Launching a boat by yourself can be a bit daunting. I’m finally starting to get comfortable with this. Unfortunately, the last few weeks have been windy, so I haven’t gotten out as much as I wanted to. The conditions are typical for Northeast Florida in March. You only get a day or two every few weeks to truly fly fish. I had the boat all hooked up yesterday, but got called into work. Turns out the winds cranked up a little earlier than expected, so it was just as well since my window for calm conditions was limited.
While we wait for the wind to lay down, here’s a video on how to launch a boat by yourself from Florida Sportsman.
I’ve got a story on Hobe Sound in the July issue of Florida Sportsman. Thanks to all who helped me out with the content. Here’s a link to the table of contents and the Florida Sportsman website.
Editor’s Note: Terry Gibson is scheduled to speak to the Tampa Bay Fly Fishing club tonight (Sept. 3). Below is his bio.
A life-long fly and light-tackle angler, Terry has served in a number of field and in-house editorial capacities for highly respected fishing publications, including Saltwater Fly Fishing, Shallow Water Angler, Florida Sportsman and Outdoor life. He also has contributed to leading fishing, hunting, surfing and dive publications since the late 1990s. Terry has fished abroad in 10 countries plus the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and in more than 40 states. As a multi-lingual journalist covering the issues, or as an advocate working them, he has promoted conservation issues in more than 20 countries, including the frontlines of water-management, habitat and fisheries management issues in the U.S. Terry’s presentation will focus on forage fish and the need for their conservation.
Procrastinated part of the day away recently, but I did manage a flurry of productivity when I reached out to Terry Gibson, a Facebook friend of mine and a former editor at Florida Sportsman. Terry and I have several mutual friends, including Terry Tomalin of the Tampa Bay Times and Brett Fitzgerald of the Snook Foundation.
But enough rambling: Terry is senior editor of Fly& Light Tackle Angler, a fabulous digital, interactive magazine that offers great photography, writing and insight. In the world web-based journalism drivel, one of those attributes is rare. FLTA offers all three. Check it out.
I met Jon Brett (FishBuzz TV) at the Florida Sportsman Show last weekend. We talked fishing, sight fishing in particular, for more than a half an hour. Jon shows how it’s done in this video.
Sight fishing reds