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Knots: The importance of being earnest about them

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

November 6, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

What’s in a name, Euro nymphing and techniques

European Nymphing, in all of its forms, emphasizes line control - short distance fishing, and quick sinking flies that allow the angler to detect the subtlest of strikes [...]

October 13, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Why are shark flies orange or orange?

Shark fishing, catch and release, has been popular in South Florida for decades. Spinner sharks along the Atlantic coast of South Florida are winter regulars [...]

May 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Of Interest: The Duncan Loop as tied by the originator

Many knots, especially fishing knots, get renamed by error, but adding one more (sometimes useless) turn, return or step does not qualify to rename. It happens! [...]

September 23, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: If there is a terrestrial ribeye, it might be a cricket

Late summer and early fall are a great time for terrestrials. Ants the easiest to tie and deadly, but never leave home without a cricket. This one by Tim Flagler "catches." [...]

September 20, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

News: FWC supports Biscayne National Park’s management plan

Critics bemoan the steady increased laws and regulations [...]

November 25, 2013 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Feature: If you had only ONE fly . . .

Stuck on a deserted island... what fly would you want to throw if you only had one pattern? Captain Grant Gisondo's musings on the subject... [...]

August 15, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Spot

Profile: Norman Duncan, fishing guide, inventor, engineer, progressive thinker, writer, chef and conservationist

I remember fishing off Key Biscayne before they built the bridge, and in the bay, we caught snapper, trout and mackerel... [...]

June 25, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Profile, Slide, Spot

Tip & Tactics: Catching the Rachycentridae, rachycentron, canadum on a fly

To some extent, cobia use just about the same ambush hangouts as tripletail [...]

May 31, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Spot

Feature: Spinner Sharks, and a Little History About Sharks and Flies

Who you need to know when it comes to fly fishing for spinner sharks and why red/orange flies work. [...]

December 18, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Tips & Tactics