Higa’s S.O.S Baetis

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By Bob Reece It’s about time for baetis. As we move into the months of fall, water temperatures begin to drop along with the activity of insect life. While the larger mayfly moments of summer are gone, the always important baetis remain. Nymphing success during...



Fight Big Fish with the Butt Section of the Fly Rod Not the Tip

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If you fly fish long enough and pay your dues, it's just a matter of time until you hook into a giant fish and experience defeat. I've always loved the saying, "It's always the big ones that get away", like it provides anglers a viable...



Steelhead, Karma and the Art of Showing Up

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I know of no more mystifying fish than the steelhead. Everything about anadromous steelhead is a mystery. An esoteric exercise in chaos theory beginning with an inexplicable choice to swim to the ocean and ending with an equally mystifying decision to eat a swung fly. The...



Help The Florida Keys Angling Community Recover From Irma

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Images of the lower Florida Keys after the devastation of Hurricane Irma tell a bleak story. The image above is a spot which may be familiar to many anglers. The former site of the marina at old Wooden Bridge. Now a trash-strewn vacant lot. Scanning the...



Sunday Classic / Attractor Flies in Tandem Rigs

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A LARGE PART OF FLY FISHING IS PROBLEM SOLVING. Problems are just part of the game and the better you are at solving them, the more effective an angler you will be. Often the solutions require tactics that are unusual or counter intuitive. When fish are...