Day Two – The Tarpon

Photo by Jimmy Jacobs

On The Fly Saltwater

By Bob Rich

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Bob Rich’s novel Looking Through Water. William McKay is a harried New York businessman and novice fly caster who visits his father Leo in the Florida Keys. Once there he discovers his dad has entered them in a father-son bonefish and tarpon tournament with their guide Cole. It is day two and they are looking for tarpon. The action provides all the thrill and excitement of the fishing, along with the heart-break of making a mistake at the end.

As Cole climbed the tower, Leo sat on the cooler and insisted that William get back on the bow. “I’ve got a good feeling,” he said. Read More

October 2020 Edition

Fly Fishing the South


  • Fly Fishing the South

Mangrove Cay Bones

Photo by Jimmy Jacobs

On The Fly Saltwater

By Polly Dean

When speaking of the “bones” of Mangrove Cay one’s first thoughts probably are of the island’s world-class bonefishing – and with good reason. Read More

Slaty Fork Elk River

On The Fly Freshwater

The Birthplace of Rivers

Photo and Article by Jimmy Jacobs

The Elk River rises in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia’s Pocahontas County. This stream has been called the Birth Place of Rivers, as well as the best trout fishery in the state. Some anglers claim it is the best in the eastern U.S. Read More

Shoal Bass on the Upper Chattahoochee

On The Fly Freshwater

Article and photo by Jimmy Jacobs

Usually thought of as a Middle Georgia fish, Shoal bass also can be caught in the highlands in the shadow of Yonah Mountain.

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Armor II Reels from Risen Fly Fishing

On The Fly Gear

Risen Fly Fishing describes itself as a company that delivers great fly-fishing equipment that will get you on the stream looking great and still have some money in your wallet. They are set to build on that reputation in early November with the release of the Armor II line of reels. Read More

Elk River Inn & Cabins


Slaty Fork, West Virginia

Article and photo by Polly Dean

Located in Slaty Fork in Pocahontas County in the east-central portion of West Virginia, Elk River Inn & Cabins is convenient to a number of notable fishing waters. Using the lodge as a headquarters, we were able to make day trips to different portions of the Elk, the Greenbrier, and the Cranberry rivers.. Read More

Old Spruce Brewery

Photo by Jimmy Jacobs

End of the Line

Snowshoe, West Virginia

Article by Polly Dean.

Old Spruce Brewing at the entrance to Silver Creek in the Snowshoe Ski Resort is a popular place to eat, drink and unwind after a day on the water or on the trails. Recently opening in the summer of 2019, the Old Spruce brewery has quickly gained a reputation as a place to gather and enjoy good food and drink. Read More