Fly Lines

Redfish, be afraid.Young fly anglers like Kurt Becnel are coming — with skills already honed.

The haunt for reds in October

It’s a great month for newbies to stalk their first poisson rouge
October 10 at 9:00am
The author tested this new Mojo Trout series from St. Croix, along with 19 other new rods for 2019.

New fly rods for 2019

Some high tech offerings ... with matching high price tags
September 12 at 9:00am
Big Year contests level the playing field among anglers, giving young Will Cameron a shot at beating veteran anglers in his club.

It’s a big year

Unique tournament targets diversity — not size
August 10 at 9:00am
Fly fishing guru Kevin ‘Doc’ Andry catches more big bass on hair bugs than anything else.

Hair today, bugs tomorrow

Experts share advice for making hair bugs
July 10 at 9:00am
This nice red couldn’t resist eating a Coma Spoon. Spoon flies emit flash and vibration, making them highly attractive.

Spoon-fed reds

Tough day? send Spoon flies to the rescue
June 10 at 9:00am
The Bubblehead Popper is effective for both bass and specks.

A cast by any other name

Why top fly anglers use ‘the Belgian’
May 10 at 9:00am
Clear mountain streams and colorful, hard-fighting specimens make trout fishing so appealing.

Trout fishing 101

Basics for pursuing the world’s top gamefish
April 10 at 9:00am
The author’s longtime favorite bream rig is a TFO rod with an Allen reel, a $200 setup with lifetime warranties.

Gearing up for gobbules

Beginner or expert, budget tackle works
March 10 at 9:00am
The Squirmy Butt uses tailing material from the tentacles of a wormy ball.

New ‘worm’ order

Toy tentacles make a hot crappie fly
February 10 at 9:00am
David Karcher , 9, won the New Orleans Fly Fishers summer tournament with this hefty Rio.

And the Flocky goes to ....

The best of 2017 — plus coming attractions
January 10 at 9:00am
Fincognito is one of several brands that offer women’s fish leggings.

Fly-fishing gift ideas

Be a true friend of the angler .... Dilly, dilly!
December 10, 2017 at 9:00am
Even during his bout with cancer, Pete Cooper spent time pursuing his favorite fish.

For Pete’s sake — part deux

The late author’s tactics for fall flounder
November 10, 2017 at 8:00am
Dan Johnston with St. Croix demos the casting power and accuracy of their updated Imperial Series rod.

IFTD and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamreels

Great new toys coming this fall
September 10, 2017 at 9:00am