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Old 11-22-2008, 08:39 AM
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Not sure about the link re the so-called "trunkfish". First, I've always known them as boxfish or cowfish. Second, the link mentions that their unusual shape keeps them from swimming quickly, which is just dead wrong. Unless we're talking about a different species here, the fish in that picture can blast off the flat almost as fast as a bonefish, and nearly as strong. I've had big ones put a good bend in my 10-weight while fishing for permit...

Ok, I stand corrected. Just found this link - - and trunkfish is one of the common names. Interesting.

Sounds like you had a good trip. Thanks for the report.

Tight lines,
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