Sunday, March 26, 2017

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...

Learning to Fly 1

Cold Water Flying By:  Capt. Jon Bull   In past winter’s, temperatures were barely rising above the mid 50's.  Nighttime temps were dipping below freezing in most parts of the state.  Prolonged 50 degree water temperature spawned...

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...

The line between life and death, fly fishing from kayaks

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides Lao Tzu   Paddle fishing is a term covering a large number angling styles.  Among these styles is the challenge of fly fishing from...

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...

What “Flies” in Saltwater?

It's a growing passion with many a Florida angler -- fly fishing in saltwater. Most are northern transplants who migrated to the Sunshine State bringing boxes filled with freshwater patterns. And the question on...

Captain’s Corner: Don’t let fly gear collect dust

I am always surprised by the number of fly-fishers who have their equipment from a former location and never touch it while living in Florida. Many are retired with plenty of free time on...

Bamboo Fly Rods

By CAPT. PAT DAMICO, CapMel.com Fly Fishing Editor Rods used to cast flies have been made of many types of material. Lancewood, Greenheart, Ash and Basswood each went thru a period when they were thought...

Rick Grassett, September Fly Fishing

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fly Fishing Forecast for September 2016   September is one of my favorite months. Reds should be schooling on shallow grass flats of Sarasota Bay and you also might find big...

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...