Baby Tarpon Slam Fest

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By Bruce Chard IT'S FALL IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS EARLY IN THE MORNING ON THE WAY TO THE BOAT RAMP. Its 83 degrees and still pitch dark outside. The AC in the truck is trying to cut through the high humidity. You can...

Rob Smith’s Rusty Enema

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THE STASH IS BACK! Rob "The Stash" Smith is back to share one of his favorite redfish flies with us. The Rusty Enema is a proven producer anywhere redfish are found. It's a great attractor pattern that pushes a lot of water, which is like ringing...

Dickey’s Mighty Mantis

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I WAS, FRANKLY, A LITTLE SHOCKED WHEN JOEL DICKEY DECIDED TO SHARE THIS FLY WITH US. I have fished Joel's Mighty Mantis for years and I can attest to its mojo. Friends, this fly works. It's the most productive bonefish fly I have ever fished and...

Bruce Chard Ties The Gnarly Bandit

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SIMPLE IS OFTEN BEST. Our good friend Captain Bruce Chard is back today to prove it. Fishing guides need effective flies that will put their clients on fish but don't take hours to tie. Bruce calls these kind of flies,"guide flies." These flies have all of...

Fly Tying: Flymen Fishing Company 2014 New Products & Video

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I've been a fan of the Flymen Fishing Company from the very beginning, when they first hit the scene in 2008 with their Nymph Head beads. This innovative, forward thinking company is all about finding ways to design fly tying accessories that increase our efficiency...