Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "panfish" Tag

Sunfish? You don’t know what you’re missing

Ditch rip lips - embrace the ceremony of fly fishing to arouse the passion of greater reverberations within yourself - Thomas McGuane (paraphrased) [...]

April 10, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Crappie on the fly

Lily pads, dollar pads, branches of fallen trees, cypress knees and boat docks are favorite haunts of crappie looking to deposit their eggs. [...]

February 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Book Review: Fly fishing for crappie, the game fish for all seasons

With the possible exception of Dave Whitlock, Terry and Roxanne Wilson probably know more about "panfish" than anyone who ever dangled a worm or cast a fly [...]

July 11, 2016 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Tying: Grey Hackle Peacock works everywhere

The straight forward, easy to tie Gray Hackle Peacock, along with it's counterpart, the Brown Hackle Peacock, is as good at taking brim as it is at taking trout. [...]

January 13, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Of Interest: Artist, James Prosek, resumes an obsession with the fish of his youth

One could say that they are the ultimate ambassadors from a mysterious netherworld—a liaison between above and below the reflective water’s surface. [...]

December 14, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Feature Story: They are small, but on a 2-weight and 7X, bluegills rule

Panfish are in thee large sunfish family of spiny-rayed predators such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, and five other Southern bass species. [...]

November 25, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide