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May the knots be with you

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

June 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The trouble with fishing vests, a saltwater angler butts in

The more spartan we are about the accouterments we stuff into our fishing vest, the easier it is to find what we want when we want it while also reducing weight. [...]

June 19, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Can you remember how you learned to cast?

Kathleen Luppi: "But I remain stuck on this idea of standing, waiting, wading, catching and tossing back. Seems like a lot of wasted time." [...]

June 6, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The 10 Carp Commandments

Many anglers make just a few small mistakes and these mistakes cost anglers fish time and time again. [...]

May 31, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

PFDs could comfortably save your life

The most common post-death comment by a survivor of a boating accident is, “We were just going out for a little while, and we were going to stay near shore.” [...]

May 8, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature: Part 2 of 3 – Andy Mill on “Feeding the Animal”

Andy Mill knows as much about tarpon catching as anyone dead or alive. Read the second segment of this most important chapter from his book. [...]

April 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tippet rings and tapered leaders, the “Odd Coupling”

Tippet rings and tapered leaders can just about master any fly fishing scenario. One trick is to repackage already tied up tapered leaders with the rings. [...]

April 23, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature: Part 1 of 3 – Andy Mill on “Feeding the Animal”

If you've a passion for tarpon, we can promise you that you'll take away from this single chapter enough to make you a better tarpon angler. [...]

April 19, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Cobia: an oft overlooked fly rod quarry

Cobia use just about the same ambush hangouts as tripletail, but their ploys are entirely dissimilar and the fight vastly different. [...]

April 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

“These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ . . .”  Choosing the right wading boots

Wading boots worn with or without waders are as crucial to your comfort and safety as polarized glasses. Skimping on either is quintessential profligacy [...]

March 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics