Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Capt Rick Grassett’s Gulf Forecast

  Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Forecast for January 2016 You may find reds and big trout concentrated in potholes of Sarasota Bay in January. Action with trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, pompano and more on...

Tampa Bay Fly, Pat Damico 4/16/2016

Wind lately has been the most detrimental part of our weather. Some members of our fly fishing clubs have been using spin tackle because they felt it was too windy for fly rods. Inexperienced...

Beach Snook

Capt. Pat Damico, Fly Fishing Editor  How can you not love an early morning stroll on the beach this time of year? Put a fly rod in your hand and some aggressive linesiders a few...

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...

Fly Casting 101

Many of my clients are freshwater trout fisherman from the north, west and Midwest who are trying saltwater fly fishing for the first time. Their experience level varies from a few years of fly...

Redfish on Fly

Reds, Shallow Water, Fly Rod By CAPT. PAT DAMICO, Fly Fishing Editor Our first severe cold front has come and gone, and introduces a pattern that will be with us until spring. Will we put away...

How Important is your Fly Pattern?

In an earlier article I showed a fly pattern that represented both a shrimp and a baitfish. A few of the readers were concerned that the pattern was not specific enough to fool cagey...

Windy days offer good chance to work on fly fishing

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-windy-days-offer-good-chance-to-work-on-fly-fishing/2320409 We are having more wind than usual. Should you leave your fly rod at home and take only spinning tackle? If you want to improve as a fly fisherman, the reverse is true. If...

Fly Report, Capt Pat Damico 2.20.16

Captain's Corner: Slow-moving water fishing tips By Pat Damico, Times Correspondent Sunday, February 14, 2016 6:50pm   As guides, we're often limited to a particular day and time when a client can fish. Are there ways to improve...

Bud Lilly, prominent fly fisherman and conservation advocate, dies at 91

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/bud-lilly-prominent-fly-fisherman-and-conservation-advocate-dies-at/article_ee170491-c9a2-5ed2-91df-e17b4754ce43.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share His name didn’t simply adorn some storefront in West Yellowstone, and he wasn’t just a famous fly fisherman. Bud Lilly was a dedicated conservation advocate, and his influence helped bring major changes to the...