Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish
My photography is inspired by trying to capture the fleeting images that I experience while fly fishing. It can be difficult to force myself to put down the fly rod and grab the camera, but I am sometimes compelled to do just that.
On any given day, 20% of the water holds 80% of the fish. Learning how to interpret coastal habitats and daily conditions, and understand how gamefish interact with their habitats, goes a long way toward being in the right place at the right time.
In my books I strive to translate fish ecology into angler's terms. I focus on how-to, so that anglers better understand the what, where, and why of fly fishing for coastal gamefish.
Readers of the web site are often inspired to email me with questions. Some of those that apply to a wider audience are posted here.
I've combined my fishing and research experiences to create six PowerPoint presentations for fly anglers, including:
Sometimes videos are a better medium for sharing the fishing experience or communicating important aspects of fishing the flats.
From inspiration to implementation, creations of feather and fur to fool a gamefish into eating an impression of food.
Understanding the ecology of coastal fishes is the focus of my research. This section provides copies of some of my research articles to provide a better idea of what I really do for a living.
Occasionally, the things that happen in the course of fly fishing inspire me to write it all down and share it with others.
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Whether as part of my research or a personal adventure, I usually pack a fly rod during my travels. If I get a chance to fish, I often write about it.
The Fisherman's Coast approach focuses on how coastal gamefish interact with their habitats and prey. The more you know about the gamefish you pursue with a fly rod, the more often you'll be in the right place at the right time with the right fly making the right presentation. It's about catching more fish.
Our sister site Tribal Bonefish is all about conservation through responsible fishing. Tribal Bonefish shows you how to become a better steward of our coasts to protect our fisheries today, and ensure future generations get a chance to experience these fisheries.