The Road To DIY Bonefish

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If I live to be a hundred, I'll never forget the first bonefish I caught on my own. I can't tell you how rewarding it was to wade a flat and feel like I knew where the fish would be and when. To have all the...



Joel vs The Shark

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Max Pressure Photo by Louis Cahill MY GOOD FRIEND JOEL DICKEY WAS NOT RAISED BY WOLVES, BUT YOU MIGHT NOT BELIEVE IT IF YOU'VE EVER SEEN HIM ANGRY. With hair the color of a new penny and bright blue eyes that can be uncomfortably intense at times,...



Making the Best of Bad Conditions

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by Johnny Spillane Saltwater fly fishing is totally dependent on conditions. Recently I flew down to Orlando for the IFTD/ICAST show and I decided to fly in a day early and spend some time in the saltwater with my good friend Scott Harkins, who works for Simms,...



DIY Fly Line Loop with Step-by-Step Instructions

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Most fly lines these days already come with welded loops at the ends for the easy attachment of backing and leaders. If you fish as much as I do though, eventually they get worn out and need to be replaced. Most anglers just use a...



The Need For Speed, Line Speed, That Is

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Joel Dickey is one of the most dynamic casters I've ever seen. One of the hallmarks of his dominating casting style is truly awesome line speed. It enables him to shoot massive amounts of line and hit distant targets with accuracy, even in high wind. In...