Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Don Reed" Tag

Fly Tying: Tie the Crazy Charlie, a fly with a long history

Charlie Smith, now 78, was the first Bahamian to own a bone fishing lodge. It was called Charlie’s Haven, it was on the water’s edge in Behring Point, Andros. [...]

August 14, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Don Reed – Crazy Charlie history and recipe

You have to take the two Prime Ministers fishing... so I went to the drawing board and invented the Crazy Charlie Fly... [...]

January 28, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Industry News: Reed’s Saltwater Fly Tyers.com set to go viral

Saltwater Flytyers.com readies for CYBER Monday [...]

December 1, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Industry News, Slide

A Remembrance: Billy Pate

Billy Pate was a person who lived fly fishing so intensely that it is hard to imagine. He will never be forgotten in this tight knit community. [...]

March 19, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Profile, Slide, Spot

Fly Tying: Articulated mullet fly

Fall brings the annual mullet run up the east coast of Florida. Try this new articulated pattern for some fun. With a stinger in the tail it’s hard to get bitten short. [...]

October 31, 2012 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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