10 Tips For Spotting Permit

2 comments / Posted on / by

PERHAPS THE LOFTIEST GOAL IN FLY FISHING IS CATCHING A PERMIT. Maybe it's not your thing but if there truly is a fish of ten-thousand casts, it's the permit. There is enough to catching permit to fill a bookshelf or magazine rack. It's a complicated game,...

Fly Fishing, Always Have a Plan B

6 comments / Posted on / by

Just about every fisherman out there is familiar with the saying, "never leave fish to find fish." I live religiously by this common sense fishing advice. It's saved my butt many days on the water guiding, and keeps me from straying away from productive water...

4 Reasons Why Waterfall Plunge Pools Can Hold Big Fish

5 comments / Posted on / by

THERE ARE FEW THINGS I LOVE MORE THAN WADE FISHING A SMALL STREAM AND STUMBLING UPON A STEEP VERTICAL WATERFALL WITH A DEEP PLUNGE POOL. Waterfalls this size are pretty rare on small streams, but if you're lucky enough to locate one, you could very well...

Use Birds to Quickly Locate Bait and Schools of Fish

10 comments / Posted on / by

Certain times of the year in both freshwater and saltwater, anglers can use flocks of actively feeding birds to locate large concentrations of bait and fish. This was the case during my recent fly fishing trip with Capt. Joel Dickey. First thing, early in the morning,...

Careful Where You Point That Thing

13 comments / Posted on / by

TOOTHY AND GENERALLY ILL TEMPERED, BARRACUDA ARE A BLAST TO CATCH ON THE FLY. Their vicious attack is almost unbelievable to watch. My buddy Andrew Bennett holds a nice one here for a sub-surface hero shot. The Bahamians eat them. Barracuda are generally not edible because they...