Fly Lines

John Carpenter of Thomas and Thomas holds their new Spire rod, which received many accolades at ICAST.

Rods of future past

Old is new again at ICAST
September 09, 2015 at 6:00am
Don’t be confused by species-labeled fly lines. Each can be used for many types of fish.

The fly-fishing answer man awakens

Questions, you have? Answer them, we must!
August 07, 2015 at 10:44am
Utilize shade and your camera’s flash to avoid harsh shadows, and make sure the fish, equipment and angler’s face aren’t obstructed.

Hit ’em with your best shot

A few tips for shooting fly-fishing photos
July 10, 2015 at 9:00am
Just over 14 inches, this trout was still big enough to be entered into the CCA STAR fly bonus drawing.

Reach for the STAR

Past leaders in CCA Fly Division offer advice
June 10, 2015 at 9:00am
Jake Cormier might blaspheme the fly-fishing community with his patched-out shirt, but he’s a master at teasing and fighting redfish.

Memorial Day memories

Bonding with family and friends in the marsh
May 10, 2015 at 9:00am
You have to be ready every time you throw a fly, or you could end up eating Mrs. Paul’s fish sticks.

A tale of two lakes

Bank fishing opportunities— big and small — abound
April 08, 2015 at 9:00pm
Catch a bull bream like this one on a fly rod and you’re hooked for life!

Bream basics

From backing to bugs — what you need to get started
March 10, 2015 at 9:00am
The lowly chain pickerel offers some exciting fishing in the dead of winter.

How to "sea-duce" a predator

Louisiana’s pike love this classic fly
February 09, 2015 at 9:00pm
Fluff butts are essentially tiny jigs, and they’re deadly this month.

Yo, crappie — give up the ghost!

Resistance to fluff butts is futile
January 10, 2015 at 9:00am
Cokie Cormier with a rainbeaux trout caught from one of the BREC ponds.

The best of 2014

I hate lists so much that I made another
December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
Modern-day Zorro? No, just a rod-bearing fish avenger masking himself from harmful UV radiation.

Fly fish fashion

It’s no shame to dress poorly, only improperly
November 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Pounding shorelines with a small popper resulted in this hookup for Jacob Cormier.

Some like it on top

When ‘popper-tunity’ knocks, fish answer!
October 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Fly-fishing guru Dave Whitlock gave an on-the-water seminar recently in Bossier City.

Lessons from a legend

Bass guru Whitlock offers tips for big ones
September 10, 2014 at 9:00am
Think this fish is little?  It takes this size or smaller to even place in a micro fishing tournament.

Micro fly fishing

The darker, smaller side of our sport
August 11, 2014 at 9:00am