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Thursday, April 22, 2021

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GIL'S FLY FISHING INTERNATIONAL

WELCOME TO VOL 1/ISSUE 5
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

DOMESTIC TRAVEL

SPECIES PROFILE

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Life. Death. And Permit.

Cuba might be the best place in the world to catch your first and largest sickletail. By Matt Harris It had been a long tough week on the flats. Back-to-back cold fronts replete with a savage easterly wind had churned the crystal waters of Cayo Cruz into a milky soup. Overhead,...

Back To Belize

Traveling to salt in the Covid era? Easy. By Jess McGlothlin By the time Belize reopened in October 2020, I’d held five sets of flight tickets, the travel date having been continually pushed back by changing border closures. The summer of 2020 was, essentially, spent watching...

Tips For Euro Pike

When the Covid lockdown hit, this author broke out for Euro pike. By Katka Svagrova The author’s first brackish waterpike, taken just a few miles from Stockholm, Sweden, December 2020. As an author, traveler and professional fly-fishing guide, I had to cancel most of my 2020 projects,...

SALTWATER

Hooked and Cooked: Mahi

Raw or cooked, mahi-mahi is a real treat. By Pat Ford Mahi-mahi have it rough—even fly-fishers, who often practice catch-and-release as if it were a religion, rarely let them go.               You probably know why: Mahi is one of the cleanest and best tasting fishes in the oceans and it is abundant and relatively easy to...

BOOKS

A Passion for Permit

This two-volume “bible” is a must-have for any serious saltwater angler. The first thing to behold when clutching this two-volume set called A Passion For Permit, is the sheer breadth...

TECHNICAL

Take, After Take, After Take

When you figure out the damselfly equation, lakes can turn super productive in the blink of an eye. By Brian Chan We knew something was up as my fishing partner and I drove along an increasingly snow-covered road to Peterhope Lake on a mid-November day. Not...

ART

Ethan Markie’s High-Contrast Fish

Bright colors and time on the water are key to this artist’s success. By Jess McGlothlin Ethan Markie takes a contemplative sip of beer and watches another group of Bozeman “bros” wander into the Rocking R Bar. We’re talking art, and for the Bozeman-based artist, fishing...

ANGLER SPOTLIGHT

Skeed Borkowski

The owner of Northern Lights Lodge just wanted to spend a summer in the woods. Now, 52 years later, he’s still offering some of the most unique trout fishing in the world. By Gil Greenberg Skeed Borkowski has lived in the British Columbia's rugged Cariboo region...

FISHY TALES

Lundbreck Falls

Casting in the dark, on Alberta’s Crowsnest River. By Dana Sturn A friend lost a fly box on the Crowsnest River. It slipped out of an open vest pocket. We never knew where or when. All we knew was it was gone. I searched down one side while Richard splashed across and searched down the other until his progress was halted...

FEATURED LODGE

Northern Lights Lodge

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