Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Chico Fernandez" Tag

It’s not the uni-knot, it’s the Duncan Loop

There is no controversy regarding the Duncan Loop being the correct name of the loop knot that has universal relevance in fly fishing circles. [...]

June 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Florida, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing History Makers, Slide

Destinations: Redfish hot spots from Texas to Virginia

Learn where some of the best redfish spots in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Atlantic coast are found and when to be there. [...]

January 31, 2018 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Why are shark flies orange or orange?

Shark fishing, catch and release, has been popular in South Florida for decades. Spinner sharks along the Atlantic coast of South Florida are winter regulars [...]

May 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry News: 18th Annual IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame

The world is our fishery and the 2016 Class of IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees represents us all. This year's esteemed group of anglers is interesting and diverse. [...]

September 15, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Industry News, Slide

Tip & Tactics: Catching the wary Trachinotus Falcatus on the flats

While catching a permit in any habitat is a real thrill, it’s like having touched the Holy Grail to catch a permit on a fly on a flat. [...]

June 28, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: We live in a kayak world, but the canoe gets the nod here

A canoe might be worth a revisit if you only have angling on your mind. Think access, fishing from a higher perch, hauling more gear with no draft penalty, and easy in and out. [...]

May 13, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Tips & Tactics: More about spring runoff, high water and the need for a short game

The best techniques for nymphing are simple. A two fly rig has a near the bottom nymph and the dropper 16-to 18-inches above that to catch trout targeting emergers. [...]

February 8, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Vimeo: The AMFF’s legends of fly fishing saltwater

Legends are seldom so, but in this Vimeo by The American Museum of Fly Fishing, they got it pretty much correct with regard to legendary fly fishers of the salt marshes, flats and blue water [...]

December 1, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: Hone ‘presentation’ skills on redfish and improve all ’round

“Your first presentation of a fly to a red in any profile of feeding or cruising has to be right on the money, and that gives you an 85% chance of getting an eat . . . " [...]

October 16, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Profile: Orlo Dietrich on legend Flip Pallott

Flip's philosophical nature has earned recognition far beyond fly fishing’s core community. For many he is not just a fly fisherman, he is what a fly fisherman should be [...]

April 7, 2015 Profile, RECENT, Slide