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Making lemonade in Exuma

Once Abbie and I got over our astonishment, we shared a laugh and a cold Kalik and toasted my new bonefishing partner for his amazing work on the flats of Great Exuma. [...]

July 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The backstory on switch rods

Using two hands to overhand cast was especially appealing to anglers requiring repetitive long distance deliveries typical of search casting for large game fish. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Looks can be deceiving in Casual Dress

Ernest “Polly” Rosborough's uniqueness in tying was, in the case of Casual Dress, creating flies that mimicked a lot of different things. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly fishing statistics about you

About 20 years ago, women were single digit participants in fly fishing. Today they represent the fastest growing segment of fly angling. [...]

July 19, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Wooly Bugger: The most famous fly of all time?

Someone once said that the Woolly Bugger should be banned from some watersheds. Its effectiveness is that it looks like so many aquatic offerings. [...]

July 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

This landowner will surprise you

The Corps of Engineers is our mainstream dam manager. They are good at it, but not always friendly in matters of cooperation or responsiveness. [...]

July 18, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Strangled rivers, no salmon and no shad

We reduced fish runs through pollution and overfishing, but no action has caused as much damage as the construction of barriers along fish migratory routes [...]

July 18, 2017 RECENT, Slide

An easier way – using two vises

If you're looking for an easier, faster way to tie an articulated fly - try using two vises. You can connect the hooks via braided line, mono or wire [...]

July 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Leeches catch more fish

Fly tying leeches does not get any easier except maybe for a worm pattern. Better, tie an articulated leech pattern on a tube - it will swim perfectly [...]

July 17, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Cheap saltwater fly reels that work

What you want to look for in a reel is a smooth drag, decent rate of line retrieval, durable finish, comfortable handle design, easy drag adjustment, and a warranty. [...]

July 14, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide