Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Pat Ford

Pat Ford honed his sports photography skills at Notre Dame. His first article for Saltwater Sportsman appeared in 1969, and he has shot and written for every major fishing publication since that time. He has held more than two dozen IGFA line class records and now, as a retired Miami trial attorney, spends his time writing books and traveling to exotic locales. See more of his work at patfordphotos.com


Articles by Pat Ford:

Hooked and Cooked: Mahi

Posted on: 22 May 2021

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 catch. As a bonus, you don’t [...]



The Best 90 Seconds In Fly Fishing

Posted on: 08 Feb 2021

If you want to catch tarpon it helps to cast like Andy Mill. Unfortunately, no one casts like Andy Mill . . . except Andy Mill. Fly fishing for tarpon is unpredictable, often frustrating, usually super challenging, and always mucho expensive. It’s also addictive.             In my mind, it is [...]



Miami’s Backyard Bonefish

Posted on: 14 Dec 2020

My first serious exposure to flats fishing was in Key West back in 1971. I was stationed in the Navy and had a small center-console boat that wasn’t really designed for the flats, but it was too small to do much else. So I took it out on the flats [...]