Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Joe Mahler" Tag

Leave wiggling to politicians and balanced to your diet

With reel and rod balance most forget that when fishing and during pickups there is a lot of fly line off the reel. Think big fish and over 9-foot long rods [...]

March 6, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Industry shouts & murmurs 

This week’s Industry shouts & murmurs looks at Norway, portable propulsion, jellyfish, climate change, fly fishing DC, and marshes and wetlands [...]

February 15, 2018 FEATURE STORY, News, 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: Finally, a way to walk-in fly fish and be ready to cast in seconds

This is a great tip for walk-in fly casting, saltwater flats or other venues that are wade or walk-in. It is one of the best saltwater fly fishing tips we have seen a many years. [...]

January 25, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Advice: Understanding fly lines for two handed rods

Novice casters should err towards the upper end of the grain range for Skagit heads and towards the lower end for Scandi heads. [...]

August 24, 2015 Advice, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature Story: Longer, more accurate casts with the Mahler Method

One exercise that I use frequently is to have the students close their eyes and cast. In most instances, there is no difference between the eyes open and the eyes closed cast. [...]

August 13, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Fishing School: Earn a post-grad degree at Strip Strike University

The SSU campus for 2016 will be at the famed Abaco Lodge in the prized destination of the Bahamas. Each of two ‘semesters’ willl be a week long. [...]

May 26, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing School, 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

Tips & Tactics: Wanna be a better fly caster, now?

Joe Mahler has an interesting point regarding finger versus thumb. If you were asked to feel the finish of a fly rod, what digit/s would you use? [...]

February 18, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Do you really need a stripping basket?

Joe Mahler, who has contributed to Fly Life, is a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor, Florida casting champion, author and illustrator [...]

July 8, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos