There’s a fun way to beat the crowds of summertime tourists smothering the famous sand-slope Great Beach, the place where Thoreau said a man may stand “and put all America behind him.”
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The world’s best fishing as reviewed in AIN Publications’ award-winning Business Jet Traveler magazine and its website (www.bjtonline.com).
When the early autumn rains subside and the hurricane winds diminish to a whisper, look for me in a thatched-roof cabana under the palm trees on a sparkling white-sand beach south of Cancun, Mexico. The sound of the softly unfurling waves is nature’s irresistibly seductive lullaby.
In the tall, dark, moss-draped, rainy forests of Oregon’s coastal mountains–a mysterious evergreen world captured perfectly in the novels of Ken Kesey–emerald rivers rush headlong to the grey, wild North Pacific. Nehalem, Wilson, Trask, Necanicum, Nestucca–places whose names intoxicate anglers under the spell of a fish called steelhead.
Think you’ve caught some spirited fish before? Think again. Consider the Pacific sailfish. On a fly. Not a real fly, of course–or more precisely, a whimsy of fluff on a hook posing as a natural insect–but rather a 10-inch-long gob of chicken feathers dyed hot pink and lashed to a miniature harpoon. Behind the eye of the hook and in front of the fluttering hackles is a chunk of foam stuck with a pair of comical-looking cartoon rattle eyes.
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