Cool Shots at Bonefish

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WHAT MAKES A REWARDING BONEFISH TRIP. It's hard to fly off to an exotic location for a week of fishing without having a goal, or at least some expectations. The first can be dangerous and the second disastrous. Still, one or the other is generally present...

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...

Fly Feature: Stealth Bomber

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By Justin Pickett IT DIVES AND IT GURGLES. IT SPUTTERS AND IT BUBBLES. AND IT JUST PLAIN CATCHES FISH! The Stealth Bomber is by far my number one topwater fly pattern for warm water species. Whether I’m after smallmouth or largemouth bass, or targeting bluegill, it’s always...

I’ll Have The Fish

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Is Aquiculture Wrong? I got into a discussion with a friend the other day that put a burr under my saddle. We were talking about what fish is OK to eat and what isn't. Not in the way that I refuse to eat a catfish from...

Winter Fly Fishing – Midges 101

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Sometimes smaller flies mean bigger rewards. There's no doubt there are times when big flies are the ticket for catching big fish. However, when you find yourself fly fishing on technical trout water and the bite is extremely tough, in many cases, it can provide you...