Ouds

Surf Fly Fishing

SIX SUREFIRE TACTICS TO CATCH MORE BASS IN THE SURF Imagine a crisp October morning with cold, pounding surf rolling gently across the sands of the Jersey Shore. A school of peanut bunker slowly pushes off a long, empty bar, and as the sun creeps farther over the Atlantic's horizon, large stripers begin boiling in the rip. You pull off some line, roll out a cast and begin your retrieve. Ankle deep with white water rushing past you, your floating line rips through the swells then suddenly stops....

Consider Stalking the Shoreline

Fly Fishing Stripping Basket

It's easy to be spoiled by bait-slinging captains in pangas, but wading the shoreline is rewarding. After a day of loud motors and rocking boats, quietly walking the beach near dusk is downright meditative. A variety of jacks cruise these stretches and many roosters have been landed in front of local motels by anglers burning time before dinner. Our Baja trip host, Gary Bulla, had a client release a 30-plus-pound rooster while wading within walking distance of his motel. Shallow-water panga...

Spitting Distance

Tarpon Port Royal Sound

The albie fishery at Cape Lookout is mainly a boat fishery, but shore-bound anglers are not totally left out in the cold. The point at Barden Inlet at the mouth of The Hook is called The Spit, and waders have been experiencing great action here for years. If you don't mind walking, follow the beach back toward the rock jetty on the ocean side. This beach has some epic spearing action in the sand perfect for fly-fishermen since the action is right under your feet. Waders should have both...

Silverside

Finger Stripping Guard For Fly Fishing

Several years ago, Ray Bondorew created a silverside fly utilizing the unusual bucktail color combination of olive, yellow and white. The pattern was brilliant in its simplicity and effectiveness, and once we determined that Ray's Fly consistently out-fished other silverside imitations particularly for striped bass it quickly became a mainstay among New England fly-rodders. In fact, Kenny Abrames challenged everyone to fish it against all other spearing creations. I began to think of this fly...

Hells Bay Boca Grande

South Carolina Fly Fishing

Hell's Bay Boatworks' reputation as a leader in the shallow-water boar marker has been well chronicled over the years, and the release of its latest offering, the Boca Grande 18, culminates years of design, testing and consultation with top guides and anglers. I had the opportunity to run this boat during the summer at a Suzuki media outing in Key Largo, Florida, where a brand new Boca Grande was matched with Su7.uki's new DF90. Needless to say, the rig was impressive. All Hell's Bay skiffs are...

Prepare for the Panga

Strategic packing is critical for happy panga fishing. These boats are about 23 feet long but have no storage. They are made to work hard under harsh conditions like being dragged through sand with pickup trucks and beached at 25 miles per hour. Consider a small waterproof boat bag or fanny pack that can be draped over a chair and kept out of ankle-deep water. Also, make room for sun block, pliers, camera, a fly box, leaders and spare fly lines. And don't forget to wear shoes or sandals that...

One and only Lefty Kreh

Donald Huff Titusville

Available at a fly shop near you. 800-257-0658 www.leftykrehallthebest.com qualiry flies sold through pro shops. The unique patterns include designs from Gary Bulla, a pioneer of surf fishing in Southern California and in the various Baja fisheries. Also, Jay Paulson is tying for Idyl-wilde. Paulson designed the Ka-Cudda fly for the company. It is a proven barracuda pattern that holds up to multiple fish. The new patterns will be introduced in September and become available in local pro shops...

Deadly

Inspired Nature Technology Fly

Fly fishing the salt can be a real battleground - big, tough fish - and even bigger, tougher conditions. Often it comes down to a single cast at a shadowy bonefish, a slinking tarpon or a screaming striper. And the last thing you want to worry about is your line failing when you take the shot, so when you go, make sure you re well-armed with RIO Saltwater Fly Lines. Our arsenal of saltwater specific lines feature AgentX Technology to keep our floating lines high and dry for quick pick-ups while...

Use Silicone to Create Weedless Flies

Eagle Claw Style Hook

About the evolu tion of silicone as a fly-tying material. Silicone was very useful in many of my patterns over the years, but one stands out in my memory of favorites the Weedless Bendback Siliclone. This fly evolved outside the saltwater arena instead, it came to be while fishing for northern pike at Hatchet Lake in Sascatchewan, Canada. This is the land of huge northerns and some pretty challenging fly-fishing the fish are aggressive, fast and love to hang in places that test an angler s...