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Though Pat Ford travels to Panama for the opportunity to photograph black marlin, he also captures his share of dramatic blue marlin antics, as this image demonstrates.

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A well-traveled photographer is drawn to Piñas Bay, Panama, for its black marlin and other hefty cohorts.

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Royal Grand Slam

Fly angler Rufus Wakeman is attempting to become the first person to catch all of the species of billfish on a fly in one year. In this video he nails his black marlin. The swordfish has yet to happen and might be the toughest

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Airborne

Is there anything more majestic than an Atlantic salmon taking flight — in slow motion? We’ll let you decide, but we think you know how we feel.

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A high-flying marlin sails into the cockpit of a sportfishing boat, leaving the crew but a moment to duck for cover.

Black Marlin in Piñas Bay, Panama

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A well-traveled photographer is drawn to Piñas Bay, Panama, for its black marlin and other hefty cohorts.