Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cold Water Fly Fishing

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 discussions of...

Twelve Seconds

  By Capt. Jon Bull “1000 shades of blue, 10 trillion grains of sand, and one sun to light it all up (Jamie Howard Films, 2007).”  This was the backdrop of a scene beginning to unfold...

C & R: Florida Fly Fishing

September 29, 2012              Florida Fly Fishing Responsible catch and release fishing is effective conservation Aaron Adams F3M Vol 3. No. 5 "Practice good catch and release and send them all back home.”   Neil Taylor If you want...

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...

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...

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...

Any Luck?

By CAPT. PAT DAMICO, CapMel.com Fly Fishing Editor How many times has another fisher asked you this question? How do you answer? A short, yes, or no, is usually not in order. It can be...

Baby Tarpon

By CAPT. PAT DAMICO What is my favorite saltwater fish to chase with the long rod? I’m often asked this question. I usually qualify it by saying, “Tailing redfish in shallow water, snook around lighted...

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...

Big Jacks

By Capt. Pat Damico, Fly Fishing Editor  Can you remember the first time you hooked a large Jack Crevalle on a fly? On one of my first trips in the Tampa Bay area, we were...