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Anglers gather at saltwater mecca

Updated: September 5, 2008, 11:32 AM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

KEY WEST, Fla. — Gary Ellis always has a smile on his face when surrounded by some of the best saltwater flats fly fishers in the world, as he was Thursday night on the patio of the Conch Republic Seafood Company.

Ellis turned 70 years old last month, and it's been 20 years since he and his wife, Susan, founded the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series. But Ellis had an extra gleam in that ever-present smile during Thursday night's kickoff of the 2008 Redbone Series.

Even though ...

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