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Review: 97 Miles South

The only person missing in Phil’s intriguing descriptions of Cuba is Hemingway and Santiago, but he did meet 102 year old Gregorio Fuentes, Ernest's captain. [...]

December 31, 2012 RECENT, Spot

Winner of Rise Rod giveaway announced

Congratulations to our winner, Joshua Perkins, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is the proud new owner of the Rise Level Series fly rod in line weight of his choice. [...]

December 4, 2012 News, RECENT, Slide, Spot

Review: Capt. Derr’s 2012 Wish List for Santa

Wondering what to put on your wish list this year? Here are a some great pieces of gear that caught my eye this year. [...]

November 26, 2012 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Spot, Uncategorized

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

Review: How To Get Started In Fly Fishing Without Going Broke, Crazy, Or To Patagonia

by Frederic Thorner With humor, simple illustrations and practical know-how, Thorner cuts through much of the nomenclature and mystique behind this oft misunderstood sport. He leaves few stones unturned in this great introduction to the sport and covers everything from [...]

October 24, 2012 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Spot, Uncategorized

Review: TrueFlies Captiva Air-Lite Pants

We recently put in some long days on the water wearing these pants and were impressed with their style, functionality, durability and design. Nice wide belt loops allow for wide mesh belt and pliers, unlike pants with integrated belt design. [...]

October 17, 2012 RECENT, Spot, Uncategorized

Review: Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park: An Insider’s Guide to the 50 Best Places

Soon to be gracing the shelves of your local fly shop is, New York Times writer, Nate Schweber's Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park: An Insider's Guide to the 50 Best Places (Stackpole Books, $19.95). [...]

July 26, 2012 RECENT

Review: Products That Will Help You Pole Your Skiff

These days there are so many types of flats boat accoutrements on the market that it can be difficult to know what you need and what you do not. It basically comes down to making the boat move forward quietly [...]

June 15, 2012 RECENT, Skiffs & Bay Boats

Video: Riding High – a season on the fly

We've all seen the hundreds of tries at good ole boy fishing and fly fishing vids. Most are as constipated as the foreign speaking soaps that clog South Florida's cable TV monopoly. However, sometimes somebody knows what they're doing and [...]

June 11, 2012 Destinations, RECENT, Videos

Feature: What’s in your quiver? The advent of the $800 fly rod.

The cost of fly rods from the big hitters has risen dramatically. The initiate of getting to the $800 range was spawned many years ago by ORVIS. They offered a 25 year warranty - if the dog eats it we’ll [...]

March 3, 2011 FEATURE STORY