Patagonia Fly-Fishing Dry Pack
14 May 2015

Gear Up: Top 15 Tools for the Fly-Fishing Gear Bag

When heading out to fish minutes, miles, or days away, forgetting your gear bag would be catastrophic. For that matter, forgetting any single item may be catastrophic. Ever been in a remote location with straight blistering sun and forget your sunscreen? How about tucked into the Everglades, hours away from

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Simms' Solar Sombrero
15 Mar 2015

Sun Hats: Simms’ Solar Sombrero

WIDE BRIMMED UPF SUN HATS Over this last year, I’ve been in the market for a sun-hat. As typically done when looking for new gear, I start my research with on-line reviews and trips to local shops for a little hands-on assessment. Problem is, playing with it in the local

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Murray's Backcountry Baitfish: Grey
02 Mar 2015

Flies by Joe Murray

I first connected with Joe Murray over Twitter earlier this month. After exchanging a few fly-tying ideas, he shared with me an image of a unique baitfish fly he tied recently. Joe indicated the baitfish design was an original concept and very effective in South Florida. Fascinated with the fly’s

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Bugger Buddy: Olive
09 Feb 2015

Southern Boys Flies

Pete Colding of Southern Boys Flies was advertising “flies made to order” just the other day. Not only did his line of flies show some creativity, but his pricing was the most competitive I’ve seen. In an effort to show some of this creativity with our readers, I requested he

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Surgeon's Knot with Monofilament
20 Dec 2014

Fly-Fishing Knots: Rigging Your Rod & Reel

Many resources are available on the net these days, all advising which knots are best for rigging a fly-line and leader. A majority of these knots have a similar breaking strength, especially when you look at all the loose variables in tying them. For example, how many wraps were used,

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Crazy Charlies: Opal
30 Nov 2014

Orvis Fly Tying Guide, Tom Rosenbauer

If you are looking for a comprehensive book on tying flies, you found it! The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide includes detailed steps from start to finish on how to tie flies for all the basic patterns. Fresh and saltwater flies are covered, beginning and advanced techniques are covered, and detailed photography

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Circling Bonefish
21 Nov 2014

1001 Fly Fishing Tips

1001 Fly-Fishing Tips is a one-of-a-kind collection of practical advice from over twenty-five of the world’s most renown fly-fishing experts. This book includes 1,001 of the best fly-fishing tips compiled by the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine. It covers essentials from trout to tarpon, such as: casting with

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Simm's Stone Cold LS Shirts
17 Nov 2014

Simms’ Stone Cold LS Shirts

A few weeks ago, I picked up one of these Stone Cold LS Shirts from Simms . The store owner suggested I try it on and get a feel for how cool the shirts feels. To my surprise, the material really felt cool. I’m not really sure whether it’s the

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Bonefish Special: Upgraded
12 Nov 2014

Fly-Fishing for Bonefish, Chico Fernandez

Fly-Fishing for Bonefish covers the biology of Bonefish, what they eat, and how tide influences fishing. A section of the book dedicated to fly-fishing gear describes specific flies, lines, rods, reels, and more. Special attention is given to configuring the optimal leaders and how to rig your tackle to deliver

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Fly Tying Materials
22 Oct 2014

Fly Tying Materials: Where Do You Start?

It is a bit overwhelming, standing in the fly shop and looking at the walls covered in fly tying materials with endless colors. Where do you start? As someone who just recently experienced this, I want to share my solutions and offer a way to make sense of it all.

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