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Tag: saltwater

IF4 Announces Fly Fishing Film Competition

Fly Fusion Magazine and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) have launched the Stimmie Awards to recognize top emerging fly-fishing filmmakers. Building off the continued success of the IF4, the goal of the Stimmies is to “encourage and reward creative fly-fishing films written, shot, edited, and produced by upcoming or previously unknown...

Fisheries Fund Artist Auction

The AFFTA Fisheries Fund Artist Auction closes at the end of the month - and there are still plenty of great items left to bid on. This art features some of the biggest names in fly fishing - including Derek DeYoung. You can check out the auction here, and read on below for more information about the AFFTA Fisheries Fund. The AFFTA Fisheries Fund was...

Bass/Saltwater Fly Tying Legend Jimmy Nix Tying the Basic Bass Fly

Jack Dennis: "In 1988 I had the unique opportunity of working with bass and saltwater legendary Jimmy Nix on video fly tying for bass and fly tying for saltwater VHS tapes. Back then, there was virtually nothing in the video to highlight the tremendous interest in both bass and saltwater fly tying. It was coming-of-age quite. Frankly, nobody did it better...

Tibor Saltwater Fly Reels Features

Joe at Red's Fly Shop takes a close look at three of Tibor's high-performance saltwater reels in preparation for a trip to Christmas Island. "These are my Tibor reels, and the fly lines I am putting on them for fishing in Christmas Island. The Tibor family composed of the Everglades, Riptide, Gulfstream, and Pacific are among the best reels in the world for...

Bahamas: Women in Fly Fishing

"Wade Andros" was filmed in 2011 when I traveled to Andros Island with my wife, Kelley, for work. But it was also a chance to introduce her to the saltwater flats of this beautiful country. This was Kelley's first time fly fishing for bonefish and any type of saltwater species. Wade Andros was shot in the Bahamas at Andros South Lodge. All the things a...

Podcast Episode: How to Start Fly Fishing via Saltwater Experience

Learn the fundamentals of fly fishing, in fresh or saltwater, in this podcast episode of the Saltwater Experience.

Sandy Moret’s Florida Keys Fly Fishing School Tuition Giveaway

Sandy Moret’s Florida Keys Fly Fishing School helps anglers, both newcomers and seasoned veterans, hone their skills. This is their 30th year offering world-class saltwater fly fishing instruction in a fun and no-pressure environment. “You’ll learn every aspect of saltwater fly fishing, master the double-haul, learn effective false casting, line...

RIO's General Purpose Tropical Fly Line

I recently heard someone in a fly shop say, “OK, I just wanna grab something and go.” They were facing a wall bursting with fly line options. Specialty lines and specialty tapers abound, and it’s hard to argue that choice isn’t a good thing, but there are some who just don’t have the time, or inclination, to look deep into the fly line catalog...

How Low Can You Go? (Part II)

I fished northeast Florida over the holiday season and noticed a growing group of rebels that’s taking saltwater fly fishing and turning it on its head. They’re easily spotted, fishing right alongside spin casters and sporting chest or hip-packs, wading knee-level, and fishing light and sometimes ultra-light fly lines. Judging from the number of 5- and...

Grass Trout in Old Florida

I probably looked like a waterborne Shriner, minus the velvet fez and the bags full of candy, as I paddled out across the flat water of Buzzard's Bay in the borrowed, lime-green kayak that was certainly way too small for my big-and-tall-department hind end. But beggars can't be choosers, and on my last day in Matlacha, I was determined to catch something...