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News: Al Barnes, BTT’s Artist of the Year

I prefer to start out with the sea/landscape and see what appears in it along the way. Sometimes birds fly in, sometimes boats float in, sometimes both. That’s what I like about marine art. Events happen at a slower [...]

August 15, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Tying: Tie the Crazy Charlie, a fly with a long history

Charlie Smith, now 78, was the first Bahamian to own a bone fishing lodge. It was called Charlie’s Haven, it was on the water’s edge in Behring Point, Andros. [...]

August 14, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Wednesday Fish Facts: Cichlasoma, urophthalmus; Mayan cichlid

Mayan cichlids possess small caniform teeth for grasping prey, but rely primarily on large pharyngeal tooth pads for the mastication of their prey [...]

August 13, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Wednesday Fish Facts

Monday Gear Review: A.Jensen’s da Vinci reel

All of the details from finish to design are well thought out with a very consistent tendency towards quality design and craftsmanship. [...]

August 11, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

The Series: Important Women and Their Events in the History of Fly Fishing

In 1996, Gwenn Perkins and Dr. Benita Walton suggested that breast cancer survivors could benefit from the spiritual act of fly fishing. [...]

August 8, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Important Women In The History Of Fly Fishing, Slide, The Series: Important Women In The History Of Fly Fishing

Video: Vimeo fly fishing sampler

From permit fishing with Will Benson in the Keys to trout fishing in New Zealand, and a season of tarpon fishing recapped by Waterline Media... [...]

August 8, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Uncategorized, Videos

Fly Tying: Making “candies” easy, quick and perfect

Surf candies are as good as it gets most days in the surf in South Florida, local canals, spillways and salt marshes, lakes, impoundments and rivers. [...]

August 7, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Wednesday Fish Facts: Katsuwonus, pelamis – skipjack tuna

For skipjacks, I'd arm with a 10-weight rigged with and intermediate and a 12-weight with fast sinking 500 grain line. Your leader and bite guard would be best with fluorocarbon - bite guard 30-pound test. Leader need only be [...]

August 6, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Wednesday Fish Facts

Monday Gear Review: SHU-FLY fly rods

Skip designed the rods with the goal of creating a high performance fly rod with a lifetime warranty at a fraction of the "going rate". [...]

August 4, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Uncategorized

The Series: Important Women in the History of Fly Fishing; Elsie Bivens Darbee

The Bivens family owned a trout-fishing preserve in Neversink, and Elsie helped her parents as they tended to the anglers visiting the area. [...]

August 1, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, The Series: Important Women In The History Of Fly Fishing