Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine

The first issue of Southern Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine has hit the "virtual" shelves. This e-magazine focuses on the coastal waters of the South & the Carribbean, and the premier issue features an extensive article on redfish in St. Simon's Island (Georgia).

Drew Chicone Fly Tying Demo

Pretty cool local opportunity coming to Blackfly on July 30th. Drew Chicone will be on site tying some of his signature patterns from 12 pm to 4 pm.

From Blackfly Outfitters:

Join us in the store for a cold beer and some great fly tying! Learn some excellent saltwater patterns from one of the best tiers around. You have probably seen some of Drew's patterns online or published in magazines including the Captiva Cannibal, Coyote Ugly, and Disco Shrimp. Drew is a tying contributor/designer for Umpqua Flies and is also the author of the very popular book "Feather Brain"! Don't miss the opportunity to see Drew in action and pick up a signed copy of his book! Also, during the event we will be running happy hour at the Tarpon Taproom...Miller & Yuengling are 1/2 OFF as well as $6 glasses of wine!!!

Blackfly Outfitter's 2nd Annual Floodtide Festival

Another great line up of "Floodtide" fly fishing events are scheduled for Saturday, August 29th at Blackfly Outfitter on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville!

Here are a few pics from last year's event:

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Fish-Skull® Captain Dubiel's Pop-N-Fly

A new toy to play with made its debut at the 2015 IFTD Show in Orlando

Per the Manufacturer:

Renowned fly fishing guide Captain Gary Dubiel has developed an innovative method for catching giant fish on the fly. The Pop-N-Fly is a lightweight, foam cylinder (chartreuse or orange color) with an embedded articulated shank enabling it to be attached between the leader and the tippet. The tippet is typically about 20 inches long to which the fly (a baitfish pattern) is attached. While originally designed for redfish, the Pop-N-Fly has proved to be phenomenal for numerous other saltwater and freshwater species, including speckled trout, false albacore, cobia, striped bass, smallmouth bass, lake trout, and more.

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First Coast Magazine - Kayak Fly Fishing

Was recently pleased to find a very nice article about fly fishing from a kayak in the July 2015 issue of First Coast Magazine. Written by Maggie FitzRoy, it's a light read about fly fishing opportunities in the Jacksonville area and the relative popularity of the activity via kayak...with an assist from Captain Rich Santos, Jacksonville's foremost kayak fly fishing guide.

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