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Fly Tying: Don Reed on a surf fly and Bob Clouser’s new snook fly

Snook feeding in the surf are pinching bait against the beach and are along with jacks, ladyfish, and any other bait feeding predators, are blasting through the pods indiscriminately. Any bright flashy fly of the right proportions in the fray [...]

August 24, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Paying attention to details

It was a beautiful Wednesday morning in the last week of July. I was gently drifting north in 100-feet of water off the Breakers in Palm Beach, Forida in my 28-foot M ‘Ocean Grant’d console. I came prepared with a [...]

August 13, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Palettes & Pixels: Scott Donaghe

We profiled artist Scott Donaghe in our March, 2012 issue of Fly Life Magazine, but have not gotten around to transferring all the archived issues to the new WordPress format. His popularity with readers prompted us to repeat Scott's interveiw [...]

July 30, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: How fish use sight and sound

Many anglers make assumptions about what fish see and hear, and many of these assumptions are wrong. I’ve been told, for example, in no uncertain terms, that fish can’t see color. This is not true. [...]

July 30, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Work those weeds and work ‘em right

At 5:00 o'clock in the morning on a Saturday in July, 2012, I start M’Ocean Grant’d, my 28-foot center console. I hear her engines running in sync so I undue the lines and I'm off. The sun is just peaking [...]

July 16, 2012 Destinations, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: The Green Hornet Tarpon Fly

The Green Hornet Tarpon Fly was designed to take laid up tarpon in the Lower Keys. The fly has just the right amount of motion between strips to keep the fish’s attention and enough flash to attract, but not spook [...]

May 19, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, RECENT

Feature: The (Shrinking) Giant Tarpon Fly

If you fish for giant tarpon on fly in the Florida Keys, do you find that the fish seem to get a little smarter and a little tougher to feed every year? Do you find that a fly that worked [...]

May 17, 2012 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, Flies, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: The Albert Godart Casting Method

We’ve all been down this road; whacking ourselves in the head and back with a fly when it’s windy and especially when we’re using weighted flies. Slow to learn, I finally decided enough was enough. One day, more than a [...]

April 28, 2012 RECENT, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Kings of the South

In Southeast Florida, there's something about a spring morning that fisherman just love. The cold fronts have passed, the wind has settled and the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida turns from cobalt blue to turquoise. Spring and summer for some [...]

April 28, 2012 Destinations, Flies, RECENT, Tips & Tactics