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Tips & Tactics: Why am I not catching fish?

I was sitting on the second floor of a private home in Key West. My tying vise was in front of me, a cold drink on my right and a halfway smoked cigar barely burning on the left. [...]

October 20, 2012 RECENT, Spot, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Choosing a flyline in the modern world

Every so often, someone comes into the store and says: “I need a flyline“ - as if that statement alone is a qualifier and enough information for me to go on. And as soon as I ask for any details, [...]

September 10, 2012 RECENT, Spot, Tips & Tactics

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

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

Tips & Tactics: Kayak fly fishing for redfish, poling flooding flats at nightfall

Thanks to the north east winds we had some unscheduled flood tides the weekend I decided to fish. fathers Day, 2012. I could see that the evening high tide would flood one of my favorite spots, but it would be [...]

July 23, 2012 RECENT, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Work those weeds and work ‘em right

At 5:00 o'clock in the morning on a Saturday in July, 2012, I start M’Ocean Grant’d, my 28-foot center console. I hear her engines running in sync so I undue the lines and I'm off. The sun is just peaking [...]

July 16, 2012 Destinations, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Choosing a Saltwater Fly Line

Before I worked at the Fly Shop of Ft. Lauderdale, I'd traveled the world angling for everything from grayling to salmon to sailfish and peacocks on a fly - and pretty much thought I knew a lot, and I [...]

April 29, 2012 RECENT, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: The Albert Godart Casting Method

We’ve all been down this road; whacking ourselves in the head and back with a fly when it’s windy and especially when we’re using weighted flies. Slow to learn, I finally decided enough was enough. One day, more than a [...]

April 28, 2012 RECENT, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Kings of the South

In Southeast Florida, there's something about a spring morning that fisherman just love. The cold fronts have passed, the wind has settled and the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida turns from cobalt blue to turquoise. Spring and summer for some [...]

April 28, 2012 Destinations, Flies, RECENT, Tips & Tactics

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