Light Where You Need It

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The sun has dipped below the horizon and the evening chill is in the air. You've got maybe thirty more minutes to fish if you push it. The hatch is on and you can hear fish rising all around you as you struggle in the waning...



We All Have Our Vises, Mine’s a Regal

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I made my first tying vise. I know what you're thinking, but this vise was not a pair of hemostats duct taped to the back of a chair. I grew up in a machine shop and own two metal lathes and a host of other...



My Favorite Bonefish Reel

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Best of all it only cost $285 I remember standing on the beach at Andros South watching my buddy Bruce Chard teaching his annual bonefish school. Bruce was illustrating for a first timer what he should expect when he encountered a bonefish. He held the line...



Strike Indicators, What Matters to Me

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Do Strike Indicators spook fish? There is a lot of debate over whether strike indicators spook fish. I'm not going to beat around the bush on this one folks. I truly believe that most of the time they don't. Especially if you rule out calm and...



Nets, Go Big or Go Home

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I received an email from a reader the other day asking advice on steelhead nets. I thought it was a topic worth some discussion. We put a lot of thought into rods, reels, lines and flies but often the piece of equipment that seals the...