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Trending in the fly shop near you

No matter the current trend in fly rods, your local fly shop is the best resource. There, you can cast rods and get an authoritative opinion. A local guide is another good source [...]

September 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Ozark legend, Davy Wooton, has a border crossing hit-man fly

Although Wooton's Shad Fly had a parochial origin, Missouri/Ozarks, it can travel to where you live and out-catch your best tie for carp, snook, reds, bass and, of course, shad [...]

April 4, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, 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

Reminder: 2016 WNC Fly Fishing Expo December 2 & 3

If you have been, you will be there again this year. If you have never been, you need to go this year. Folks just like you will be there. Go, you'll never regret it [...]

November 28, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Reminder, Slide

Feature Story: Crayfish are aquatic catnip, tie one on

The body of the crayfish is covered by a two-part exoskeleton made of chitin. Chitin has a high % of calcium, fingernail-like. For a crayfish to grow, it must shed its exoskeleton and then re-grow a new and larger one [...]

August 17, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Profile: Henry Cowen, Georgia, and carpin’ on his mind

Fly fishing for carp has long past new rage animal to cast to, but there are still many pages to be learned about this fish that is more like a redfish than bonefish [...]

July 19, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Profile, Slide

Tips & Tactics: It is the lowly worm that catches the bass

Learning is subtle. A worm fell on my sleeve. I popped it into the water. BAM, a rainbow trout devoured it in drift about 15-feet from where I stood. The very effective San Juan Worm has been around for decades. [...]

March 31, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Vimeo: The Dumb Bunny fly – sometimes the simple ties are best…

The Dumb Bunny looks like a bait fish, swims like one, is easy to jig, and the hook orientation (hook point up) make it fairly “weedless.” [...]

December 11, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature Story: They are small, but on a 2-weight and 7X, bluegills rule

Panfish are in thee large sunfish family of spiny-rayed predators such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, and five other Southern bass species. [...]

November 25, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature Story: Don’t thumb your nose at ‘worm’ patterns

A day full of catches - multiple bream and small bass fighting for every morsel pitched at them. The patterns were worms tied on 12’s and 16’s - worked best [...]

September 16, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide