I took a trip to Islamorada, Florida with family and friends for a fishing extravaganza in June 2010. We fished day and night for Tarpon, Swordfish, Dorado, Permit, and more. In all, we caught 15 different species of fish on the trip. On our third day out, I hooked up with this Permit which re-calibrated my idea of what fighting a fish is. The epic battle took 35 minutes. I instantly knew this fish deserved to be mounted. So that is what I did. Now, I can remember that trip and that epic adventure every time I look at my wall!
Date: June 17, 2010 Weather: Beautiful Species: Permit Size: 45” (50 lbs) Location: Caught on the Atlas Wreck, Islamorada, Florida Keys
My trophy was caught on a 9’ Star rod w/ Fin Nor Offshore Spinning Reel with 30 lb Spectra and a 60 lb fluorocarbon leader tipped with a 7/0 Gamagatsu Octopus Circle Hook.
Many things about Fishing Fury have grown over the last five years. We started this site to cover our own fishing antics and legendary ability to catch fish. Early on we were both young and single, every weekend was spent fishing without question. As our readership grew we expanded our coverage outside of our own personalities and in to news and events that we found interesting or incredible, everything from current events to videos and photos, while still publishing our own 100% original editorial content. We’ve also started our own community forums where readers and contributors can talk about anything.
These days we’re both approaching 30 and our tastes and ideas of the world have matured, well Clive’s probably have. Clive is now living in Nova Scotia with his lovely wife Gillian and their totally awesome son. Clive has grown a beard, forgoing the handlebar mustache, and still makes fun of me for not even being able to grow either. I’m still living on my own, happily employed doing what I love, and living in Ontario.
We’ve got a lot of great things planned this year so keep your eye peeled for updates. Here’s to another 5 years!
Paul Mugo, owner of the Kenya Tyeing Flies Company, has sent me yet another amazing collection of his handmade flies. If you haven’t seen his work before you should definitely check out the two previous galleries of his fantastic flies. I will be putting these flies to the test next [...]
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My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
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We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]