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Making lemonade in Exuma

Once Abbie and I got over our astonishment, we shared a laugh and a cold Kalik and toasted my new bonefishing partner for his amazing work on the flats of Great Exuma. [...]

July 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The backstory on switch rods

Using two hands to overhand cast was especially appealing to anglers requiring repetitive long distance deliveries typical of search casting for large game fish. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Looks can be deceiving in Casual Dress

Ernest “Polly” Rosborough's uniqueness in tying was, in the case of Casual Dress, creating flies that mimicked a lot of different things. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Wooly Bugger: The most famous fly of all time?

Someone once said that the Woolly Bugger should be banned from some watersheds. Its effectiveness is that it looks like so many aquatic offerings. [...]

July 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

An easier way – using two vises

If you're looking for an easier, faster way to tie an articulated fly - try using two vises. You can connect the hooks via braided line, mono or wire [...]

July 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Cheap saltwater fly reels that work

What you want to look for in a reel is a smooth drag, decent rate of line retrieval, durable finish, comfortable handle design, easy drag adjustment, and a warranty. [...]

July 14, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The best of ICAST 2017

These IFTD winners should become a few of your favorite things in the coming weeks. Sage's Salt HD getting high marks with "Best in Show". [...]

July 14, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Looking for Mr. Tripletail

When you leave the dock looking for tripletail you're on a path of exactness: buoy's, crab traps, etc. They're only going to be found near a floating object [...]

July 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Now or Neverglades needs your signature

Florida’s great angling threatened by the state's worst enemy, Big Sugar, the largest corporate welfare recipients in the US always get what they want [...]

July 12, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

America’s peril, embracing backwardness

It even sounds stupid - end clean water rules. Most Americans would like to strengthen them. We could be an example to the world for stopping water pollution. [...]

July 11, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide