Sunday Classic / Joel vs The Shark

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MY GOOD FRIEND JOEL DICKEY WAS NOT RAISED BY WOLVES, BUT YOU MIGHT NOT BELIEVE IT IF YOU'VE EVER SEEN HIM ANGRY. With hair the color of a new penny and bright blue eyes that can be uncomfortably intense at times, the ruddy sun scorched complexion...

Saturday Shoutout / Skiff Republic Talks To Chico Fernandez

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THIS SATURDAY MARSHAL CUTCHIN SITS DOWN WITH ONE OF THE TRUE GREATS IN FLY FISHING, CHICO FERNANDEZ. Chico talks about how he got started fly fishing as a boy in Cuba and how he, and the sport, have evolved. He shares insights into the nature of...

A Tight Line Presentation is Key in Saltwater Fly Fishing

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SLACK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. When fly fishing in saltwater, keeping the slack out of the system is job one. Slack can cause missed fish, long distance release and even refusals. A tight line is key at every stage of the process, but many anglers overlook...

3 Things I Learned By Not Catching A Permit

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I AM NOT A MASTER PERMIT FISHERMAN. I THINK THAT'S EXACTLY THE THING I ENJOY ABOUT IT. I like the challenge and if you're looking for a challenge, permit have one for you. While I don't consider myself an expert on the subject, I am learning...

Sunday Classic / The Albright Knot

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The Albright Knot is a great knot for attaching a metal bite tippet to your leader. It can also be used to attach the leader to the fly line or any time you are attaching materials of very different size or stiffness. Here's Capt. Joel...