Spinner Sharks Galore

Seems the guys at Redington tried to make a sweet video of fly fishing for West Palm Spinners.  Unfortunately it seems the sharks weren’t cooperative (probably because they were making sweet, sweet shark love).  Reminds me how fortunate I was a few weeks ago to find a couple sharks that were down to eat! Nonetheless…

Eight Rules for Fighting Big Fish on Fly

This article could easily be named “How to avoid breaking a fishing rod and pissing off your guide”.  Most fishermen do not run into fish with that kind of power on a regular basis, unless they are fishing in Florida, or for blue water fish (pelagics like tuna and marlin).  The average bass or trout…

Spinner Sharks and Jacks on the Treasure Coast

February in South Florida.  The pale-skinned snowbirds arrive at PBI, flocks of gangly-legged people wearing Bermuda shorts and Tommy Bahama shirts, loudly demanding a Mercedes-Benz from their car rental company when only two Ford Fusions are left (true story, and because, as the elderly husband said, “My wife appreciates a nice car”).  But winter in…

Fly Tackle Selection Basics – Chesapeake Bay

Fly Fishing is immediately intimidating for the newbie.  It’s true – the variety of rods, lines, flies, the nonsensical categories of rod and line weights, the “X” labeling for tippets and leaders, fly and hook sizes that run in reverse once you hit the “naughts”.  It’s all a bit much. But like most sports and…