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Chico Fernandez has fly fished for over 40 years. He has broken several world records, most notably, the largest redfish taken with a fly rod, at 42 pounds, 5 ounces (I.G.F.A. record on 12 pound test tippet). He was also one of the first (1980) to land a white marlin on a fly rod. Chico gets around, he has fished in most of the U.S., Alaska, Central America, South America, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, New Zealand, Canada, Europe & others.
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Snook on the Hook
Chico Fernandez has fly fished for over 40 years and has broken several world records, most notably, the largest redfish taken with a fly rod, at 42 pounds, 5 ounces (I.G.F.A. record on 12 pound test tippet). He was also one of the first to land a white marlin on a fly rod. His real passion; however, is snook. Listen in to find out Chico's secrets on fly fishing for these incredible game fish.
After working as an accountant and later Budget Director for Burger King Corp., he quit in 1975 to become involved in the outdoors field and its many ramifications (articles, slide shows, casting demonstrations, personal appearances, consulting and promoting). He talks personally with thousands of boaters, fly fishermen and other anglers each year.
For several years he was Pleasure Boating's Fishing Editor. Presently, he has a column, "Casa de Chico" with Salt Water Fly Fishing magazine, and for the last 20 years, has been Department Editor of Florida Sportsman magazine. Chico is also a contributing editor for Fly Fisherman magazine. He has published over 400 articles and columns, appearing in most major outdoor publications in the U.S. and abroad. He has also written chapters in several books.
The movie, "Chico and the Kids" (teaching kids how to fly fish) won the Outdoor Writers' Association of America's Award in 1980. He appears frequently on television fishing programs. Presently, he has five videos on the market (in English, Spanish, and Japanese) on fly fishing, fishing with kids, fly casting, spinning and baitcasting.
Chico has consulted for many national and international firms on fishing camps, marinas, fishing skiffs and canoe designs, fishing tackle, etc. Plus, he serves on the Board of Governors for the Federation of Fly Fishers.
Presently, Chico is a consultant for Scientific Anglers/3M (St. Paul, MN), Scott Fly Rods (Telluride, CO), Ocean Reef Club (Key Largo, FL), Back Country Powerboats (Sarasota, FL) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (Cypress, CA).
He has been married to Marilyn since 1968, and they have a son, Stephen, who was born in 1977.
To order Chico's books go to Chico Fernandez books.