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Tips & Tactics: Late summer redfish angling advice has legs

The coastal marsh waters of Northeast FL and Southeastern GA produce redfish opportunities that are unique. Connect with SWFT in St. Augustine and get up to speed in minutes [...]

August 8, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Twang a rubber band and fish that dry some more

As you will see in this video, a few seconds with a rubber band can "twang” your drowning dry fly back to a life of buoyancy. [...]

August 3, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Tips and Tactics: Fishing for the perfect photo

We anglers love our photos, whether we want proof we actually did catch that big trophy trout, a nostalgic reminder, or just bragging rights. [...]

July 7, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Uncategorized

Tip & Tactics: Catching the wary Trachinotus Falcatus on the flats

While catching a permit in any habitat is a real thrill, it’s like having touched the Holy Grail to catch a permit on a fly on a flat. [...]

June 28, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature Story: Leaders – can you teach and old dog new tricks?

Knotless tapered leaders are made for average everything, average casting distance and average size flies. However, that’s not the real world, and a little adjusting makes all the difference [...]

June 24, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: FREE your single handed 9-footer from WF bondage

Putting away a single handed rod (SHR) and buying another $800 rod so you can spey cast is no longer necessary. Try less than a $100 for lines and you're in spey-ville, ready to improve your casts, fishing and [...]

June 9, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature Story: Start carping, they’re playing in water near you

Carp spend an inordinate amount of time foraging and seem to be perpetually hungry. Carp are not the selective feeders that some would have you believe. [...]

June 7, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Single fly nymphing is easier than you may think

Nymphing has been around for quite a while. It has enjoyed a recent surge of both employment and new names: bobbing, European nymphing, dropper nymphing and a few more. It is not complicated [...]

May 27, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Fishing the salt? Always have several crab patterns in the fly vault

Swimming crabs live on soft bottom flats, sargassum, seagrass beds, coral outcroppings and coral reefs. Mud crabs are salt marsh and marl dwellers. If there are crabs wherever you find yourself fishing, match the coloration and size, ad you will [...]

May 24, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: All about weed guards and when to tie them

Tying on weed guards can be a bit tricky [...]

May 17, 2016 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Spot, Tips & Tactics, Videos