You Are Not Ready for Bonefish

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By Jason Tucker “Jason, give me a cast, tight to the mangroves, forty feet.” This from my guide, Harlon, who is working his ass off poling the skiff in a howling wind and stiff current while I stand on the bow staring holes into the water. “Three o’clock,...



Sunday Classic / Spring Bass Tactics for Southern Appalachian Lakes

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SPRING BASS FISHING TACTICS FOR FLY ANGLERS INTERESTED IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN RESERVOIRS. There’s tons of lakes readily available for fly fisherman to catch bass throughout the Southern Appalachian region. Unfortunately, these lakes aren’t your two-acre farm pond in your backyard or subdivision that you grew...



Saturday Shoutout / Vive Libre

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I have always thought a lot of Perk Perkins. For some time I have had a casual email relationship with Orvis CEO Perk Perkins. It started when he sent me an email about a product review I wrote. He simply reached out to say thanks. That’s...



Build Your Own Fly Rod: DIY Video 4

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It’s rod building time with Matt Draft of Proof Fly Fishing. In this installment, video 4, Matt will cover wrapping the ferrules, stripping guide and hook keeper. In addition to the basics Matt will share some pro tips for the trickier steps in the process. Our...



The Demon Midge

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Complex patterns are sometimes needed for success on the water. At other times, ingenious simplicity wins the day. The latter is true for one of Matt McCannel’s most recent creations, the Demon Midge. Matt’s motivation for the Demon Midge was to create a...