In The Trough: Fly Fishing For Beach Snook

Lines In The Surf When it comes to heart-pumping saltwater fly fishing, the beach snook fishing along the coast of South Florida provides all the action you desire. Every summer the pilchards, glass minnows and sardines school up along the shores of South Florida, setting the table for hordes of snook, tarpon, and jack crevalles [...]

Orvis Hydros Updated Fly Reel Review

This is the Orvis Hydros. The next generation in the Hydros series of reels, ascending from the Hydros SL. With a solid foundation in place put there by the previous generations, Orvis just improved the Hydros in the areas that warranted improvements. It's still the budget-friendly large arbor workhorse you've known the Hydros family to [...]

All About Bonefish with Capt. Bob Branham and BTT’s Dr. Ross Boucek (West Palm Beach Fishing Club)

Legendary Biscayne Bay guide Capt. Bob Branham and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's Florida Keys Initiative Manager Dr. Ross Boucek's presentation on bonefish at the West Palm Beach Fishing Club. Between Capt. Branham's experience and Dr. Boucek's science, we get some great insight into the state of South Florida's bonefish fishery, as well as some fishing [...]

Umpqua XS435 Bendback Hook Review

Bendbacks are such a great fly to have in your fly boxes. They're light and they're weedless! You can bang them up against mangroves for snook all day long. They'll ride through grass where redfish and seatrout are stalking, they'll bounce off lili pads where largemouth and peacock bass are hunting, they'll even help keep [...]

2020 Loon Tying Tools Overview

Loon Outdoors has laid out a nice new arsenal of tying tools to start 2020. The kind of tools that give your tying desk an air of credibility and a sense of uniformity. Tools that add style to function. The Hair Packer pushes deer hair nicely with its simple no-slip design that surrounds the hook [...]

The Sectorization of the Backcountry

The Fishing Early Thursday we received our first shipment of Scott Sector fly rods. Later that afternoon I got a text saying "let's put the Sector to work!" and a screenshot of the weather for Friday. It was from Mike P. (our social media man and the guy responsible for the video above). The way [...]

MFC Barred Saddle Hackle & Schlappen Review

Barred/grizzly hackles can not only be hard to find but they can also be on the expensive side. So we brought in MFC Barred Saddle Hackle and Schlappen. More modestly priced alternatives. Now nothing compares to the quality of the expensive stuff, but for the price these hackles are spectacular. The Schlappen is nice and [...]

Tying Kendrick’s Bama Crab

Kendrick's Bama Crab is the bottom of the food chain for a redfish (that's a good thing). This larger Kwan variation has the impressionistic profile and movement to fool fish in clear and off-color water. Pay attention to how Cory splays the rubber legs as it's an easy way to keep your bug clean and [...]