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FMT (Florida Marine Tracks) Navigates The Trickiest Path In The Florida Keys

FMT (Florida Marine Tracks) Navigates The Trickiest Path In The Florida Keys

Glenn Housman of FMT (Florida Marine Tracks) shows how his product works on a Simrad unit in the Lower Florida Keys. This is significant because this is a very tricky path to run. It can be done under good tide conditions with good light, but the repercussions of being even slightly off track are serious.

The Lower Florida Keys are home to some of the best fishing and also the fewest boats found almost anywhere in the entire chain of the Florida Keys. Why? It is because the bottom is concrete hard and extremely unforgiving. Many lower units have met their watery grave in these waters.

The Most Versatile 9 Foot 9 Weight Fly Rod For Florida Keys Fishing

The Most Versatile 9 Foot 9 Weight Fly Rod For Florida Keys Fishing

St Croix is known the world over for producing some of the highest quality rods on Earth. Did you know that they also produce some of the best fly rods?

The new St Croix Sole is a unique idea in fly rods. It is a 2 piece fly rod, but the breakdown is unusual. The tip section is where the rod breaks down and the rest of the rod remains a one piece. This is a cool concept for the fisherman that fishes both fly and spin because when you break down the rod, the one piece portion is the same length as all the spinning rods. It is easily transported along with all the other rods.

Daiwa Saltist Reel

Daiwa Saltist Reel

As a charter guide you need a go to spinning reel. A battle-axe that can handle anything but is durable enough to stand up to the abuse that customers can sometimes inflict when the equipment is not their own. A spinning reel like this has to also be affordable because charter guides are going to routinely buy a bare minimum of 6 and most guides have about 20 in rotation.

Question From The Blog: Kettlebells?

Question From The Blog: Kettlebells?

"Tom, I was watching one of the saltwater experience episodes from season 12 and when you went to grab a net out of your truck before launching the boat I caught a glimpse of a kettlebell! I'm guessing 24kg... Awesome "on the go" fitness tool! I have a few of my favorite kettlebell workouts, could you post one of yours?"

Facebook Live Q and A video with Tom Rowland

Facebook Live  Q and A video with Tom Rowland

This week I did my first Facebook Live video on Saltwater Experience' Facebook page.  I thought it went well and I was able to answer SO many questions that people had.

Topics covered were everything from Sun protection, to biggest and favorite fish to how to become a guide.  If you missed it live, you can still check it out here.