September 29, 2013

Video: Fly Fishing Jacksonville Surf 2

Here's a great video recently published by Captain Rich Santos, a local guide who also has one of the best online resources of information about fly fishing the First Coast at

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August 24, 2013

Bass Pro Shops...It's Coming...

Noticed the other day that they have really started to clear quite a bit of land for the new Bass Pro Shops that is coming to the Jacksonville, FL area in "early 2014."  Announced last December, it finally looks like that project is accelerating (and is coincidentally only 10 or 15 minutes from my house).  Since BPS's forte has never been fly fishing, I don't really view it as a threat to Black Fly Outfitters, but will be interesting to see what they bring to the hook & feather table.

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June 17, 2013

Method & Motive - New Saltwater Rod Offerings From Sage

Sage is introducing two new rods this Fall with saltwater applications.
Here are the highlights:

Sage’s New METHOD Fly Rod Series Combines Konnetic™ Technology with Ultra-Fast Action

Twelve single-hand models will be available in 4-6 weights for freshwater with a cocobolo wood insert and black reel seat components paired with a snub-nose, half-wells grip. The saltwater capable 6-11 weights feature a black aluminum reel seat and a full wells handle and fighting butt. Nine Spey and switch models feature a high-grade cork fore and rear grip. The METHOD rods will range in price from $800-$1,050 and will be available August 1, 2013.

New Sage MOTIVE Rods Make Saltwater Fly Fishing More Accessible

MOTIVE saltwater rods are constructed of time-proven materials and embody Sage’s immense experience pursuing many hard-fighting saltwater species. The MOTIVE features an all-new taper design creating a powerful, fast-action rod that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the distance and accuracy the sport demands. MOTIVE rods will be available at retail in August 2013 with five, nine-foot rods ranging from 8 to 12 weights. The rods will retail for $425. 

June 15, 2013

Article: Bluegill Fishing On The Fly

"...Redbreasts are more of a North Florida native than the other species. My personal experience is limited to the St. Johns River, where I occasionally catch them, along with shellcrackers, while fishing for American shad...they’re both feisty and beautiful and they fall for the same subsurface patterns as shellcrackers..."                    
 Steve Kantner

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April 27, 2013

2013 Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic

Over 370 anglers have already registered to compete for more than $90,000 in prizes at the world's largest kayak fishing event to be held this May 4th at the Ramallah Club of Jacksonville.  

Kayak anglers will compete in divisions, including a specific fly fishing category, targeting redfish, seatrout, and flounder.

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