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Home Boats How-To
In this section you will find a wide variety of how-to tips on boat handling, maintenance, docking and more.
white sea bass

10 Commandments Of Fishing Etiquette

It happens every year… The yellowtail, white seabass or tuna start to bite somewhere during the week and come Saturday morning, a bunch of...
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Bait Rigging Tools From The Fly Zone

Robert "Fly" Navarro is back with Tyler Beckford of Teaser Bait Company in South Florida where they spend all day, every day rigging offshore...
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How To Put A Rope Handle On A Bucket

How could any boat function without the 5-gallon bucket? We keep them onboard for thawing bait, spooling reels, washing the boat, collecting garbage, moving...
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Wahoo Ballyhoo Rigging The San Sal Ballyhoo Rig

There are almost as many ways to rig a ballyhoo as there are to skin a cat, and the "San Sal" rig is a...

Seaguar ThreadLock Braid to Fluorocarbon Leader Connection

If you read last year's review on Seaguar ThreadLock spectra and Pink Label Fluorocarbon you may remember that I had some trouble with the...
Uni Knot

How To Tie The Uni Knot For Fishing

Fly Navarro joins Pete Schultz of Fishing Headquarters to get a great demonstration of how to tie the popular, versatile and strong Uni knot....
sea sick

Motion Sickness – What You Need to Know

Greek Physician Hippocrates first described the principle symptom of motion sickness, (nausea), most frequently occurring during boat travel. Derived from the Greek word for...
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Circle Hook Hookset Timing In The Fly Zone

Fly Navarro has fished billfish and more all around the globe.  Watch him explain his techniques for a perfect circle hook hookset every time...
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Isolating Your House Battery to Protect Electronics

Big voltage drops aren't good for marine electronics and manufacturers protect their product by installing an automatic shut off once the voltage going to...

Sportboat Tackle Advice – What I’m Bringing & Why

I've got my long awaited Pacific Queen trip (sponsored by AFTCO) going out this Friday night.  It is a 1.5-day trip.  Now typically, at...
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Santa Barbara’s Sea Landing – Anchored In History

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