THE SOBAITY SEABREAM

A short paddle from his home in Qatar, Fred Davis discovered some fine new friends.  WHAT: The love child of a silver steenbras and a Bohar snapper, the Sobaity seabream, or Sparidentex hasta in fancy speak, has a striking appearance with jet black, intelligent eyes and sports a titanium blue finish that frames the gunmetal [...]

IL PESCATORE COMPLETO

Featuring Patagonia head honcho Yvon Chouinard and Arturo Pugno, one of the last remaining practitioners of 'pesca alla Valsesiana' an ancient Tenkara-like form of fly fishing from Northern Italy that involves a 15-foot cane rod (homemade obviously), lines meticulously braided from the tail of a stallion, and simple flies hand-tied flies.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdXIHsGgIQM  

SILICONE FLANK JIG

A wide 'side-on' profile provides a big silhouette of a struggling baitfish. Easy pickings for a pike or ambush predator. Yet, getting a wide profile deep quickly without much weight is a challenge. Enter the silicone flank jig.   Paul Clydesdale and Gunner Brammer inspired the flies shown here - check them out on Youtube.   [...]