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Review: Fly rods off the beaten path

Bubba Smith wouldn't use Tiger Woods' driver because the flex at the club head and stiffness in the upper shaft would be different. And so it is with fly rods. My taste in rods and yours may be quite different, but [...]

October 26, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Palettes & Pixels: Mike Bainter, Artist, Graphic Designer, Innovator, Angler

Mike Bainter is not a painter, well at least not in the most traditional sense. Then what, you ask, is his medium? [...]

October 12, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature: The little engine that did. East Cape Canoe LLC

Much of the information about modern, technical flats boats has been provided by self-promoting boat builders and then presented to the boating community as factual truth by well-intentioned, but eager-to-please dealers and misinformed magazine editors. [...]

October 2, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Slide

Destination: St. Paul’s River for salmon in Quebec

The first time I was invited to fish the St. Paul's River on Quebec's famous North Shore I probably could not have told you much of anything about fishing for Atlantic salmon other than they pull hard and can be [...]

September 25, 2012 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Conservation: Update on Pebble Mine, EPA and hundreds of thousands of responsible people

The Pebble deposit is a massive storehouse of gold, copper and molybdemum, located in the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak Rivers, two of the eight major rivers that feed Bristol Bay. [...]

September 20, 2012 Conservation, FEATURE STORY

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

Destinations: DIY Bonefishing in The Bahamas?

You can do-it-yourself - catch a few bones on a DIY basis in The Bahamas, but realistically it's pretty tough to get a good ROI and it's very physically demanding. To be successful, you'll have to be a good angler [...]

May 23, 2012 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, RECENT