Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tampa Bay Fly-Captain Pat Damico

Pat Damico, Times Correspondent February 15, 2016 As guides, we're often limited to a particular day and time when a client can fish. Are there ways to improve our odds on these less-than-perfect days? Slow-moving water...

Snook on a Fly

Without a doubt, the biggest bang for your buck right now is Snook. Although the season is closed, your chance of taming a big Snook with a fly rod will never be better. They...

Dock Lights Are Snook Magnets

By Capt. Pat Damico, CapMel.com Flyfishing Editor I will gladly admit my favorite fly rod quarry is a mean Old Snook. Daytime Snook fishing with a long rod is hard work. Yes, there are many...

Mullet On A Fly?

By CAPT GENE ZAMBA Right after Thanksgiving every year the waters around the Gulf Coast of Florida are invaded with big Mullet and it’s one of the best times of the year to drag out...

Chassahowitzka River

 By CAPT. PAT DAMICO, CapMel Fly Fishing Editor I really enjoy getting away from the crowds and exploring new territory. My fellow Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club fishing buddy Nick Angelo and I were going...

All the Best: Celebrating Lefty Kreh

By RUSTY CHINNIS Flip Pallot’s new book “All the Best,” is both a tribute to and biography of the life of Lefty Kreh. The “Coffee Table” sized book tells the story of Kreh’s extraordinary life...

Flies for Saltwater Fishing

By Pat Damico While giving a saltwater fly fishing seminar at a fly shop in northeastern Pennsylvania this summer, I was asked this question, and it is one of the most frequently asked questions I...

Tampa Bay Fly, Pat Damico 3/17/2016

Captain's Corner: Warming water brings snook back Pat Damico, Times Correspondent Monday, March 14, 2016 5:44pm  The local water temperature has finally hit my magic number, 65. At the beginning of each month I consult my fishing...

Shu-Fly Fly Rod

Shu-Fly Fly Rod Review – 9′, 8wt, 7pc, Fast Action – Retail $125 March 31, 2012  By Capt. Clay Eavenson Capt. Greg DeVault and I recently went to a large outdoor show up North and we’re...

Baby Tarpon Flies

My recent article on small Tarpon elicited several questions about not only what flies to use, but how to use them effectively. Tarpon of any size seem to have their own agenda about what...