Fly Lines

Tying your own flies requires a few basic tools and practice.

The art of the sport

Tying flies is soup for the angler’s soul
July 09, 2012 at 7:00am
A clouser is a great tool for catching coastal fish this summer.

Time for summer school

Coastal species offer higher learning
June 28, 2012 at 10:00am
Find choke points where bait is being swept out of the marshes, and hungry reds are usually waiting.

Red tide falling

Time and tide wait for no flyrodder
May 01, 2012 at 4:52pm
The Mississippi River oxbows provide scenic fishing opportunities.

Oxbow bream

Try a fly on these unique lakes
April 01, 2012 at 7:26am
Mike LaFleur fishes the north side of Caminada Pass during last September’s Ride the Bull kayak fishing rodeo held at Grand Isle. Although no entrant in the Fly Division hooked a red that day, LaFleur did land a 17-pounder on fly the afternoon before.

Fetch a fly tournament

Lots of fun, little money at stake
March 01, 2012 at 3:10pm
Just a few of the many flies prefered by sacalait in national taste tests: the Cap Spider, Red Wobbler, Coma Charlie, Mini-Jig, Fluff Butt, Clouser Minnow, Sibley Special.

Take a holiday for sac-a-lait

Throw ‘em beadheads, Mister!
February 01, 2012 at 2:27pm
Although channel catfish will readily take a fly, there are currently no entries for that species in the Fly Fish Division records.

Stop before you clean it

It could be a record
January 01, 2012 at 8:07am
With their acquisition by 3M Scientific Anglers, Ross has now expanded beyond reels and into rods and other products. The Essence series and FlyStik series of rods represent great value at under $200.

New Orleans Showcase

Focus on value for 2012
December 01, 2011 at 11:54am
November is a great time to take a kid fly fishing as the holiday period is prime time for speckled trout. With a weighted fly under a VOSI, even beginners can catch trout. Here Cokie Cormier lands another on her way to a limit of specks on the fly!

The lexicon of drop leaders

Pop goes the word
November 01, 2011 at 12:08pm
In high school, Barret Bertucci dreamed of fly fishing for redfish. Now the Lafayette native is living his dream, spending nearly every available weekend chasing the Spottail Diva.

Barret and the Spottail Diva: A love story

September 28, 2011 at 8:48am
Bill Scott of Baton Rouge displays one of nine white bass he took on a golden Bonefish Bitter while on a recent trip to Lake Concordia. Scott’s technique is to cast out, let it sink several feet, then make tiny, fast strips.

How to win friends and influence fish

June 29, 2011 at 3:30pm