Author: Morgan Lyle

F&S Fly of the Week: The Crease Fly

F&S Fly of the Week: The Crease Fly

Captain Joe Blados invented the Crease Fly about three decades ago. A lot of striped bass and false albacore wish he hadn’t. This mostly f [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: The Sexy Waltz

F&S Fly of the Week: The Sexy Waltz

At first, it wasn’t even meant to catch fish. Pennsylvania outdoors writer and fly-fisher Walt Young was looking to make something heavy t [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: The Bucktail Deceiver

F&S Fly of the Week: The Bucktail Deceiver

The Bucktail Deceiver is my go-to fly for the beaches and inlets of the Atlantic coast. It’s a good general imitation of a menhaden, a mul [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: Takayama Kebari

F&S Fly of the Week: Takayama Kebari

What happens when you tie the hackle on a wet fly backward—that is, leaning out over the eye of the hook, rather than leaning back toward [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: The Chaos Hopper

F&S Fly of the Week: The Chaos Hopper

Sure, it’s springtime, and we trout addicts are mostly focused on aquatic insects. But before you can say “terrestrial,” it will be high s [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: Hackle-Winged Rusty Spinner

F&S Fly of the Week: Hackle-Winged Rusty Spinner

A spinner fall is the driest of dry-fly fishing. It’s when trout aren’t watching for flies that swim up from the streambed, but rather for [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: The Klinkhamer Special

F&S Fly of The Week: The Klinkhamer Special

A strike at the surface is one of the most exciting moments in fishing. This is so true in fly-fishing that some anglers won’t fish with a [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: Lady in Waiting (Joro Spider)

F&S Fly of The Week: Lady in Waiting (Joro Spider)

As word spread of a new spider colonizing the states of the southeastern seaboard, it seemed only a matter of time before someone tied a f [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: The Clouser Deep Minnow

F&S Fly of The Week: The Clouser Deep Minnow

We’ve begun hearing welcome reports of striped bass being caught in coastal rivers in the Northeast. The first fly that many striper addic [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: Meyer’s Mini Leech

F&S Fly of The Week: Meyer’s Mini Leech

In more than 30 years of fly-fishing for trout, I’ve never seen a leech. Maybe I don’t fish where leeches live, although that seems unlike [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: The Blowtorch

F&S Fly of The Week: The Blowtorch

If Devin Olsen puts a fly in his Top 5, you would be well advised to do the same. Obsessed with fly-fishing since his first trout at age 9 [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: The Pat’s Rubber Legs

F&S Fly of The Week: The Pat’s Rubber Legs

In the Northeast, the first sign of late-winter life on most of our trout streams is the sight of little black stoneflies, often crawling [...]
Florida Water Bill Could Make Toxic Algae Blooms Worse

Florida Water Bill Could Make Toxic Algae Blooms Worse

Florida fishing captains and Everglades advocates say a bill before the state Legislature could make it harder to prevent the algae blooms [...]
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