Saturday Shoutout / Paul

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If you needed a reason to live, what would it be? For one young man, who faced death not once but twice, it turned out to be fly fishing.  PAUL...



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Make White Trim Wraps Like Magic

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Matt Draft’s white trim wraps are one of the coolest fly rod building tricks I’ve ever seen. Making white trim wraps in traditional silk thread is a little like catching a unicorn. Doing it at all is a good trick, but making it as easy...



A thought about bonefish flies

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John Byron I think we’re seeing bonefish flies all wrong. We look at them from the beam most times, side view. Or directly from the bow, dead on the front of the fly.  But that’s not the bonefish’s view.  The properly presented bonefish fly is viewed by its...



Fear And Loathing On The Water

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WHEN THINGS GO BADLY, YOU'VE GOT TO STAY POSITIVE AND TURN YOUR TRIP AROUND. The sky is clear. Mangrove leaves glow in early morning sun. Dirty brown water floods the mud flats of Delacroix, Louisiana. I take in the view from the poling platform while struggling...