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Rusty Chinnis

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Rusty Chinnis is the Outdoors Editor for The Sun.
Reel Time: Line and leaders

Reel Time: Line and leaders

When anglers talk tackle, the conversation is usually centered on rods and reels, lures and accessories. While these make up the largest part of...
Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

Reel Time: Waterkeeper Alliance holding polluters accountable

The Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit that is exclusively focused on clean water. The Alliance works to preserve and protect...

Reel Time: Dog days strategies

Dog days (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most...

Reel Time: Tarpon primer

Tarpon are one of the premier gamefish that swim local waters and are a noble adversary on any tackle. The fish that frequent our...
Reel Time: The morning run

Reel Time: The morning run

The surroundings flooded my senses as the morning dawned, a receding thunderstorm having just ionized the air with a freshness that only served to...
Reel Time: Cleanup celebrates World Ocean Day

Reel Time: Cleanup celebrates World Ocean Day

Sarasota Bay Watch and ninety-one community volunteers from Sarasota and Manatee County conducted their annual New Pass underwater cleanup Saturday, June 8, at Ken...
Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

It’s not with any pleasure that I sit down and write an outdoors column on water quality issues and red tide at one of...
Reel Time: Dragonfly on the Soque

Reel Time: Dragonfly on the Soque

The mountains of northeast Georgia hold a special appeal for fly fishers and are one of my favorite destinations. The countryside along the Sautee Valley...

Reel Time: Stripers on the Hooch

The Chattahoochee River has an intimate connection with Florida, one that existed long before I first visited it near its headwaters at Jack’s Knob...
Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

Reel Time: Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

It was one of those mornings where time almost stands still, where we wish it would. A light, cool, late spring breeze ruffled the...
Reel Time Sister Keys Cleanup

Reel Time: Sister Keys cleanup scheduled

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) will be conducting their Annual Sister Keys Cleanup on Saturday, May 4. The event is a collaboration with the Town...

Reel Time: When opportunity meets preparedness

Out there!  It’s where we all want to be, and where we get so few chances to actually spend time. Whether it’s stalking permit...
Reel Time Homosassa, river of fishes

Reel Time: Homosassa, river of fishes

The great American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was enamored with Homosassa. Homer regularly traveled to Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba during the winter months...

Reel Time: Mentors chart course

Fly fishermen and fishermen, in general, are always seeking ways to improve their enjoyment of the sport. And while that ultimately boils down to...