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    Everglades Preservation Efforts Press On

    In 1947, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas wrote in her environmental classic, “The River of Grass.” In it, she states:* “There are no other Everglades in the world.* “They are, they always have been, one of...
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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering creating new regulatory designations for recreational fisheries.* - Gamefish will be defined as species for which there would be...
  3. Bill Stroh Remembers Angler and Friend Jon Ain

    On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Jon Ain lost his courageous battle with cancer. Jon was passionate about life, family, friends and fishing, with a particular focus on his tireless pursuit of his Holy...
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    National Parks Face Non-Native Threats

    After World War II, the brown tree snake was accidentally introduced into Guam from its native New Guinea and Australia. Within a few decades these snakes completely devastated the island’s bird...
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    Tying a Mantis Shrimp

    A*love of natural materials kept me away from Krystal flash and other shiny stuff. I still sneak in a strand here or there on some patterns, but for big Hawaiian bonefish I try to stay close to the...
  6. National Park Service Releases Climate Change Action Plan

    Director Jarvis this week released the National Park Service Climate Change Action Plan. A companion document to the bureau’s Climate Change Response Strategy, the plan will guide park managers as...
  7. Thread: Dr. Jon Ain Passes

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    Dr. Jon Ain Passes

    It is with the most heartfelt sadness that we announce the untimely passing of BTT board member Dr. Jon Ain. Not only was Jon one of fly fishing’s top permit anglers, he was also their staunchest...
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    Fly Selection for South Andros

    Over on the Deneki blog there’s a great article on how to build a box full of bonefish flies you’ll have confidence in.* Headed to Andros South?**Find out what they recommend.

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    Tagging the Tarpon of Campeche

    The first thing that struck me as the panga coasted to a stop was the clarity of the water and the health of the seagrass. It was a new-moon low tide, and*a seagrass flat along the mangrove shoreline...
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    This educational short film and documentary preview, “Rich History…Priceless Future – the Tarpon of Boca Grande Pass” is presented by The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce. It was written,...
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    Juvenile Tarpon Project Update

    Measurements and Tagging Juvenile Tarpon On Saturday November 10,*155 juvenile tarpon were netted*and 25 were large enough to be*P.I.T. tagged.* To date a total of 42 juvenile tarpon have been tagged...
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    Permit Research Week at the Palometa Club

    The Palometa Club has teamed with*BTT in conducting*permit research on the Yucatan. Join David Leake from Tailwaters Travel and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust board member, Jon Ain, for an enlightening week...
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    Florida Bay Bonefish Puzzle

    Nearly everyone agrees that the Florida Bay bonefishery has been in decline for a very long time, but took a steep dive in the past five years. A study published early this year by University of...
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    Special Edition Orvis Helios 2 Winner

    Congratulations to Dave Decker of Jackson, Wyoming,*winner of the special edition Orvis Helios 2 logoed Bonefish & Tarpon Trust 8 weight fly rod.* In November,*new members will be entered to win a...
  15. Thread: El Pescador Event

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    El Pescador Event

    El Pescador Resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize will hold the 2nd Annual Grand Slam Tagging Invitational Wednesday, Jan 23– Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 with proceeds to benefit BTT.* El Pescador will donate...
  16. Well-Wishes for Those Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

    It is humbling how nature can turn our status quo and expectations on their heads. I write this from Florida, where we nervously watch the National Hurricane Center web site every year from June...
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    Book Review: Season on the Flats

    Seasons on the Flats; by Bill Horn Bill Horn has presented the flats fishing community with a delightful and valuable story about the seasons in the Florida Keys, focused on his time spent in and...
  18. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Management Update

    Recommendations for new Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary management and regulations could be hammered out by October 2013, according to a Sanctuary Advisory Council timeline. The volunteer...
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    Juvenile Tarpon Sampling Update

    Scientists recording data and tagging juvenile tarpon. The latest*sampling of the ongoing Lemon Bay Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Restoration Project occurred on October 12, 2012.* A total of 26 juvenile...
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    Vintage Everglades National Park Photos

    Red Mangroves Growing in ENP For a great glimpse into the past, the National Park Service recently released*a collection of vintage photographs*highlighting life and history in Everglades National...
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    As a flats guide in Placencia, Belize, once told me: “Guys can tell you roughly how many tarpon and bonefish they’ve caught on fly rod, but they remember exactly how many permit they’ve caught –...
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    Catching More Bonefish

    Over on the Deneki Outdoors blog, there are 3 great tips for catching more bonefish.* The ultimate tip is*listen to your guide at all times since he’ll have seen more bonefish landed than you can...
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    Three Great Fly Fishing Articles

    The River is Full of Want.* By*Louis Cahill Missing Tails.* Bjorn Stromsness ponders the elusive tailing bonefish. The Sweep Set.* Phil Monahan explains how and why you should set downstream.
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    September Gear Giveaway Winner

    Congratulations to Paul Hampton of Estero, Florida, the winner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s September gear giveaway and a selection of Fly Boxes from Cliff Outdoors.* All new members joining at the...
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    Water Levels Raise Concerns in South Florida

    With rainfall at a record pace in some places, water managers are struggling to lower water levels in Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades.* South Florida has been saturated by what is shaping up as...
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