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The captain asked, “Do you know how to swim that fly?”

I didn't read how important swimming a fly is. I watched good anglers. They are always focused on swimming their fly for any fish - pond to ocean. [...]

September 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

McGuane, “Fish are suspicious of perfect imitations . . .”

"One holds up the fly and thinks both like a fish and a fisherman, and perhaps as a species of prey, all at once; though maybe it is not thinking." - McGuane [...]

April 13, 2018 RECENT, Slide

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

Photography: Is there a camera for my remedial skill level and rugged lifestyle?

Nikon COOLPIX AW130 Waterproof Digital Camera with Built-In Wi-Fi is the perfect match for my remedial photography skills and intermediate tech awareness. [...]

November 14, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Taking Pictures

Industry News: Bill Curtis – A Remarkable Life

Yes, a remarkable life, always going out of his way to help someone. Bill Curtis was a WWII veteran from a small town in OK. There he learned to fly fish on a $3 store bought bamboo fly rod [...]

October 31, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Industry News, Slide

Feature Story: It’s on! …when the largemouth bass spawn

The biggest poppers and sliders will catch the biggest fish and reduce the number of strikes from the smaller ones, but everything will eat the smaller flies and they are a lot easier to cast [...]

March 27, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature Story: What to expect when bonefishing on Andros

I’ve been to Andros a half-dozen times over the last 10 years and I usually start planning my next trip on the plane ride home. [...]

August 28, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Review: Skip’s 2012 Wish List for Santa

Jorge Martinez is a prize winning artist, qualified angler and part time assistant to David Olson (Managing Partner of The Fly Shop of Miami)hand paints these fly boxes (one additional style available - bonefish with permit) for $50.00 on [...]

December 5, 2012 RECENT, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Slide, Spot