All Things Fly Tying
Image of the Week:
The United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island does a great job getting kids involved in fly tying.
"Nothing left to do; but smile, smile, smile" News:
This is big. One of my favorite guys I have met through The Saltwater Edge is surfcaster and writer extraordinaire Zeno Hromin. The guy has skills,
Updated 01-12-2011 at 09:03 AM by Jenks
What’s your favorite bonefish rig?
I typically throw a 9’, 8 weight rod with a floating line. I start with a 9’ leader, and add on a longer tippet if the bonefish are spooky. For tailing bonefish, I typically start with unweighted crab patterns. For cruising bonefish I use flies weighted with beadchain, and then add the lead eyes for deeper running fish. You can see my standard selection of bonefish flies here: http://www.fishermanscoast.com/flies...selection.html
Steve Stracqualursi or "Straqu" is our Patagonia Rep who lives in Maine and wields the long rod with the best of them. His Coyote Crab fly has a "that'll work" look to it. I plan to sight fish the RI surf this summer and a light, small version would be just the ticket.
Mouse over the image for tying tips. http://www.flickr.com/photos/airtaxi/4582075558/
Fished Martha's Vineyard earlier this week and saw an amazing display of finicky feeding. The bass were feeding aggressively just below the surface. At first it was hard to ID the bait because they were driving it up from the bottom and turning on it; much like a trout taking an emerger from the film. The striper/trout knows there is no escape route and feeds confidently.
Here's the best image I could muster in the glare.
Ross Purnell started flyfisherman.com back when Thorne Sparkman and David Churbuck started Reel-Time. It was one of the best of it's kind. It didn't take long after the site was purchased by the Fly Fisherman magazine for the website to really fall off. It was a blown opportunity to be sure as in those days fisherman in particular were one of the first to find value in the immeadiacy of the information provided by the internet. Reading fishing reports in a magazine leads to stale info ie not worth