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The captain asked, “Do you know how to swim that fly?”

I didn't read how important swimming a fly is. I watched good anglers. They are always focused on swimming their fly for any fish - pond to ocean. [...]

September 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Saltwater fly patterns without borders

There are lots of best flies lists. But the best fly for a specific species in a particular region of the world may be useless when called upon to perform in an away game [...]

February 7, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: The good old Gotcha

The Gotcha is one of the old shrimpy, "crustaciafied" standards that is tried and true and has never gone out of fashion. [...]

November 21, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Flats Fly

They land soft, sink a little bit and move well in the water to create a life like shrimpy critter. I don't go bonefishing without them in the box. I like olive, tan and pink. [...]

March 7, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Breaking News: “I have done all I can to save them from themselves…”

DIY Bahamian bonefishing is in for a big change. However, if you can afford a lodge price you are probably going to be good to go when the regs are formally imposed. [...]

April 26, 2016 Breaking News, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Advice: Go-to flats flies for bonefish and permit. Classics for a reason…

The Gotcha and the Crazy Charlie patterns are classics and ideal flies for new tiers because they require very basic materials and tying techniques [...]

July 9, 2015 Advice, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Profile: ‘I invented a fishing fly that made millions of dollars’

Charlie Smith said: "They took my fly back to the California and a version was made of it. I originally called it the “Nasty Charlie” but they changed it to "Crazy Charlie" [...]

April 29, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Profile, Slide