Tie the Chard Choker Permit Fly

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PERMIT FISHING IS AS EXACTING AS IT GETS. When asked to list the top ten reasons permit will refuse a fly, Bruce Chard listed, among other things: a butterfly in Indonesia flapped its wings and because that's what they do. Getting a shot a a tailing permit...



Six Tips for Better Bonefish Hook Sets

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SO YOU'VE FOUND A BONEFISH AND FED IT? DON'T BLOW THE HOOK SET. The hook set is the decisive moment. The moment when most bonefish are lost or landed. Considering how much effort goes into finding and feeding a fish, it's wise to have the skills...



A Closer Look, Barracuda

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BARRACUDA GET A LOT OF ATTENTION FOR BEING SCARY. Sharp teeth, warp speed, bad attitude. They deserve their reputation. They are an awesome and underrated sport fish. I love the adrenaline rush of catching them on the fly. What they get very little attention for is what...



The First

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TODAY WE HAVE ANOTHER FIRST. Our first article by Paul Puckett and Paul is about to tell you why firsts are so important. You may know Paul as as one of the most talented painters who has turned his brush to fly fishing. You may know...



2014 Tarpon Rod Roundup

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HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SPEND THAT TAX REFUND! It's tarpon season and if you are headed out in search of silver, you may be considering a new rod. I had the chance recently to try out four excellent eleven weight fly rods that are great for...