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...

Shooting Line In The Backcast Is A Skill Every Fly Angler Needs

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THERE ARE A LOT OF MOVING PARTS IN A FLY CAST. There's a lot of talk about the double haul and the tight loop, and there should be, they are hugely important skills that every angler should practice. It always surprises me, however, how many experienced...

The Masters of Hyperbole

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"ARE THERE JUST A BUNCH OF LIARS AMONG US?" Hyperbole (hahy-pur-buh-lee) noun - An obvious or intentional exaggeration. An extravagant statement or figure of speech not meant to be taken literally, as in "to wait an eternity." Christmas or Thanksgiving, when I was a child, were about...

The Right-Handed Strip Set

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I've talked before about the importance of the strip set in saltwater fly fishing. I think every angler who's tried their hand in the salt knows that you aren't going to catch a fish without mastering this simple technique. Simple as it may be, reprogramming...

More Than Just A Cast

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By Owen Plair WHEN THROWING FLIES AT REDFISH, MANY PIECES OF THE PUZZLE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL DAY. You may be able to throw a fly line 100 feet, but that doesn't always mean you're gonna have a killer day on the water....