The goal was to share the passion for fly fishing with the next generation of anglers out there. The WorldANGLING Facebook photo contest winner for 2013 was Will Griffiths, a shop rat from the Pacific northwest. He had never thrown a 1o weight in salt before stepping on the bow of my skiff. One thing was made very apparent in the 3 days that we had together on the flats here in Key West, that there is no denying the young guys are here to stay. It was obvious the passion that Will had for the sport and the Gods clearly favored him. Featuring an original soundtrack from Miguel Perez, Knockin On The Door is the story of Will Griffiths and the rise of a generation in the sport.
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Saltwater Fly Fishing isn’t something we do, it’s what we live for! It’s in our blood, on our minds, and is the focus of our obsession! We aren’t interested in who catches the most fish, or the biggest fish, or who’s the best– none of that matters… From the moment we rig our rods to the final cut of our films, our goal is to relate the excitement and appreciation we have for the sport, the environment and characters that make it special. Read More
The problem with permit is in your head. In Einstein’s famous Riddle where, the Brit lives in the red house, the Swede keeps dogs, the Dane drinks tea and so on… the question is: who own’s the fish? Now, if you make a table, analyze the clues you can logically deduce the answer. Problem is, by that time, the fish swam away, you probably made a mistake, and now you feel dejected… which only makes things worse! What you should have done is not cared about whether or not you are part of the 2% of the population who Einstein said could solve this riddle and just guessed! You had a 20% chance of getting it right and those are good odds…especially in the world of permit fishing. The fool wins. And that’s the cruelest part! But it’s not the permit’s fault it’s yours for caring so damn much. Read More
I think the real reason people fly fish on the flats is because it’s challenging. We don’t just one day decide that we are going to start to saltwater fly fish because it looks easy and fun, but rather, because it’s hard and exotic. We find our way to it through airports, long car rides, and some sort of sacrifice in search of something exciting, challenging and beautiful. Sometimes the road will lead there from a freshwater tout or bass background and sometimes it will evolve from a bait and spin-fishing past. The common ground is that it represents the next level in our angling evolution. At some point in this journey of fishing you will have to face down the silver king… Read More
Permit fishing in Key West is one of the most intense and rewarding angling experiences. To catch a permit on fly is the culmination of angling skill, dedication, and pure hunting… The silence is deafening! The water’s surface is viscous and shinning silver and orange. The outgoing tide is tepid, with the current passing between your legs being the only indication you’re wading, because it’s the same temperature as your shaking, nervous body… “Remember to breathe!” Read More
In the world of sports fishing, Permit are truly a rockstar gamefish! They are something to aspire to, to appreciate and to respect. For these reasons, permit have become a target of many anglers that travel to South Florida in hopes of accomplishing the goal of catching one. The charter business in Florida is big business, and Permit represent a nearly year-round resource for that industry. Measures to protect permit and the philosophy of catch and release for these gamefish is more then just the right thing to do it good for the economy… it’s rockstar economics! Read More