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Fly Fishing for Trout a Communion with Nature By Martin Aróstegui Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine

Under clear blue skies and the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains the clear and cold stream waters of the Snake River carry our boat. Suddenly a group of bison enter our field of vision, we pass them by as they lazily approach the riverbank. The dry fly that I had cast a few moments before is taken by a cutthroat trout. The fight is on! Fishing in the Snake River is a lot more than catching fish; it is an opportunity to experience nature at it’s very best. During a trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming, Roberta and I had the opportunity to spend a day fishing this beautiful river. The mountains, the beautiful scenery, the crystalline waters, the cool air and the wildlife make fly fishing for trout a true communion with nature.

Award-Winning Shark Documentary Due for Home Video Release July 3rd By John Bell The way you look at sharks is about to change forever. This is Your Ocean: Sharks, the award-winning film festival hit, makes its way to home video for the first time this July. The documentary follows three of the world’s top marine life artists: Wyland, Dr. Guy Harvey and Jim Abernethy, as they take audiences on a voyage that shatters peoples perceptions of sharks. Dr. Sylvia Earle, legendary ocean explorer, narrates the adventure, shot in The Bahamas, Asia, Pacific Ocean and New York. The 48-miniute film,, reveals up close the misconceptions and myths surrounding these misunderstood predators and promotes a call for global shark conservation. Sharks were part of a campaign led by the Bahamas National Trust encouraging the Bahamian government to increase protection of sharks in their federal waters. This campaign resulted in the prohibition of all commercial shark fishing in its more than 240,000 square miles of territorial waters. Film director George C. Schellenger said much remains to be accomplished to protect the world of sharks, which through commercial overfishing and the growing taste and demand for shark fin soup is being decimated by tens of millions annually. Scientists with the International Union for Conservation of Nature have estimated that 30 percent of the shark and ray species around the world are threatened or near threatened with extinction. For more information and/or to purchase a DVD copy, please go to

Key West Shrimp Boats By Pat Ford I’ve been chasing shrimpers wit Capt RT Trosset for over 3o years and nothing really has changed.

The shrimpers drag their nets at night, raking tie sandy bottom of the Gulf waters. The nets trap not only shrimp, but thousands of crabs and baitfish politely referred to as by-

catch. When the nets are hauled on board just before daylight, their contents are simply dumped on the deck at which point the crew begins the tedious task of culling the shrimp away from the ‘trash’. This process can take several hours and at it’s end the trash/by-catch is dumped over the side, creating a most magnificent buffet for any gamefish that has been smart enough to follow the nets during the night. Light tackle skiffs leave Key West often before daylight to make the sometimes long run to the shrimp boats. If you are lucky enough to find a boat that is still cleaning its catch, a days supply of chum can be purchases or traded for a 6 pack of beer. The chum is ladeled out behind the anchored shrimper and as your boat drifts away the gamefish follow. The most common catch behind a shrimper is bonito – very big bonito

actually. Mixed in with the bonito, you’ll find blackfin tuna, kingfish, sharks and an occasional cobia. If you drop down to the bottom, you’ll sometimes come up with a nice grouper or mutton smaller. Unfortunately, with gas running around $5 a gallon, a 50 mile run chasing shrimpers can be an expensive proposition and the weather has to be perfect, but it’s an amazing experience….something everyone should try at least once.

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President Obama signed the Billfish Conservation Act into law October 5, 2012 Today, President Obama signed the the Billfish Conservation Act into law, effectively banning the importation of all billfish into the continental United States. The signing marks the culmination of a united undertaking by a diverse coalition of angling and conservation organizations working in cooperation with a bipartisan group of congressional champions. Although there are no commercial fisheries targeting billfish in the US, the US has been the largest importer of billfish in the world, importing about 30,000 billfish annually. “This is a tremendous success for these highly migratory species,” National Coalition for Marine Conservation President (NCMC) Ken Hinman said. “Marlin, sailfish, and spearfish do not know country boundaries and travel through three of the planet’s oceans. Giving them greater protection in the United States sets the stage for better protection worldwide.” With the largest buyer out of the market, the NCMC and the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), who championed the

bill, will now turn their attention to the international challenges facing these imperiled species. And with populations of three species of marlin having declined by more than 50%, their efforts come not a moment too soon. “Recreational anglers and ocean conservationists have been the primary supporters behind the Billfish Conservation Act,” IGFA President Rob Kramer commented, “and I am confident that with this strong step by the United States, we will be able to raise support for more robust measures elsewhere.” The support of the Billfish Conservation Act by groups like the American Sportfishing Association, the Center for Coastal Conservation, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Keep America Fishing, the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association, OCEARCH and numerous partners in the environmental community played an integral part in the bill’s success. “We have sound science that indicates that billfish are not doing well on a global level,” IGFA Conservation Director Jason Schratwieser added. “Better international protection for these fish benefits open ocean ecosystems and recreational anglers around the world.” International Game Fish Association.


There is a saying that goes: “A picture is worth a thousand words.� Truer words were never spoken, especially when it involves an aerial photo that captures its objective to perfection. In the maritime industry, there are numerous opportunities to take advantage of the effectiveness of the aerial pictures. One of its main uses is to promote marinas, since the aerial perspective allows us to observe them clearly and see details that are not able to be appreciated from an earthly plane. Furthermore, they are useful for pinpointing the fishing banks, migrations and schools of fishes, as well as the seabed.

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Other benefits than can be obtained with the aerial photos are their innumerable uses for the purpose of advertising and promotion in the maritime industry, such as aerial pictures of container ships from the world merchant shipping , ports, sport fishing tournaments, championship regattas, beautiful beaches, shores and reefs that can be used to advertise in magazines and other means of communication. Likewise, aerial photos are very effective for the development of the real estate market, especially for properties that are close to the ocean, since they can be e-mailed to investors all over the world.

Aerial pictures of marine landscapes and yachts are in high demand for decorating purposes in beautiful offices and elegant conference rooms. We must not overlook the widespread use of aerial pictures by cruise lines for advertising means, where the image of majestic cruise ships is captured to perfection. Also in the past few years, aerial photography has been a very useful tool for crafting maps and nautical charts with great precision, in what is known as the Geographic Information System. Aerial photos reveal in an attractive and dynamic manner many facets of the maritime industry. It is an effective way to show, from an aerial perspective, how wonderful and spectacular is everything related to the ocean, fishing and the maritime industry.

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Photos: Courtesy of Longwater & Company

Photos: Courtesy of Longwater & Company

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Dr. Martín Aróstegui: “Let’s Save Our Planet!” Interview by Pedro Díaz,

President and Editor of Sol y Mar Magazine Sol y Mar Magazine is honored to have Dr. Martín Aróstegui as its Director of Travel and Exploration. Dr. Aróstegui, member of the Board of Trustees of the International Game and Fishing Association (IGFA), is the holder of more than 400 fishing world records. A renowned speaker and instructor on the utilization of circle hooks for the preservation of billfish, he also lectures in schools on the Everglades and on the subject of the conservation of species. “Since I started to submit fishing records’’, Martin comments, “I have always tried to set the fish free. On one occasion I liberated a 385-pound shark by first, placing it in a boat live well, then reviving and setting it free. Recently, the IGFA introduced a new process for determining records, consis-

ting of taking photos and measurements utilizing a special canvasmeasuring device for the purpose of establishing a record of each fish according to its length. One of the requirements of such a process is that the fish must be set free alive and must swim away on its own. I enjoy fishing in both fresh and salt water, and I often travel to Surinam and the Amazon jungle where I have taken photos of twenty feet anacondas, jaguars and poisonous snakes.” There are few regions of the world that Martin has not visited in his fishing and exploratory expeditions and, as he says: “I’d rather visit aboriginal tribes than cities, for we have much to learn from their cultures and traditions.” Martin, what is your greatest wish, your goal in life? “For me the most important thing is that my children are set forth on the right path, with a professional career, and that they are happy in their lives. My wife and I have dedicated much time to the educa-

tion of our children. Perseverance in order to achieve success in life is my motto. I also want to continue keeping active both physically and mentally. As far as I’m concerned, I am still 16 years old. So I will try to keep myself as active as possible because, as a physician, I know that the best way to live a healthy life is to keep exercising, reading and engaging in the interchange of opinions with others. This, to me, is crucial. I consider myself an optimist, but I worry that the countries of the world are not doing enough to try to save our planet. We must make changes in the way that we function in this planet if we do not wish to self-destruct. If we do not care for the environment we will inflict damage on the human species. Each day that passes, the atmos-

phere and the bodies of water are further contaminated with toxic products, to the point that marine life will eventually cease to be sustainable. That is why I like to visit schools and talk to students about the importance of maintaining and caring for nature, for the Everglades, and about what we must do to restore our environment, all endeavors of vital importance for the preservation of our planet. Consequently, through this magazine we strive to inform our readers, via text and exclusive images, of the evolutionary process of nature in its fullness, its greatness and its beauty.

Let us save our planet!�

Dr. Martin ArĂłstegui graduated from the University of Miami in 1972; was director of emergency care and later director of intensive care at Cedars Medical Center. In 1979 he organized the first private medical group providing hospital intensive care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all of South Florida.


St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. There was a five-way tie for top boat going into the fourth and final day of fishing in the 40th Anniversary USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT), nicknamed the ‘Boy Scout Tournament’ for the event’s chief beneficiary. Yet only one, the team aboard Puerto Rico’s Carlos Garcia’s 47-foot Cabo, Peje, released one blue marlin for the day, their seventh of the tournament, to win.

“It was a long day,” recalls Garcia. “We didn’t hook that final fish up until close to noon. It ate the bait and jumped out of the water completely, a nice healthy fish of around 450 pounds that we released in about 40 minutes.” The Peje team began the tournament in first place on the first day with the release of three blue marlin. Then fell to second behind the 58-foot Revenge on the second and third days while still releasing one and two fish, respectively, on each of these days. “Dedication, more dedication, resources, good people and karma, that’s what led to our success,” says Garcia. Juno Beach, Florida’s Sam Jenning’s Revenge finished second with six blue marlin, while Atlanta, Georgia’s Brooks Smith’s 68-foot Bayliss Uno Mass finished third by catching six blues right after the Revenge. Meanwhile, it was Puerto Rico’s Jose Valdes, Jr, aboard the 57foot Bertram, Lady Abi, that won Top Angler and $10,000 in cash with the release of five blue marlin. “Consistency is what did it,” says Valdes. “I released one blue marlin the first day, three the second and one the

third. That last one was big and the fight was about an hour and 25 minutes.” In past years, Valdes has been part of the Lady Lou fishing team that won the ABMT four times. Finally, the Best Junior Angler award went to 17-year-old Mason Domel, from Austin, Texas, fishing with his family aboard the Cabo 48, Deguello. Domel went from the agony of defeat when he lost a blue marlin after a four-hour-plus fight on the tournament’s first day, to the joy of victory when his total of two blue marlin releases earned him the spectacular and newly-created junior angler trophy sponsored by Jim Lambert, on the Reel Tight. It was a close race between Lambert’s 16-yearold son, Tristan, who released one blue marlin on the fourth day and Domel for the trophy. “I was a little concerned this morning, but then I ended up releasing about a 300-pound blue marlin after a 20 minute fight in the early afternoon,” Domel describes. “It’s pretty exciting to win.” A total of 89 blue marlin were released by the 26-boat fleet in four days of fishing. Started by Chuck Senf back in 1972 – and nicknamed The Boy Scout Tournament since a portion of the proceeds have always benefited the VI Council of the Boy Scouts of America,

one of Senf’s favorite charities – the ABMT has evolved into the competitive saltwater sports fishing events in the world. The ABMT is fished under International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) rules, and is overseen by a professional Board of Captains and well-qualified observers. The tournament benefits the V.I. Council, Boy Scouts of America. For more information, call: 340-775-9500 or visit:

Summertime in Bimini is Great Fun By Dr. Mart铆n Ar贸stegui Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine Fotos: Dr. Mart铆n Ar贸stegui Photos : Michael Lawrence (Dive, Beach and Sunset ) The other Photos: The Bimini Big Game Club

Summer is the best time to visit Bimini on your boat. Calm seas and predictable weather make the 45 nautical miles crossing very easy to accomplish. On the other side of the Gulf Stream you will find crystalline aquamarine waters, great fishing and diving as well as many wrecks to explore.

When we visit Bimini, we always stay at the Bimini Big Game Club. The complex was recently renovated and has beautifully decorated rooms, excellent restaurant and a full state of the art marina. If you are planning to go, I suggest that you make reservations early because summertime can be very busy in Bimini.

On our last trip to Bimini we had the opportunity to fish many spots, dive a number of wrecks and catch lobsters and conch for dinner. The restaurant at the club will even cook you catch of the day for dinner.

For boaters planning to cross the gulfstream for the first time, I suggest you equip you boat with good navigation equipment, make sure you boat is in excellent condition and study your navigation. Safety is always the first consideration in boating.

The importance of the drawing for a scientific publication By Clemente Atia Today’s days many daily functions and tasks have been replaced by robotic machines and computer systems, but some art and related techniques may be irreplaceable. In the mid 70’s I worked as a draftsman naturalist at the National Aquarium of Cuba. The work consisted of a scientific drawing of fish and other marine life where clearly visible appeared specific characteristics that distinguish one from another marine species even of the same genus. Many fish of the same family are very similar in life and usually have different color phases or color variations that make them look almost identical, even in the eye of an expert. Fishes of the snapper, grouper or acquaintances “grunts” families are very similar to their relatives when they experience changes in their color phases motivated by breeding season, stress, season, food and even type and color of the background where they live. But there are features in each of these species that are virtually unchanged and beyond the lens of a camera and that’s where a magnifying glass, a needle to count scales and a brush make a difference.

Each species has something like a fingerprint that distinguishes it from another of the same gender regardless of color (which can change very easily). This mark, stamp or characteristic is based on the amount of scales that run along the lateral line, wherein there are certain sensors for detection and sensitivity, and also in the amount of hard bone and soft in certain fins. The most important fins where these spines are counted to determine the difference between one species and another of the same family and the same genus are: dorsal, pectoral and anal. I give a simple example, we find two fish of the family of the grunts, dead in the sand and assume that lost color, at first glance look the same, however one may have 10 hard spines and 18 to 20 soft in the dorsal fin, while the other has 12 hard and soft between 22 and 24 on the same fin. The first has 50 scales along the lateral line and the second 65. With this information, a biologist can scientifically determine the genus and species of these two individuals, but are dry and discolored. There are other elements to consider as eye size and how many times it fits in the length of the head, and the head can be many times the size of the body, and of course good shape and coloration of the fish. I hope I do not have bored you; the idea is to show the importance of a drawing for

a scientific publication and why certain important details on the identification of a marine species cannot be “seen� by a lens and be featured in a drawing for that purpose. Here I show some of the drawings I made at the National Aquarium of Cuba between 1973 and 1977, which were and are still used in scientific publications.

Arctic Canada, where nature rules! By Enrico Ghedini

Wonderful scenery in Great Bear There are places on earth that truly make you feel small and insignificant, places that bring a man down to size in the face of overpoweringly magnificent nature. Canada is assuredly one of those places, and Canada also means Arctic! Nunavut and Northwest Territories are located for the most part close and above the Arctic Circle. These territories represent the most impressive, wild and inhospitable nature that this continent has to offer. This is what you can expect as gift from Mother Nature while fishing Great Bear Lake in Northwest Territories, and the powerful Tree River in Nunavut! In the biggest lake in Canada you will chase huge Lake Trouts (Salvelinus Namaycush) pikes and arctic grayling!

Boat waiting for us in a Great Bear bay

playing with a char

While in Tree River you will have the chance, if luck will assist you, to catch some of the biggest Arctic Chars (Salvelinus Alpinus) on earth, with sizes frequently well over 20 pounds! The nature can be magnificent up there, in any of his aspects, being the undisputed reigning master of these arctic lands. From the huge vast tranquility of Great Bear, to the powerful and screaming current of Tree river, to the herds of elk and musk oxen , to rare and shy black or brown bears and wolves walking around in the tundra in search of food, the elegant and majestic flights of bald eagles, and funny prairie dogs waiting you at Tree river cabin around every corner idyllic landscapes leave the man like a defenseless spectator, almost unworthy to interact with a nature that has something mystical and powerful! And when northern lights and midnight sun are the curtains and the backstage, you will understand how lucky you are to be the solitary spectators of this Mother Nature’s show! As an angler, when you will fish more than 12 hours a day, spotting schools of arctic graylings in front of your cabin under the midnight sun, when you will realize how lucky you are, you will then thank God that some of the nature’s tricks, besides being incredibly wonderful to look at, are also very useful to avid anglers !

fishing in the Great Bear pike spot, an unbelievable spot...

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A nice namaycush caught while trolling

Look at the fins of this namaycush!

Huge arctic char caught by my buddy Silvio

The fins of this Lake Trout are really impressive!

medium sized lake trout caught on a eppinger big spoon

To organize a trip in Arctic Canada, Plummer’s lodge is undoubtedly the best option, managing different lodges in Great Bear and in Great Slave Lake, and the only one to have cabins on Tree River. With decades of experience in arctic territories, they will help you in organizing the trip of your dreams and will make you feel like home while fishing in some of the most secluded places on earth!

Landed on Tree river

Tree River camp

The Marinas and the Environment By Maria Bello The development of tourism, sport fishing, diving and other water activities undoubtedly contribute to the socio-economic development in a region. But only from a conservation perspective these activities represent permanent sources of income. The marinas as a mainstay of these activities serve to support various sport-craft recreational use, so its use and management construction must be set within a legislative framework for the sustainability of these activities without causing damage to the environment .

Good practices for the establishment of state or private marinas should generally consider: - Do not build marinas on protected areas or ecological reserves. - Conduct environmental impact studies prior to construction of the marina: Select the location so as to minimize the negative impacts, such as the effect on habitats, ecosystems and local communities. - Appropriate signage (speed, type of bottom, fauna etc.) - Check periodically for vessels leaking fuel or oil - Contingency plans for accidental oil spills and other hazards of environmental impact. - Keep clean marinas. Schedule cleaning and garbage collection, ensuring the location and maintenance of solid waste containers and containers for oils or other chemicals used in the maintenance of vessels. - Prohibit the dumping of sewage into the sea. Offer alternatives to the discharge of sewage from boats. - Promote the use of biodegradable products, both on ships as marine facilities.

In the south of the U.S. marine industry has grown considerably over the past 25 years, despite the economic downturn in recent years. Having recently adopted a policy of “clean boats, clean facilities and clean operations with zero discharge pollutants.� The Agency for Environmental Protection has reported the effectiveness of this policy, which has been gradually incorporated into most of the navies of the country.

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Roberto Guerra, creator of La Caja China, was presented on the Show “Martha Stewart presents: Secrets of great chefs Grill” which aired popular show on the Hallmark channel and lasted 60 minutes, in Stewart’s farm in New York. The show was attended by Guerra and five renowned chefs, who created and cooked a special recipe of barbecue with Martha Stewart for a private holiday that it celebrated in his farm. “Has been a pleasure working with Martha Stewart.” “It is a very nice person who has all my respect and friendship,” said Roberto Guerra.

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Pedro DĂ­az

President and Editor of Sol y Mar Magazine Journalist, editor, writer. Graduated in journalism from the University of Havana, as well as in literature and Germanic languages. He has collaborated on numerous magazines and newspapers from over 15 countries. He has also served as the editor, journalistic director and president of six publications for which he has received international journalism awards. He graduated as a Naval Pilot from the Escuela Superior de Pesca AndrĂŠs Gonzalez Lines, in Cuba. He is also a graduate of the International School of Real Estate. In addition, he has been honored with Proclamations from Miami-Dade County, City of Miami Beach, City of Coral Gables, City of Hialeah Gardens, City of Miami, City of Doral, City of Hialeah, City of West Miami, Town of Medley, and Town of Miami Lakes.

Alberto Borges

Graphic Designer of Sol y Mar Magazine

A graduate of Chemical Engineering and Doctor of Technical Sciences. Technology specialist in glass and ceramics. Developer of several scientific papers related to the industry of glass and ceramics. Computer systems engineer.

Dr. Martín Aróstegui

Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine He is a medical doctor by profession who, for many years, worked as a specialist in emergency medicine. His life has been devoted also to professional fishing. Dr. Aróstegui, member of the Board of Trustees of the International Game & Fishing Association (IGFA), is the holder of more than 400 fishing world records, including 200 with fly-fishing equipment, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Dr. Arostegui is also a professional photographer specializing in fishing and nature. He is currently the Director of Travel and Exploration for our magazine, for which he travels to different regions of the world to capture with his lens the most beautiful images that human eyes have ever seen.

Pat Ford

Angling Photographer

Pat Ford is considered the best sport fishing photographer in the United States of America. He graduated as a lawyer from the Columbia University School of Law in 1965. He is currently a senior litigation lawyer in the courts of Florida, as well as a photographer with a passion for fishing. Pat Ford has traveled extensively throughout the world and has won 32 world records in several fishing tournaments held by the IGFA. He is the author of “The Best Fly-Fishing Trips Money Can Buy” which tells about different places he would rather go fishing with a fly hook.

Nick Faroy

Aviator and Aerial Professional Photographer A pilot for many years, specializing in aerial photography. The perspective of buildings and man-made structures, coupled with an appreciation of nature, inspire him to capture on aerial photos what his eyes behold from above so that others may enjoy them, too. His preference is to take aerial photos of coastal locations because they have a visual impact that is very special to him from a professional point of view. For Nick Faroy, rock formations and marine life are, indeed a impressive and beautiful scenes worthy of admiration.

Enrico Ghedini

Angler and fishing writer

Enrico Ghedini was born in 1974 and lives in Bologna, Italy. He is a globetrotter angler and a fishing writer with passion. He has traveled the four continents. He is a lure and fly angler mainly, but he also likes bottom fishing and live baiting. Enrico fishes in freshwater in Europe and Italy, and in salt and freshwater when traveling to tropical locations to target specific species. Enrico is involved in Their main activity is to organize lure-fishing tournaments to promote recreational angling among young people and to promote catch and release as well as ethical fishing techniques.

MarĂ­a Julia Bello

Scientific Director of Sol y Mar Magazine

Information specialist for the Agency for Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration USA (NOAA). She has experience in scientific information, preparation of documents and scientific documentation, editing and reviewing scientific literature and finding information on specialized topics, among other things. She received a Masters in Biological Science from the University of Havana Cuba in 1980, a Masters in Marine Policy from theUniversity of Miami, Florida in 1997, as well as a Masters in Information from Florida State University in 1998.

Dirsia Vergara

Director of Marketing of Sol y Mar Magazine Specialist in accounting, real estate management, exports and sales monitoring. She has also taken accounting courses at FIU. She is passionate about the sea, reading, and her two children.

Clemente Atia

Professional diver underwater cameraman.


Writer, naturalist, artist and professional diver. He studied at the Cuban Naval Academy, been later part of the underwater search and rescue team. He worked at the National Aquarium of Cuba drawing fish for scientific publications worldwide. Creator and writer of the series of nature documentaries PROJECT 5, in the 80’s. He has also worked for different magazines and digital magazines on topics related to the sea and the environment. Cameraman, editor and specialist in underwater recordings have won four Emmy Awards. Favorite hobbies: stay under water, the investigation and search for lost treasures.

Steve Kantner

A freelance writer, editor, and fishing personality whose byline has appeared in Fly Rod & Reel, Salt Water Sportsman, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters and numerous other outdoor publications. Steve also worked as a guide, while hosting a drive-time radio show. Plus, he’s appeared in a number of television episodes that showcased his particular specialty—fly fishing from land for inshore species. Steve just finished a book titled Landcaptain; the Secrets of Fishing South Florida on Foot for Wild River Press that’s due out later this year.

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When boat owners need durable lifting power combined with a sleek appearance, they can turn to Accon Marine›s Extra-Large Round Lifting Eye. When tested with grade-8 bolts, the bolts failed at 36,000 lbs. and the lifting eye was still useable.  It›s constructed from 316 stainless steel parts with lifting hardware made from 304 stainless steel. This Lifting Eye›s solid casting sling provides increased strength. Easy to install, only a 3-1/4» diameter hole is required.  The Lifting Eye fastens to the deck with four #10 screws.  Standard rod length is 12» with custom rod lengths available upon request.



Giving a boat a professional shine with a DIY price is easily accomplished when owners use Shurhold Industries’ Dual Action Polisher. But, just like any vessel, the polisher needs to be taken care of, too, especially its buffer pads.  Keeping these in top condition enables them to work better and last longer. Perfect for fluffing and cleaning Buff Magic pads, Shurhold’s Utility Brush is shaped to fit an owner’s hand.  It’s great for use on upholstery, floor mats, vinyl and canvas. This brush includes a unique spot scrubber on the handle. Compounds should be applied to the boat’s surface, not the Buffing Pad directly. This helps prevent overloading and clumping.  When the pad becomes matted, the utility brush will fluff it up.



The latest 42’ models from performance builder Nor-Tech Boats serve very different types of owners. European styling and abundant seating on the 420 MC take luxury tenders to a new level.  Nor-Tech’s fishing enthusiast customers likewise won’t be disappointed in the roomy and sporty new 420 Center Console.  But both crowds reap the benefit of outstanding performance and superior fuel efficiency from the boats’ twin Yanmar 8LV 370 hp engines supplied by Mastry Engine Center. Both models are born from a new hand-laid fiberglass and Kevlar hull design that’s fast and fuel efficient, and provide a great ride.

Soly Mar Magazine 16. English. November- December 2012  
Soly Mar Magazine 16. English. November- December 2012  

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