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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Contents<br /> INTERNATIONAL ANGLER January/February/March 2015 Volume 78 Issue 1<br /> 22 Billfish Royal Slam x2<br /> By John Scott Nichols<br /> 16 31st IGFA International<br /> Auction & Banquet<br /> Departments<br /> 6 President's Message<br /> 10 Conservation Notes<br /> 14 IGFA International Committee News<br /> 32 Tips & Tactics<br /> 33 IGFA Rules Q&A<br /> 34 World Records<br /> 42 World Records Photo Gallery<br /> 54 New Product Reviews<br /> 56 IGFA Corporate Partner<br /> 58 New Books<br /> 60 Family Project<br /> 62 IGFA Weigh Stations, Captains, and Clubs<br /> 66 IGFA Store<br /> 72 IGFA Member Discounts<br /> On the Cover:<br /> This iconic image of famed author and out­<br /> doorsman Zane Grey is from the archival<br /> photo collection of the IGFA's E. K. Harry Li­<br /> brary. The library is located on the second<br /> floor of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Mu­<br /> seum and <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=1"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=2"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=3"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=4"> Contents INTERNATIONAL ANGLER January/February/Ma</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=5"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=6"> IGFA President's Message Hooked on Friends a</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=7"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=8"> EVENTS CALENDAR For more IGFA events, visit our w</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=9"> IF YOU LOVE MARLIN FISHING, You MUST HAVE This Sp</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=10"> CONSERVATION NOTES For more information or to sen</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=11"> The IGFA is working to promote sound science </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=12"> IGFA SPECIES PROFILE For more information or to s</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=13"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=14"> INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE NEWS New IGFA Internatio</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=15"> INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE NEWS Kelvin Ng, Singapo</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=16"> 31st IGFA Int'l Auction & Banquet Join IGFA for i</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=17"> 2015 Featured Live­Auction Items </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=18"> LEGENDARY CAPTAINS & CREW AWARDS For more informa</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=19"> IGFA FISHING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY HIGH</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=20"> IGFA CONTESTS For more information email mmackel@</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=21"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=22"> T en years ago, I read an article </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=23"> F or 75 years, the IGFA has</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=24"> Nevertheless, I was inspired by Ruwitch’s </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=25"> After Cabo, I took a three‐month hiatus fr</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=26"> Putting in the Miles Up until this point</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=27"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=28"> A Strong Finish I arrived in Exmouth in</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=29"> The Beacon Group at Morgan Stanley is proud to su</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=30"> Conclusion As of this publication, the IGFA’s B</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=31"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=32"> IGFA Tips & Tactics Send your tips or requests fo</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=33"> Choosing tackle Limit yourself to the ta</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=34"> NEW IGFA WORLD RECORDS For more information conta</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=35"> NEW IGFA WORLD RECORDS For more information cont</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=36"> NEW IGFA WORLD RECORDS For more information about</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=37"> ALL FISHERMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=38"> NEW IGFA WORLD RECORDS For more information about</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=39"> NEW IGFA WORLD RECORDS For more information about</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=40"> NEW IGFA WORLD RECORDS For more information about</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=41"> NEW IGFA WORLD RECORDS For more information about</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=42"> WORLD RECORDS PHOTO GALLERY INTERNATIONAL WORLD R</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=43"> WORLD RECORDS PHOTO GALLERY INTERNATIONAL WORLD R</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=44"> WORLD RECORDS INTERNATIONAL WORLD RECORDS </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=45"> WORLD RECORDS PHOTO GALLERY INTERNATIONAL WORLD R</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=46"> NEW IGFA SLAM & TROPHY FISH CLUBS For more inform</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=47"> JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015 INTERNATIONAL ANG</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=48"> NEW IGFA SLAM & TROPHY FISH CLUBS For more inform</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=49"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=50"> NEW IGFA SLAM & TROPHY FISH CLUBS For more inform</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=51"> Royal Slam Clubs Trout Royal Slam Angler R</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=52"> IGFA OUTSTANDING CATCHES For more information ema</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=53"> IGFA ANGLING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS For more informat</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=54"> NEW PRODUCTS Submit your company’s latest product</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=55"> A Net, A Staff and Lure Retrieval Device All‐in‐O</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=56"> IGFA CORPORATE PARTNER For information about IGFA</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=57"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=58"> NEW BOOKS IN THE E.K. HARRY LIBRARY OF FISHES THA</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=59"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=60"> IGFA EDUCATION Send your ideas to the IGFA via em</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=61"> GAMEFISH COLLECTION sculpture . trophies . bronze</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=62"> OFFICIAL IGFA WEIGH STATIONS For more information</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=63"> OFFICIAL IGFA CAPTAINS For more information about</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=64"> OFFICIAL IGFA FISHING CLUBS & FEATURE IGFA CLUB </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=65"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=66"> IGFA STORE For more information email mstore@igfa</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=67"> Product Highlight Hook & Tackle® Softshell Crab J</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=68"> DEVELOPMENT For more information about IGFA Devel</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=69"> IGFA DONATIONS It is not too Late to Donate to </a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=70"> IGFA PRESERVING FISHING HISTORY AJ McClane (1922</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=71"> Both savvy and curious, A.J. easily spott</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=72"> IGFA MEMBER DISCOUNTS In May 1993, IGFA's Membe</a> <a title="JanFebMar15_web page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/72e5d1e9?page=73"> Reel Smart. 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