Video Tuesday Tip: How to Communicate with Your Guide on the Saltwater Flats


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer


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When you’re standing on the bow of a flats boat, things can happen pretty fast. One of the keys to success is good communication with your guide. Because he (or she) is better trained and has a higher vantage point, he’s probably going to see the fish before you, which means that he has to explain to you where to look and where to cast. By establishing good rules at the beginning of the day, you can ensure that you’re both on the same page when it’s time to leap into action.

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