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Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

Reel Time: The elephant in the bay

It’s not with any pleasure that I sit down and write an outdoors column on water quality issues and red tide at one of...
Reel Time: Dragonfly on the Soque

Reel Time: Dragonfly on the Soque

The mountains of northeast Georgia hold a special appeal for fly fishers and are one of my favorite destinations. The countryside along the Sautee Valley...

Reel Time: Stripers on the Hooch

The Chattahoochee River has an intimate connection with Florida, one that existed long before I first visited it near its headwaters at Jack’s Knob...
Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

Reel Time: Exploring the Ten Thousand Islands

It was one of those mornings where time almost stands still, where we wish it would. A light, cool, late spring breeze ruffled the...

Reel Time: When opportunity meets preparedness

Out there!  It’s where we all want to be, and where we get so few chances to actually spend time. Whether it’s stalking permit...

Reel Time: Mentors chart course

Fly fishermen and fishermen, in general, are always seeking ways to improve their enjoyment of the sport. And while that ultimately boils down to...
Reel time red tide

Reel Time: Clear water hides looming problem

The red tide is gone! I don’t know anybody that isn’t elated that the most recent harmful algae bloom is absent from local waters....

Reel Time: Innovators – Architects of modern saltwater fly tackle, part 2

Many of us take the tackle we fish with for granted, but it wasn’t long ago that anglers didn’t have the choices we have...

Reel Time: Innovators – The architects of modern saltwater fly tackle

No two people are more knowledgeable about the origins of modern saltwater fly tackle than Lefty Kreh (passed in 2018) and Flip Pallot. I...
Reel Time: Release program promotes fishery recovery

Reel Time: Release program promotes fishery recovery

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), in conjunction with Duke Energy and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, released adult...
Reel Time: Pothole savvy, Part 2

Reel Time: Pothole savvy, Part 2

Last week I wrote about the anatomy of potholes and how to approach them. Depending on conditions, you will want to tailor your strategy...
Reel Time New dimensions in trolling motors

Reel Time: New dimensions in trolling motors

Most anglers I’ve talked to have a love-hate relationship with their trolling motors. Some have sworn off electrics altogether, using a push pole exclusively....

Reel Time: Push poles – a must in skinny water

Push poles are as essential as rods and reels to anglers who stalk the flats. They have evolved from wooden poling oars hewn from...

Reel Time: Preparing for fall fishing

Fall is here even though it may not feel like it. We still have the windows and doors closed and the AC on, but...

Reel Time: The Zen of fishing

The ancient word and concept of Zen have been co-opted to refer to things as diverse as a nail salon and a burger bar....