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Fly Tying with Drew Chicone: Cocaine Crustacean

Smaller permit eat the Cocaine Crustacean. Tie it with heavier eyes for the deeper water (3- to 8-feet) and on size 4 hooks. In Belize, Bonefish flies need weed guards [...]

April 10, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Fishing Show: March Low Country Fly Fishing Expo

The Low Country Fly Fishing Expo served platoon of 70 plus fly angling enthusiasts to learn, relearn or refresh themselves with the very core matters of fly angling [...]

April 1, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing Show, Slide

At The Vice With Drew Chicone: Mangrove Deceiver

When I asked Capt. Baily about developing his own patterns, he simply said, "I don't... I stick with what works, and that's a Deceiver and Seaducer." [...]

March 26, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Tying: How to tie with FlyMen Articulated Shank

Being a Division III tyer, I wasn’t quite sure how to incorporate the articulated shank into the pattern I envisioned, a dark brown leech pattern. [...]

March 16, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Advice: Best way to start fly fishing and continually improve

MN guide Mark Reisetter said: "I think there’s an aura of difficulty about fly-fishing and casting that’s exaggerated and keeps people from doing it. That shouldn’t be the case." [...]

March 16, 2015 Advice, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature: Catfish are the “cat’s meow”

He’d produce six more cats before I landed a nice 8-pounder that slurped a self-tied #2 black muddler minnow that hung from an 8-weight rigged with a sinking head. [...]

March 6, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise With Drew Chicone: Joe Mahler’s Straw Boss

Looking for a little more sink and length than the Wounded Minnow provides, I began to experiment with buck tail and then decided to try it with the hair only on the top [...]

March 5, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise With Drew Chicone: The Pomp-adore Shrimp

Fly patterns that mimic crustaceans, shrimps, crabs, worms and baitfish are all popular with any opportunistic flats or shallow water feeders. [...]

February 6, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At the Vise with Drew Chicone: Tying the Tampa Bay Redfish Fly

The Tampa Bay Redfish Fly is easy to tie and can be modified on the water to sink faster for deep grass. This shiny and effective redfish bug works great in darker stained water. [...]

January 8, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Series: Important Women In the History of Fly Fishing – Helen Shaw

In 1963, Shaw’s first book was published, containing black-and-white images of Shaw tying flies step by step. It was one of the first fly-tying books written by a woman. [...]

January 7, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Important Women In The History Of Fly Fishing, Slide