Author Archives: Ed Mitchell

The Farnsworth Fly Returns!

The Farnsworth¬† Fly Returns! Great news! The famous Farnsworth Fly is back in production – and better than ever. My friend Phil designed this deadly fly many years ago back when we fished the New England coast. It quickly became … Continue reading

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Spotted Sea Trout Fishery has an Emergency Regulation

Spotted Sea Trout Fishery has an Emergency Regulation. Yesterday Florida Fish and Wildlife imposed a new restriction on the spotted seatrout fishery along the Gulf coast. Trout are very sensitive to red tide and because of it their numbers are … Continue reading

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Redfish Love the Bone Jovi

If you’re a bonefish addict, I’m sure you have a Bone Jovi or two in your fly box. Granted they’re rarely the right choice on a shin deep, crystal flats where a sparsely tied number 8# fly is king. But … Continue reading

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“Tailing” Reds in Charlotte Harbor

“Tailing” Reds in Charlotte Harbor” I’ve been plying these flats for five years now and can honestly report that in Charlotte Harbor¬† “tailing” reds are the most technically challenging fly-fishing I have ever done. Less you think that’s just my … Continue reading

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“Hitchhiker” Snook

Hitchhiker Snook: During the last week we’ve had some decent tides for “tailing” reds. So I’ve been getting on the water before dawn hoping for a shot. Now conditions aren’t bad. The water is clear and cooling,¬† and the wind … Continue reading

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