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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-29-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By MarshRunner
Inching the fly while staying tight to it usually...

Inching the fly while staying tight to it usually works best. Using self-animating flies helps too--those with fine supple material like rabbit hair that moves in the current even when the fly is...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-28-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By MarshRunner
Hi Marty, Someone passed along a link to...

Hi Marty,

Someone passed along a link to your post.

Like others (Hi, Henry, Mark, and Scott) I'm not on the forums as often these days but thought I'd pass along a couple thoughts. You have...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-16-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MarshRunner
Lee, Look forward to meeting you and we'll...

Lee,

Look forward to meeting you and we'll have fun learning some new bonefish patterns and some new techniques for improving the effectiveness of flats flies.

As for your one-time success...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-14-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By MarshRunner
This is an interesting discussion with some neat...

This is an interesting discussion with some neat observations by many of you. The old rule about matching the color of the flat bottom is getting pushed a bit as we learn more about bones and what...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-19-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By MarshRunner
Gunner, it is already offered in a Kindle format...

Gunner, it is already offered in a Kindle format on Amazon. Hope you enjoy it.

Dick
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-15-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By MarshRunner
UPDATE I’ll be doing book signings at...

UPDATE

I’ll be doing book signings at several New England venues in the next few weeks, which are listed here:
(non-sponsor link removed)

There is also some early praise from Dave Skok, Tim...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-09-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By MarshRunner
You're very welcome Mark. Feel free to post any...

You're very welcome Mark. Feel free to post any questions you have after you read it and I'll try to answer them here.

Dick
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-08-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By MarshRunner
The book has now been released. Here's some early...

The book has now been released. Here's some early (and much appreciated) praise and a summary of what's new in the book.

I'll be happy to answer any questions about the book--or bones and flies in...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-27-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By MarshRunner
John and friends, Thanks for the nice...

John and friends,

Thanks for the nice comments about Bonefish Fly Patterns.

Hereís an update on the upcoming new edition of the book.

As John mentioned, Iíve been working on a new second...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-15-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By MarshRunner
Much of the flats areas on the east side are...

Much of the flats areas on the east side are backcountry sounds with very soft bottoms like Inner Sound near the airport and the area west of Saunder's Is. Best hard bottoms are near Man Is and...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-13-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By MarshRunner
You should also find fish on the west side of...

You should also find fish on the west side of Eleuthera in Corrie Sound just south of Spanish Wells. You are right Devils backbone is not for the inexperienced. Try to get one of the fisherman in...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-24-2005, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,602
Posted By MarshRunner
Tasty Toad Fly

Juro et al,

Harry Spear's excellent Tasty Toad and MOE Shrimp patterns are in the Bonefish Fly Patterns book with detailed recipes and samples tied by Harry. This is an very good Florida fly but...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-22-2005, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By MarshRunner
Mark, The Boga is a great tool for big...

Mark,

The Boga is a great tool for big stripers and toothy bluefish and barracudas. But you won't need one for bones. Hand cradling in the water is usually sufficient or if you get a really hot...
Forum: Getting Started 03-09-2005, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By MarshRunner
TJ, If you haven't picked up that 8wt line...

TJ,

If you haven't picked up that 8wt line yet, email me your address and I'll send you a slightly used 8wt line to get you started. I've been fishing 8s for a long time and I have plenty of spare...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 02-10-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,314
Posted By MarshRunner
Weight

rosskess

I can't think of a destination where I don't carry some heavier, faster sink flies for shoulders, bowls, and channels. But because of my personal preference to primarily fish skinny...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 01-26-2004, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By MarshRunner
Consider me strong-armed

Not sure what I'll tie up yet, but it'll be something I use in the Bahamas.

Dick
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-28-2003, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By MarshRunner
Eddie, The SC15 and the SL11-3H depending on...

Eddie,

The SC15 and the SL11-3H depending on profile and fish size. The TMC 800s is a pretty good bone hook too.

Dick
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-28-2003, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By MarshRunner
I've found Mustads (34007, 011s, and 07s)...

I've found Mustads (34007, 011s, and 07s) adequate for bones, permit, and tarpon for over 25 years and I have great respect for them. But I've also lost plenty of good fish on broken and bent-open...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-24-2003, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By MarshRunner
Greg, As you know if you're considering...

Greg,

As you know if you're considering them, the RPLXi's are a moderately fast rod that Sage has optimized for throwing long--especially for saltwater applications. I often have 3 8wt RPLXi rods...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-23-2003, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By MarshRunner
3pc vs 5pc and air travel

Like Juro, I have the 5-piece 8wt RPLXi (I also have the 3-piece 8wt as well) and the 5 pc is a sweetheart to cast. If you plan to travel by plane much--especially out of country--the ability to pack...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 12-10-2002, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By MarshRunner
Crab color and shape

The Blue crab which is one of the most common inshore species both in the Keys/Bahamas and the Northeast differs in color from juvenile to adult growing from light monocolor turquoise to darker blue...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 12-09-2002, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By MarshRunner
Crab Photography

John,

Here are two more good books (besides the Kaplan guide) for crab photos. Seashore Animals of the Southeast by Rupert and Fox and Reef Creature Identification, Florida, Caribbean, and Bahamas...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-05-2002, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By MarshRunner
Thank You

Thanks for the warm welcome. Well-run forums can be great learning vehicles for all of us--and if there is one thing you come to understand in fly fishing, the longer you fish, the more there is to...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 12-05-2002, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By MarshRunner
John, I have several handbooks that contain crab...

John, I have several handbooks that contain crab profiles and photos for both northern or southern waters as well as the Pacific. I think I included them in the bibliography of BfFP which I believe...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 12-04-2002, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
Posted By MarshRunner
Borski

John,

Tim would be proud!

Dick
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