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Simms' Solar Sombrero
15 Mar 2015

Sun Hats: Simms’ Solar Sombrero

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 fly-fishing shop isn’t going demonstrate

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Fly-Tying Classes
09 Mar 2015

Fly-Tying Classes

Come spend some time with Fly Mastery and tie some creative fly patterns for your next fly-fishing trip! Our classes set aside time for learning new techniques, sharing design creativity, and telling fish stories over a good cup of coffee. We welcome kids of all ages and would gladly bring

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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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Free Fly Giveaway for March
01 Mar 2015

2015 Monthly Fly Giveaway for March!

Subscribe to our Newsletter and be eligible to win each month! Monthly, we give away free flies to those currently subscribed to our Newsletter! A winner is chosen each month at random from our subscription base. Each winner is announced on or before the seventh (7th) day following each Promotion

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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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Free Fly Giveaway for February
06 Feb 2015

2015 Monthly Fly Giveaway for February!

Subscribe to our Newsletter and be eligible to win each month! Monthly, we give away free flies to those currently subscribed to our Newsletter! A winner is chosen each month at random from our subscription base. Each winner is announced on or before the seventh (7th) day following each Promotion

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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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Leather Jack on Fly
18 Jan 2015

Super-Light Weight Fly-Fishing in the Florida Keys

Saltwater fly-fishing typically demands a heavier rig, specifically the elements, as they throw everything at you in a moment’s notice. Some say the size of the fish demand the heavy weight gear. This is true, only if you are aiming to pick up larger fish, targeting a specific area, using

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