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Kevin Dineen Goes From Head Coach To Expert Fisherman

from Florida Sportsman,

With the lockout negotiations still dragging on, NHL Florida Panthers Head Coach Kevin Dineen shed his whistle and skates for some fly fishing, barefoot style at the Redbone@Large’s The Tournament at the Legendary Ocean Reef Club.

The tournament is one of nearly 30 Redbone hosted celebrity fishing events across the U.S. and several foreign countries, under the Redbone@Large banner, building awareness and funding for medical researchers to help “catch the cure for cystic fibrosis.”

Dineen not only caught his first bonefish on fly, he won the celebrity division of the competition. “It’s not the quantity,” said Dineen with a laugh, “but the quality. It was a bit of a goal of mine to catch a bonefish on fly and also to mark another quest off my bucket list.”

Earlier in the season Dineen won as the top celebrity catching and releasing two tarpon at the Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. in Key West, and part of the Redbone’s Florida Keys fall trilogy series of tournaments which in November celebrated its 25th anniversary.

continued including a picture of his catch...

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SYF's avatar

Looks like a really cool tournament.  Still blows my mind people go fishing for tarpon on a fly-fishing gear.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/14/12 at 03:35 PM ET

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