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White bass, the under-rated fly fishing target

White bass are active early spring spawners. Schools of males migrate upstream to spawning areas as much as a month before females. [...]

March 1, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Murica Merkin

Check out this easy to follow recipe for an adaptation of the holy grail of permit flies, Del Browns Merkin Crab. The Murica Merkin is perfect for many species. [...]

February 28, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Florida Keys, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Book Review: Chris Dombrowski writes a classic in “Body of Water”

Lounging like a lizard in the warmth of the morning beach sun in Hobe Sound, Florida, a lot of Dombroski’s sentences in Body of Water earned rereads and pauses. [...]

February 27, 2017 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Florida, Florida Keys, Fly Fishing, Slide

Reminder: This weekend, the last Fly Fishing Show – Lancaster, PA

Meet and greet the legends of fly fishing. They want to hear from you, so go ahead and ask that question that’s been on your mind for a while. [...]

February 27, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Reminder, Slide

Knots: Learning how to do it better is rewarding

Tying the perfection loop is easy, but "remembering" its critical steps takes a half dozen tries. Once mastered, it's just too easy to forget. [...]

February 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Sorry, gaining so little to lose so much is not Great Again

Being uninformed makes for bad decision making and unfortunately, deleting the Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule volunteers that mistake [...]

February 23, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Anatomy of a fish hook, the oft overlooked details

Hook comparison charts are confusing and inaccurate. The “hook” industry does not have standardization so conversion charts come up pretty lame [...]

February 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: Pleasanton, California Fly Fishing Show

Attending a Fly Fishing Show is to stay ahead of the curve - find out from friends and experts what's new, you might need and don't need [...]

February 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Reminder, Slide

Alabama makes an offer not to be refused

There are hundreds of "types' of crayfish. Trout, bass, and anything that swims in fresh water will aggressively pummel a crayfish of any nationality [...]

February 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Cuba – photos, sketches, people, bones, poons and permit

Cuba is the new goto fishery for bones, tarpon, and permit. Its pristine waters hold hungry flats animals and being alone with them is magical. [...]

February 16, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide