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Conservation: Update on Pebble Mine, EPA and hundreds of thousands of responsible people

The Pebble deposit is a massive storehouse of gold, copper and molybdemum, located in the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak Rivers, two of the eight major rivers that feed Bristol Bay. [...]

September 20, 2012 Conservation, FEATURE STORY

Fly Tying: Don Reed on a surf fly and Bob Clouser’s new snook fly

Snook feeding in the surf are pinching bait against the beach and are along with jacks, ladyfish, and any other bait feeding predators, are blasting through the pods indiscriminately. Any bright flashy fly of the right proportions in the fray [...]

August 24, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Paying attention to details

It was a beautiful Wednesday morning in the last week of July. I was gently drifting north in 100-feet of water off the Breakers in Palm Beach, Forida in my 28-foot M ‘Ocean Grant’d console. I came prepared with a [...]

August 13, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Palettes & Pixels: Scott Donaghe

We profiled artist Scott Donaghe in our March, 2012 issue of Fly Life Magazine, but have not gotten around to transferring all the archived issues to the new WordPress format. His popularity with readers prompted us to repeat Scott's interveiw [...]

July 30, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: How fish use sight and sound

Many anglers make assumptions about what fish see and hear, and many of these assumptions are wrong. I’ve been told, for example, in no uncertain terms, that fish can’t see color. This is not true. [...]

July 30, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Destinations: DIY Bonefishing in The Bahamas?

You can do-it-yourself - catch a few bones on a DIY basis in The Bahamas, but realistically it's pretty tough to get a good ROI and it's very physically demanding. To be successful, you'll have to be a good angler [...]

May 23, 2012 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, RECENT

Fly Tying: The Green Hornet Tarpon Fly

The Green Hornet Tarpon Fly was designed to take laid up tarpon in the Lower Keys. The fly has just the right amount of motion between strips to keep the fish’s attention and enough flash to attract, but not spook [...]

May 19, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, RECENT

Feature: The (Shrinking) Giant Tarpon Fly

If you fish for giant tarpon on fly in the Florida Keys, do you find that the fish seem to get a little smarter and a little tougher to feed every year? Do you find that a fly that worked [...]

May 17, 2012 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, Flies, RECENT, Slide

Feature: Dragging the Line for Snappers and Groupers; depth without guilt

I'd caught snappers on flies before. The same goes for groupers and other known bottom feeders. Yet while the proverbial blind squirrel can find the occasional nut, he’s not likely to do it on a regular basis. Most of the [...]

March 7, 2011 Destinations, FEATURE STORY

Feature: Fly Fishing for Sailfish Made Easy

By Skip Clement – March, 2011 Being Fly With Sailfish – Part One Zane Grey, Ernest Hemingway, The MET and launching the International Game Fish Association After coming out of the 1890’s depression (Wall Streeter shenanigans and easy credit – [...]

March 7, 2011 FEATURE STORY, Tips & Tactics