technology has put major fish-stopping power in midsize reels.Thanks to enhancements in technology, such as extra-strong braided lines that have a thinner diameter than...

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A Memory-Making Marlin

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2010

A South Carolina-based crew goes toe-to-toe with its first grander.Photo courtesy of White Marlin OpenThousands gathered to see this once-in-a lifetime fish.“Tom, do you...

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The Fish Bucket List

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2010

Ten must-do events for serious big-game anglers.Throughout their lives, most anglers will spend a majority of their time fishing tournaments in their local waters.But one of the...

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Virginia is for Sailfish?

By Scott ShanePhotos courtesy... | Posted April 2010

An epic billfish bite (and great food) dominated the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament.The weather could’ve been better (damn hurricane), but the Virignia Beach Billfish...

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2010 Big Game Tournaments Listing

By | Posted March 2010

Cover photo by Patrick FordAre you ready to wet a line? Is your crew prepared to compete against the best? If the answer is yes, then we have a tournament here for your team....

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Tackle Tips

By Adam LaRosa | Posted March 2010

Dredge for SuccessTrolling your own school of fish can pay big dividends when targeting marlin.For many years, top billfish crews had a white marlin-raising, tournament-success...

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Conservation Corner

By Mike Leech | Posted March 2010

Sorry CharlieWhy is the biggest tuna in the sea on the brink of collapse?Illustration by Scott PollackAtlantic bluefin tuna are arguably the most valuable commodity in the sea. A...

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From the Tackle Box

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2010

A "Memorable" SeasonPhoto by: Kary Ann NixonIt all started last June when my brother Chip showed up to the boat as we departed for our first tournament of the year in a sling. "...

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