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Tips and Tactics: Making the inlet

Approaching and navigating inlets from the sea has dangers - life threatening sometimes. An FLM original by Skip Clement. [...]

January 23, 2013 FEATURE STORY, RECENT, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Slide, Spot, Tips & Tactics

Boat Management: Part One

By Grant Gisondo   Not everyone can have the boat of their dreams, but that’s OK. With some basic items your current boat or next boat can be an excellent tool for offshore fly fishing. Rigging Rigging your new or [...]

December 26, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature: Spinner Sharks, and a Little History About Sharks and Flies

Who you need to know when it comes to fly fishing for spinner sharks and why red/orange flies work. [...]

December 18, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: Articulated mullet fly

Fall brings the annual mullet run up the east coast of Florida. Try this new articulated pattern for some fun. With a stinger in the tail it’s hard to get bitten short. [...]

October 31, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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