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Simple, know crabs to catch bones

For many, the bonefish is the ultimate flats game fish. Its dwindling habitats are the direct result of overdevelopment and irresponsible governance [...]

June 29, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Another killer, easy to tie mop fly that “catches”

To tie mop flies by the box full, go to Wall Mart's car cleaning accessories section and get a hundred year supply of mop noodles for under $10 [...]

March 9, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Industry News: Oyster Creek Outfitters’ grand opening celebration set for August 20

If you are near St Augustine, Florida on Saturday, August 20 - day-long festivities will feature demonstrations, fly-casting, fly tying and a cookout. You're invited! [...]

August 15, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Industry News, News, Slide

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

Profile: The mercurial rise of Northeast FL and South GA’s best fly shop

We buy everything from tippets to trip information at fly shops. Today, Brick & Mortar retail operations are under siege, but having a strong online presence helps ameliorate that [...]

July 22, 2016 Profile, RECENT, Slide

Feature Story: What is it about fly fishing that is so difficult? Or is it?

Taylor’s teaching progression is a good pre-flight checklist for beginners. Use it to teach your son, daughter, niece, nephew , the kid next door or at a summer camp [...]

October 26, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Fly Tying: More about the fly fishing hook that is not lowly at all

Fly tying is seductive. Catch one fish on a fly you tied and you are all in forever. The added value to tying is improving your dexterity as well as leaving the turbulence of the day well behind you. Tying [...]

October 15, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Book Review: “Redfish Flies” by Drew Chicone

A few days ago, after being skunked by redfish tailers, I went to the bench with Drew’s Redfish Flies book and splayed it open to Pine Island Ice Tea. [...]

November 10, 2014 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Tying: If it eats crabs, it will eat the CCT Permit Fly

The CCT BodyFiber makes the fly, made by Cascade Crest Tools, you simply wrap the fly, tie it off and trim. Be sure to use sufficient cement to secure the material to the shank [...]

September 10, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Tie the Crazy Charlie, a fly with a long history

Charlie Smith, now 78, was the first Bahamian to own a bone fishing lodge. It was called Charlie’s Haven, it was on the water’s edge in Behring Point, Andros. [...]

August 14, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide