…Know what you love, and protect it.

February 25, 2008 by John - No Comments

nedsmall.jpg Captain Ned Small is an Everglades backcountry guide with a sterling reputation as a conservation-minded angler. He recently sent me these comments in response to a short article I posted on big snook: “The future of the sport will be a function of each of us taking the ‘long view.’ Catch and release is a form of giving back. We don’t keep any snook on my boat, that’s my decision…a quick photo and back she goes. As a wise man once said, “To know yourself, know what you love, and protect it.” Preach on, brother. A peerless sightfishing guide, Ned specializes in light-tackle pursuits, with an emphasis on fly fishing. If you’re planning a trip to the Glades to fly fish, he’s highly recommended. Check out the fly-caught fish on his gallery. Oh, and nice shirt, Ned.