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Opinion: The importance of being hook earnest

The hookup percentage was slightly better with J hooks, but J hooks were more prone to being short stuck or thrown. [...]

September 5, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: Buy a new pair, sharpening is a waste of time

Fly tying with less than two decent pairs of scissors, plus one cheap throw away pair, is asking for problems. Scissors are not afterthought tying items [...]

December 6, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Profile: The mercurial rise of Northeast FL and South GA’s best fly shop

We buy everything from tippets to trip information at fly shops. Today, Brick & Mortar retail operations are under siege, but having a strong online presence helps ameliorate that [...]

July 22, 2016 Profile, RECENT, Slide

Industry News: Wanda Taylor headlines inaugural museum Hall of Fame

Accessing the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, Cherokee, North Carolina is a commitment to the mountains, rafting, fly fishing, hiking, and good food [...]

July 12, 2016 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Feature Story: What is it about fly fishing that is so difficult? Or is it?

Taylor’s teaching progression is a good pre-flight checklist for beginners. Use it to teach your son, daughter, niece, nephew , the kid next door or at a summer camp [...]

October 26, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Fly Fishing School: Saltwater Fly Tyers and Wanda Taylor at The Fish Camp

Recently, November 7-8, 2014, I invited myself to my friend Don Reed’s (Saltwater Fly Tyers) casting and fly fishing clinic featuring Wanda Taylor. [...]

November 26, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing School, Slide

Book Review: “Redfish Flies” by Drew Chicone

A few days ago, after being skunked by redfish tailers, I went to the bench with Drew’s Redfish Flies book and splayed it open to Pine Island Ice Tea. [...]

November 10, 2014 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Profile: Five minutes with Wanda Taylor and you’ve known her for years

It has turned out that I love teaching, getting involved with mentoring women, kids, vets and all sorts of wonderfully time consuming projects. [...]

October 27, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Podcast, Slide

Women Anglers: Ladies only fly fishing seminar is filling up fast

Deep Creek is situated in the heart of the magnificent grass flats of Northeast Florida. The panoramic views from the landing are classic Old Florida cypress and pine hammocks with abundant wildlife [...]

October 20, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Women Anglers

Fly Tying: Tie the Crazy Charlie, a fly with a long history

Charlie Smith, now 78, was the first Bahamian to own a bone fishing lodge. It was called Charlie’s Haven, it was on the water’s edge in Behring Point, Andros. [...]

August 14, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide