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With its skillful design, expert management and idyllic locale, Palmilla Golf Club is consistently recognized as one of top Los Cabos golf courses in Mexico, and one of the finest resort golf properties in the world. One&Only Palmilla has consistently received numerous resort industry accolades including: Golf Digest’s “The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America”, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Golf Resort; Travel and Leisure Golf Best Resort Golf Course in Mexico and the #1 golf course in Mexico by Cigar Aficionado.

almilla Golf Club in Los Cabos, Mexico, is famous for 27 holes of amazing golf and spectacular views. It has been recognized as the Grand Dame of Los Cabos golf. As the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Design in Latin America, the masterfully conceived golf course is stunning and challenging. It is a world-class masterpiece on the world stage and is the best of Cabo golf in Cabo San Lucas. This Cabo golf resort course features spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez on every hole, and each of the 9-hole Palmilla golf courses, feature five sets of tees to test golfers of all skill levels. Palmilla Golf Club features a Mexico decor clubhouse, on-site golf shop and an expert staff to help provide for your every golf need in Los Cabos.

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GOLF Palmilla Golf Club is Jack Nicklaus’ first Latin America design and is recognized as the Grand Dame of golf in Los Cabos. Challenging, masterfully conceived and stunningly beautiful, Palmilla has ocean views from every hole. The Ocean Course actually flows to the ocean as you play on the beaches of the Sea of Cortez. This 27-hole course is perched on deep canyon arroyos and sits among century old cardon cacti. A great resort course with daily trade winds that enhance pinpoint accuracy that challenges even the most experienced of players. A Mexico decor clubhouse, onsite pro-shop and expert staff help provide for your every need. Palmilla Golf Club has hosted the 1997 PGA Senior TOUR, Senior Slam with Hale Irwin defeating Jack Nicklaus, Ray Floyd and Gil Morgan. With its skillful design, expert management and idyllic locale, Palmilla Golf Club is recognized as one of top four courses in Mexico, and, one the finest in the world.

Palmilla Golf Club in Los Cabos, Mexico, is famous for 27 holes of amazing golf and spectacular views. It has been recognized as the Grand Dame of Los Cabos golf. As the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Design in Latin America, the masterfully conceived golf course is stunning and challenging. It is a world-class masterpiece on the world stage and is the best of Cabo golf in Cabo San Lucas. This Cabo golf resort course features spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez on every hole, and each of the 9-hole Palmilla golf courses, feature five sets of tees to test golfers of all skill levels. Palmilla Golf Club features a Mexico decor clubhouse, on-site golf shop and an expert staff to help provide for your every golf need in Los Cabos.

With its skillful design, expert management and idyllic locale, Palmilla Golf Club is consistently recognized as one of top Los Cabos golf courses in Mexico, and one of the finest resort golf properties in the world. One&Only Palmilla has consistently received numerous resort industry accolades including: Golf Digest’s “The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America”, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Golf Resort; Travel and Leisure Golf Best Resort Golf Course in Mexico and the #1 golf course in Mexico by Cigar Aficionado.

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Diamante Welcome to Diamante Cabo San Lucas—a private oasis amidst Baja's utopia of sun, sea and sand. Here, you'll find the crowning achievement of one of Golf's most distinguished players and course designers in a beachside haven that is both dignified and majestic. Gentle sand dunes—many barely disturbed—envelop a links course that rivals the finest that the tradition has to offer. Spacious villas offer stunning seaside views, light and breeze filled interiors, and private courtyards ideal for friends and family. Pristine desert, private beach, and turquoise blue waters surround you at every turn. Yet you're barely more than a 3 wood's distance to the heart of Cabo San Lucas. Experience the timeless allure of Cabo at Diamante.


DIAMANTE What is Diamante Cabo San Lucas?

in a sunset cruise or strolling the broad promenade of the marina, complement world class golf, offshore fishing excursions, fashionable shopping, and fine dining. Surf, scuba and snorkeling, off-road adventure and more await the bold. Best of all, it's a destination where a distinctly casual atmosphere defines an unhurried lifestyle.

or dining, a one of a kind golf performance lab, an oceanfront Beach Club with large lagoon and a unique Family Center with a general store, kids play room, movie theater, spa and fitness facilities. Future planned amenities include a second golf course called the Oasis Course, which is planned for private membership and will encompass a high-budget, lush landscape that will per

Diamante Cabo San Lucas is fully integrated master planned resort community perfectly situated on approximately 1,500 acres of pristine land with 1.5 miles of stunning Pacific coastline, located only six miles from Cabo San Lucas city center. Diamante Cabo San Lucas opened to the public in late 2009 with the premiere of the Dunes Course, a world class natural links course designed by Davis Love III. The Dunes Course has been built in and around a live dune system adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, emulating links style golf and its origination on the British Isles. The Diamante Dunes experience features a clubhouse called the Cantina, a practice facility with private hitting bays and our famous slider bar. Phase One of the real estate offering includes 78 Sunset Hill home sites, 66 residential Golf Villas, 50 Beach Estate oceanfront home sites and a Dunes Residence Club. What amenities does Diamante fectly contrast and compliment have or will have in the future? the Dunes Course. Diamante Cabo San Lucas will also feature What is there to do in Cabo? Currently Diamante has a 100% an architecturally significant golf completed world-class ocean- clubhouse, a tennis complex with Cabo San Lucas is one of the front links golf course, a dining three surfaces, equestrian center, most desired vacation spots in facility called the Diamante hiking and biking trails, a worldthe world. Set on the tip of Baja Cantina, locker rooms, Welco- class spa, state-of-the-art fitness California, where the Pacific me Center, practice facility fea- complex and other recreational Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, turing private hitting caves and facilities Cabo features endless beaches Golf Shop. In 2011 we will start and grand resorts which create a construction to complete phase sense of another time and place. 1 which includes a large Dunes Simple pleasures, such as taking Clubhouse with indoor/outdo.

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DIAMANTE Is the Dunes Golf Course private or public? Currently the course is open to the public. On January 1, 2011 the Dunes course will be become completely private for the exclusive use of residential owners and members.

Is it safe to swim or partake of barely two hours flying time water sports at the site? away; more distant cities like Seattle, Chicago and Atlanta are Swimming is prohibited in most only four hours flying time. of the Baja due to strong riptides conditions. This is common throughout most of Cabo and Where is Diamante Cabo San Diamante plans to open a fa- Lucas? Diamante is located approximately 6 miles, and a 10 minute drive from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Diamante represents the next stretch of undeveloped oceanfront property along the Pacific Ocean heading north from "Lands End" toward Todos Santos.

What is a "private hitting cave"? The private hitting caves are unlike anything found in Mexico, with four large separate stone formations providing an exclusive experience for your foursome. Each hitting cave provides delicious local fare and beverages will be served by the Slider Bar chef. A personal caddie/service assistant will provide everything one may need throughout the golf round. How secure is the property? Diamante has a large and professional security staff. The property is guarded and patrolled 24/7. All of Diamante's entry points are guard gated and staffed with FBI trained security guards. In addition Diamante's security is trained in first-aid and can quickly handle most medical emergencies.

How far is Diamante from the Airport or mily- friendly beach club just Downtown? steps away from the ocean. The Beach Club will feature a large Diamante is approximately 45 (one acre) fresh water lagoon for minutes from the San Jose Interswimming. national airport and approximately 10 minutes from Downtown and the Marina. Diamante is serWhere is Cabo San Lucas? viced by taxi cabs just like any other resort in Cabo. Cabo San Lucas is located at the very southern tip of Baja Califor- A new highway is proposed that nia Sur and is 1000 miles south will easily connect San Jose Inof the US-Mexico border. Where ternational airport to Cabo San the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea Lucas. The highway will end just of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas is a a few miles north of Diamante's very remote and exotic location front entrance. In addition, the which enjoys remarkable acces- local Cabo San Lucas FBO airsibility by air and by sea. Major port is available to private aircracities such as Los Angeles, Las ft and is less than 5 miles from Vegas, Phoenix, and Houston are Diamante.

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GOLF

GOLF COURSES A golf course consists of a series of holes, each consisting of a teeing ground, fairway, rough and other hazards, and a green with a flagstick (pin) and cup, all designed for the game of golf. A standard round of golf consists of playing 18 holes, thus most golf courses have this number of holes. Some, however, only have nine holes and the course is played twice per round, while others have 27 or 36 and choose two groups of nine holes at a time for novelty and maintenance reasons. Additionally, par-3 courses also exist, consisting of nine or 18 holes, all of which are a Par 3. Many older golf courses, often coastal, are golf links, of a different style to others. For nonmunicipal courses, there is usually a golf club based at each course, and may include a pro shop.

The first section of every hole consists of what is known as the teeing ground, or tee-box. There is usually more than one available box for a player to place their ball, each one a different distance from the hole. They are generally as feasible, and most are slightly raised from the fairway. The most common tee areas, in increasing order of length from the hole, are the ladies' tee, the men's tee, and the championship tee. Other common tee-boxes include the junior tee, closer to the hole than the ladies' tee, and the senior tee, generally between the ladies' tee and the men's tee. In tournaments, golfers generally tee off from the box one level further from the box for their class (men use the championship tee, ladies use the senior or men's tee, and juniors use the ladies' tee).

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GOLF Each tee box has two markers showing the bounds of the legal tee area. The teeing area spans the distance between the markers, and extends from two-club lengths behind the markers up to the markers themselves. A golfer may play the ball from outside the teeing area, but the ball itself must be shot from within the area.[1] A golfer may place his ball directly on the teeing ground (called hitting it "off the deck"), a manufactured support known as a tee, or any natural substance such as sand placed on the teeing surface.

and rough. The quality of grass influences the roll of the ball as well as the ability of the player to 'take a divot' (effectively, the ability to hit the ball into the turf and compress it). The fairways on prestigious tours, like the PGA Tour, are cut low, making it harder for players to compress the ball. Mow heights influence the play of the course; for example, the grass heights at U.S Open events are alternated in order to make the golf course difficult. One example of this is the infamous roughs at U.S Opens, which are often 3 to 5 inches tall depending on how close to the fairway or green the said height will be. This makes it harder for a player to recover after a bad shot.

After the first shot from the tee (teeing off), the player hits the ball from where it came to rest toward the green. The area between the tee box and the putting green where the grass is cut even and short is called the fairway and is generally the most advantageous area from which to hit. The area between

Some variants of grass used for fairways and roughs are bent grass, Tifway 419 Bermuda grass,[2] rye grass, Kentucky bluegrass, and Zoysiagrass. As in

the fairway and the out-of-bounds markers and also between the fairway and green is the rough, the grass of which is cut higher than that of the fairway and is generally a disadvantageous area from which to hit. On par three holes the player is expected to be able to drive the ball to the green on the first shot from the tee box. On holes longer than par threes players are expected to require at least one extra shot made from the fairway or rough.

putting green grass types, not every grass type works for every climate type. Hazards Water hazard, sand trap, and dense vegetation on the 13th hole at Ridgefield Golf Course, CTMany holes include hazards, which may be of three types: (1) water hazards such as lakes and rivers; (2) manmade hazards such as bunkers; and (3) natural hazards such as dense vegetation. Special rules apply to playing balls that fall in a hazard. For example, a player may not touch the ground with his club before playing a ball, not even for a practice swing. A ball in any hazard may be played as it lies without penalty. If it cannot be played from the hazard, the ball may be hit from another location, generally with a penalty of one stroke. The Rules of Golf govern exactly from where the ball may be played outside a hazard. Bunkers (or sand traps) are shallow pits filled

While many holes are designed with a direct line-ofsight from the tee-off point to the green, some holes may bend either to the left or to the right. This is called a "dogleg", in reference to a dog's knee. The hole is called a "dogleg left" if the hole angles leftwards, and a "dogleg right" if the hole angles rightwards. Sometimes, a hole's direction can bend twice, and is called a "double dogleg". Just as there are good quality grasses for putting greens, there are good quality grasses for the fairway

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Marine Life

Marine life is concerned with the plants, animals and other organisms that live in the ocean. Given that in biology many phyla, families and genera have some species that live in the sea and others that live on land, marine biology classifies species based on the environment rather than on taxonomy. For this reason marine life encompasses not only organisms that can only live in a marine environment, but also those that lives revolve around the sea. At a fundamental level, marine life helps determine the very nature of our planet. Marine organisms produce much of the oxygen we breathe and probably help regulate the earth's climate. Shorelines are in part shaped and protected by marine life, and some marine organisms even help create new land. Marine biology covers a great deal, from the microscopic, including plankton and phytoplankton, which can be as small as 0.02 micrometres and are both hugely important as the primary producers of the sea, to the huge cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) which reach up to a reported 33 metres (109 feet) in length which is the blue whale


Marine invertebrates As on land, invertebrates make up a huge portion of all life in the sea. Invertebrate sea life includes Cnidaria such as jellyfish and sea anemones; Ctenophora; sea worms including the phyla Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Annelida, Sipuncula, Echiura, Chaetognatha, and Phoronida; Mollusca including shellfish, squid, octopus; Arthropoda including Chelicerata and Crustacea; Porifera; Bryozoa; Echinodermata including starfish; and Urochordata including sea squirts or tunicates.


MARINE LIFE Reefs

Trench, the Puerto Rico Trench at 8,605 m (28,232 ft), the Romanche Trench at 7,760 m (24,450 ft), Fram Basin in the Arctic Ocean at 4,665 m (15,305 ft), the Java Trench at 7450 m (24,442 ft), and the South Sandwich Trench at 7,235 m (23,737 ft).

Reefs comprise some of the densest and most diverse habitats in the world. The best-known types of reefs are tropical coral reefs which exist in most tropical waters; however, reefs can also exist in cold water. Reefs are built up by corals and other calcium-depositing animals, usually on top of a rocky outcrop on the ocean floor. Reefs can also grow on other surfaces, which has made it possible to create artificial reefs. Coral reefs also support a huge community of life, including the corals themselves, their symbiotic zooxanthellae, tropical fish and many other organisms.

In general, the deep sea is considered to start at the aphotic zone, the point where sunlight loses its power of transference through the water.[citation needed] Many life forms that live at these depths have the ability to create their own light a unique evolution known as bio-luminescence. Marine life also flourishes around seamounts that rise from the depths, where fish and other sea life congregate to spawn and feed. Hydrothermal vents along the midocean ridge spreading centers act as oases, as do their opposites, cold seeps. Such places support unique biomes and many new microbes and other lifeforms have been discovered at these locations Intertidal and shore Tide pools with sea stars and sea anemone in Santa Cruz, CaliforniaIntertidal zones, those areas close to shore, are constantly being exposed and covered by the ocean's tides. A huge array of life lives within this zone.

Much attention in marine biology is focused on coral reefs and the El Ni単o weather phenomenon. In 1998, coral reefs experienced the most severe mass bleaching events on record, when vast expanses of reefs across the world died because sea surface temperatures rose well above normal.[5][6] Some reefs are recovering, but scientists say that between 50% and 70% of the world's coral reefs are now endangered and predict that global warming could exacerbate this trend Deep sea and trenches The deepest recorded oceanic trenches measure to date is the Mariana Trench, near the Philippines, in the Pacific Ocean at 10,924 m (35,838 ft). At such depths, water pressure is extreme and there is no sunlight, but some life still exists. A white flatfish, a shrimp and a jellyfish were seen by the American crew of the bathyscaphe Trieste when it dove to the bottom in 1960.[11]

Shore habitats span from the upper intertidal zones to the area where land vegetation takes prominence. It can be underwater anywhere from daily to very infrequently. Many species here are scavengers, living off of sea life that is washed up on the shore. Many land animals also make much use of the shore and intertidal habitats. A subgroup of organisms in this habitat bores and grinds exposed rock through the process of bioerosion.

Other notable oceanic trenches include Monterey Canyon, in the eastern Pacific, the Tonga Trench in the southwest at 10,882 m (35,702 ft), the Philippine

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FISHING fishing has traditionally conducted with rigged dead baits, both skipping and swimming. In the historic Cabo Blanco fishery little blind trolling was done; instead the billfish (striped marlin, black marlin and swordfish) were sighted cruising or finning on the surface and baited. In the Cairns fishery a wide variety of baitfish species are used successfully, including kawa kawa and other small tunas, queenfish and scad. Baits range from two pound scad to dogtooth tuna and narrowbarred mackerel of twenty pounds and more. The use of live bait is also popular for targeting both large and small black marlin and under the right circumstances is extremely effective, although sharks and other non-targeted gamefish can often be a problem with this method. Small live baits such as slimy mackerel and yellowtail scad are highly effective for juvenile black marlin and are fished both by slow trolling and drifting. Live bait techniques for larger black marlin are similar to those used for blue marlin, normally employing bridle-rigged live tunas of between 3 and 25 lbs. The use of a downrigger has proven to be helpful in positioning baits deeper in the water column. Artificial lures will catch black marlin of all sizes from 30 and 40 lb juveniles to the giant females of 1,200 lbs and more. The prevalence of lure damaging bycatch such as wahoo, barracuda and Spanish (narrowbarred) mackerel in some areas can make lure fishing an expensive proposition. However, the faster pace of lure fishing allows larger areas to be searched effectively, which can be an advantage if the fish seem more dispersed. .


FISHING

THE BLUE

MARLIN

Blue marlin are possibly the most sought-after marlin species. Beautiful in form, capable of spectacular fighting ability and having the potential to reach great sizes, blue marlin have inspired and continue to inspire the dedicated pursuit of thousands of skippers, crews and anglers. Blue marlin are inhabitants of tropical oceanic waters worldwide, occurring both in the Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific. Spawning is carried out in tropical waters and many individuals probably remain in tropical waters year round. However, significant seasonal migrations are made into the temperate waters of the northern and southern hemispheres to take advantage of feeding opportunities as northern and southern waters warm in spring and summer. Although blue marlin have the ability to thermoregulate, the lower limit of their temperature tolerance is thought to be in the region of approximately 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) although individual fish have been caught in cooler temperatures. Warm currents such as the Gulf Stream in the western Atlantic and the Agulhas Current in the western Indian Ocean serve as oceanic highways for blue marlin migration and have a major influence on their seasonal distribution. Larger individuals have the greatest temperature tolerance, and blue marlin encountered at the limits of their range tend to be large fish.

claims of commercial captures as far north as southwest Ireland. In the Pacific, blue marlin are seasonally found as far north as southern Japan and as far south as the Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. Blue marlin in the eastern Pacific migrate as far north as Southern California and as far south as northern Peru. The southern limit of their distribution in the eastern Indian Ocean appears to be the waters of Albany and Perth in Western Australia, and in the western Indian Ocean blue marlin have been taken as far south as Cape Town. Blue marlin have been found in the open ocean in thousands of fathoms of water, thousands of miles from land; however, they concentrate in their greatest numbers in areas where bottom structure (islands, seamounts, banks, and the edge of the continental shelf) create upwelling that brings deep nutrientrich water close to the surface, sparking off plankton blooms that result in a food chain that ends in large marine predators such as dolphins, whales, large tuna and billfish. In temperate waters, the interaction of warm currents with these bottom structures is critical in setting up suitable environmental conditions for blue marlin and other warmwater gamefish. Temperature breaks created where bodies of warm and cool water are pushed up against each other also act as a less tangible form of structure which attracts bait and gamefish, including blue marlin.

In the western Atlantic blue marlin can be seasonally found as far north as George's Bank and the continental shelf canyons off Cape Cod, influenced by the warm current of the Gulf Stream, and as far south as southern Brazil; in the eastern Atlantic their seasonal range extends northward to the Algarve coast of Portugal and southward to the southern coast of Angola. Some blue marlin are found at the southernmost tip of the continent, though whether they are Atlantic stock or Pacific stock is debatable, especially since an individual fish tagged in the western Atlantic was recaught in the Indian Ocean off the island of Mauritius. Vagrant individuals have been taken by rod and reel as far north as Biscay (2005) and there have been

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FISHING Genetic structure Scientists distinguish between two species of blue marlin, the Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) and the Pacific blue marlin (Makaira mazara). Genetic studies have shown that the p-phenotype is prevalent in both oceans, whereas the a-phenotype has not been recorded in the Indian or Pacific oceans; hence a large percentage of blue marlin found in the Atlantic are actually the same genetically as Pacific blue marlin. Age The oldest known blue marlin is the 1656 lb Blue marlin caught by the sportfishing vessel Black Bart in 1984 and aged by biologists at 32 years. Size Blue marlin are sexually dimorphic: adult males seldom exceed 150 kg (300 lb) whereas females may reach far larger sizes well in excess of 450 kg (1,000 lb). The maximum size of blue (and black) marlin is often debated in both sport fishing and scientific circles. The largest sport fishing capture on record is a 1,805 lb Pacific blue marlin caught by a party of anglers in Oahu, Hawaii aboard the charter boat Coreene C skippered by Capt. Cornelius Choy (this fish often refe

rred to as 'Choy's Monster'). This fish was found to have a yellowfin tuna of over 155 lbs in weight in its belly. In the Atlantic the heaviest sport fishing capture is Paulo Amorim's 1,402 lb fish from Vitoria, Brazil. Commercial fishermen have boated far larger specimens. The largest blue marlin brought into Tsukiji market in Tokyo supposedly weighed a massive 1,106 kg. A number of very large fish have been reported over the years, including a couple of photographs originating from Okinawa in southern Japan and Vanuatu. Commercial and sport fishermen from many other areas, both Pacific and Atlantic, have reported encounters with, and in some instances captures, of marlin thought to be in excess of 2,000 lbs, but obtaining verified weights and dimensions has proved very difficult. A 1,000 lb (450 kg) fish, a "grander", has historically been regarded by blue and black marlin anglers as the benchmark for a truly outstanding catch. For most marlin anglers, a 1,000 lb fish represents the fish of a lifetime. Because of ever-increasing commercial fishing effort across the world's oceans, it seems unlikely that sport fishermen will ever break the "tonner" (2,000 lb) mark.

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FISHING Diet

with rubber inner tubes or vinyl upholstery material cut into strips. Today, marlin lures are produced in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colours, mass-produced by large manufacturers and individually crafted by small-scale custom makers.

Blue marlin are eclectic feeders preying on a wide range of prey species and sizes. Scientific examination of blue marlin stomach contents has yielded organisms as small as miniature filefish. Common food items include tuna-like fishes, particularly skipjack tuna and frigate mackerel (also known as frigate tuna), squid, mackerel, and scad.

A typical marlin lure is a small (7-8 inch), medium (10-12 inch) to large (14 inches or more) artificial with a shaped plastic or metal head to which a plastic skirt is attached. The design of the lure head, particularly its face, gives the lure its individual action when trolled through the water. Lure actions range from an active side-to-side swimming pattern to pushing water aggressively on the surface to, most commonly, tracking along in a straight line with a regular surface pop and bubble trail. Besides the shape, weight and size of the lure head, the length and thickness of skirting, the number and size of hooks and the length

Of more interest to sport fishermen is the upper range of blue marlin prey size. A 72-inch white marlin has been recorded as being found in the stomach of a 448 lb blue marlin caught at Walker's Cay in the Bahamas, and more recently, during the 2005 White Marlin Open a white marlin in the 70 lb class was found in the stomach of one of the money-winning blues. Shortbill spearfish of 30 to 40 lb have been recorded as feed items by Kona blue marlin fishermen. Yellowfin tuna of 100 lb or more have also been found in the stomachs of large blue marlin. [edit] Fishing techniques Fishing styles and gear used in the pursuit of blue marlin vary, depending on the size of blue marlin common to the area, the size of fish being targeted, local sea conditions, and often local tradition. The main methods use artificial lures, rigged natural baits, or live bait. Artificial lure fishing Blue marlin are aggressive fish that respond well to the splash, bubble trail and action of a well presented artificial lure.

and size of the leader used in lure rigging all influence the action of the lure: how actively it will run and how it will respond to different sea conditions. Experienced anglers can fine tune their lures to get the action they want.

Probably the most popular technique used by blue marlin crews worldwide, artificial lure fishing has spread from its Hawaiian origins. The earliest marlin lures were carved from wood, cast in drink glasses, or made from chrome bath towel pipes and skirted

Lures are normally fished at speeds of between 7.5 to 9 knots; faster speeds in the 10 to 15 knot range are less frequently used, primarily by boats with slower

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cruising speeds travelling from spot to spot. These speeds allow quite substantial areas to be effectively worked in a day's fishing. A pattern of four or more lures is trolled at varying distances behind the boat. Lures may be fished either straight from the rod tip ("flat lines"), or from outriggers.


FASHION

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om Ford was born August 27, 1961 in Austin, Texas, to realtors Tom Ford and Shirley Burton. He spent his early life in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, and in San Marcos, outside Austin; his family moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he was 11 In Santa Fe, he entered St. Michael's High School and later moved to Santa Fe Preparatory School, from which he graduated in 1979. Ford left Santa Fe at age 17, when he moved to New York City to study art history at New York University.

Parsons The New School for Design.[10] During his time in New York, Ford became a fixture at the legendary nightclub Studio 54, where he realized he was gay.[11][12] The club's disco-era glamor would be a major influence on his later designs.[13][14] Before his last year at New School, Ford spent a year-and-ahalf in Paris, where he worked as an intern in ChloĂŠ's press office.[15][16] Though his work primarily involved sending clothes out on photo shoots, it triggered his love of fashion.[16][17] He spent his final year at The New School studying fashion, but nonetheless graduated with a degree in architecture. .

Remarkably, Ford dropped out of NYU after only a year, preferring to concentrate on acting in television commercials; at one time, he was in 12 national advertising campaigns simultaneously Ford then began studying interior architecture at The New School's famous art and design college,

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FASHION In 1994, Ford was promoted to creative director. In his first year at the helm, he was credited with putting the glamour back into fashion introducing Halston-style velvet hipsters, skinny satin shirts and car-finish metallic patent boots. In 1995, he brought in French stylist Carine Roitfeld and photographer Mario Testino to create a series of new, modern ad campaigns for the company. Between 1995 and 1996, sales at Gucci increased by 90%. On the strength of Ford’s collections, Gucci went public in October 1995 with an IPO of $22 per share, followed by an additional global offering in March 1996 at $48 per

Ford was the largest individual shareholder of Gucci stock and options.

share and a third offering in 1999 at $75 per share. In early 1999, luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, headed by Bernard Arnault, increased its shareholdings in Gucci with a view to takeover. Domenico De Sole reacted by issuing new shares of stock in an effort to dilute the value of Arnault’s holdings. Ford and De Sole also approached French holding company Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) about the possibility of forming a strategic alliance. Francois Pinault, the company’s founder, agreed to the idea and purchased 37 million shares in the company, or a 40% stake. Arnault’s share was diluted to 20%. At one point,

Designers of America Awards. Like his work at Gucci, Ford was able to catapult the classic fashion house back into the mainstream. His advertising campaigns for the YSL fragrances Opium (with a red-haired Sophie Dahl completely naked wearing only a necklace and stiletto heels in a sexually suggestive pose) and YSL M7 (with martial arts champion Samuel de Cubber in complete full-frontal nudity) have been famous and provocative by pushing fragrance ads to a new level of creativity in artistic expression and commercial impact. In April 2004, Ford parted ways with the Gucci group

By 1999, the house, which had been almost bankrupt when Ford joined, was valued at about $4.3 billion. When Ford left in 2004, Gucci Group was valued at $10 billion. When Gucci acquired the house of Yves Saint-Laurent (YSL), Ford was named the creative director of that label as well. During his time as Creative Director for YSL, Ford won numerous Council of Fashion

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FASHION

Gucci and YSL creative director

(1994–2004)

after he and CEO Domenico de Sole, who is credited as Ford's partner in the success story that is Gucci, failed to agree with PPR bosses over artistic control of the Group.

In April 2007, his first directly owned flagship store opened in New York at 845 Madison Avenue and coincided with the much anticipated debut of the TOM FORD menswear and accessory collection. Presently, there are 21 freestanding stores and shop-in-shops in locations such as Milan, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Dubai, Zurich and Russia.

In April 2005, Ford announced the creation of the TOM FORD brand. Ford was joined in this venture by former Gucci Group President and CEO Domenico De Sole who serves as Chairman of the company. In that same year, Ford announced his partnership with Marcolin Group to produce and distribute optical frames and sunglasses as well as an alliance with Esteé Lauder to create the TOM FORD Beauty brand. There are currently 16 private blend and 5 signature fragrances in the TOM FORD beauty collection. Since their launches, both the eyewear and beauty collections have been hugely successful and rank in the top 3 brands at specialty stores.

Since the launch of his menswear collection, Tom Ford has dressed many of Hollywood’s leading men including: Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, Colin Firth, Tom Hanks, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, Bradley Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Alexander Skarsgard, and Johnny Depp. In 2008, Tom Ford outfitted Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace. In 2010, Tom Ford outfitted British Comedian David Walliams for his wedding to Lara Stone - a wedding which he attended also in his own label.

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AME Clothing Line By 1999, the house, which had been almost bankrupt when Ford joined, was valued at about $4.3 billion. When Ford left in 2004, Gucci Group was valued at $10 billion. When Gucci acquired the house of Yves Saint-Laurent (YSL), Ford was named the creative director of that label as well. During his time as Creative Director for YSL, Ford won numerous Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards. Like his work at Gucci, Ford was able to catapult the classic fashion house back into the mainstream. His advertising campaigns for the YSL fragrances Opium (with a red-haired Sophie Dahl completely naked wearing only a necklace and stiletto heels in a sexually suggestive pose) and YSL M7 (with martial arts champion Samuel de Cubber in complete fullfrontal nudity) have been famous and provocative by pushing fragrance ads to a new level of creativity in artistic expression and commercial impact. In 1994, Ford was promoted to creative director. In his first year at the helm, he was credited with putting the glamour back into fashion introducing Halston-style velvet hipsters, skinny satin shirts and car-finish metallic patent boots. In 1995, he brought in French stylist Carine Roitfeld and photographer Mario Testino to create a series of new, modern ad campaigns for the company. Between 1995 and 1996, sales at Gucci increased by 90%. On the strength of Ford’s collections, Gucci went public in October 1995 with an IPO of $22

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