Bugger Buddy In 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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Florida Keys Outfitters
19 Jan 2015

South Florida Fly Shops: Fly-Fishing & Fly-Tying Supplies

Over the last 12 months, I have frequented Miami’s local fly shops (below). I wanted to share my observations on what each shop had to offer. Keeping things simple, I am using Excellent, Good, Fair, and Limited as a scale for rating their available in-store selection. In order from North

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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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Opal Charlies
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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Tailing Bonefish
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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Fly Tying Tools
18 Oct 2014

Fly-Tying Tools: Where Do You Start?

Yes, we all felt the same thing when debating how to get started in fly-tying. Standing in the fly shop and looking at the walls covered in fly-tying materials can be a bit overwhelming. Where do you start? As someone who just recently experienced this, I want to share my

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