The Redfish Wiggler

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MY BUDDY PAUL PUCKETT IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS OF FISH AND HIS FUNNY RENDERINGS OF CELEBRITY'S HOLDING FISH. What you may not know about Paul is that he's a redfish junky. So much so that he recently moved to Charleston SOuth Carolina to...

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...

Improving Fly Tying Efficiency  

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By Bob Reece Many beginner and novice tiers that I’ve talked to equate improved efficiency at the vise with rushing through the tying process. While applying the techniques below can speed up pattern creation, that result is not their sole purpose. The main focus...

3 Counterintuitive things tenkara has shown me

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By Daniel Galhardo Tenkara has taught and old dog some new tricks. Since I started learning tenkara, it’s become obvious to me, that regardless of how intuitive the method is to the novice fly angler, some parts of tenkara are likely counterintuitive to the experienced fly angler. HERE...

Beginner Series: Fly Lines, Leaders, and Tippet

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By Justin Pickett So you’ve decided to dive into the world of fly fishing and need to outfit your new rod and reel purchase with a fly line, leaders and spools of tippet. Does it matter what line you get? And what about leaders? What the hell...