February’s HCFT Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack February 05, 2016

Welcome to February’s Tie One Off challenge. Remember, in order to be eligible for the prize you must be signed up for our SWC Newsletter. You can sign up under the […]

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Decembers HCFT Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack December 04, 2015

Welcome to Decembers HCFT Tie One Off challenge. We are changing things up a bit this month. Due to the overwhelming response we’ve had to this little giveaway we’ve been […]

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August’s Hardcore Fly Tying Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack August 07, 2015

Welcome to August’s Tie One Off challenge. Remember, in order to be eligible for the prize you must be signed up for our SWC Newsletter. You can sign up under […]

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Hardcore Fly Tying Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack July 03, 2015

Welcome to July’s Tie One Off challenge. Remember, in order to be eligible for the prize you must be signed up for our SWC Newsletter. You can sign up under […]

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Forgotten Clips from 2014

by Chris Lewis April 27, 2015

~ Tex

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Hemingway Type Stuff

by Dustin Pack March 10, 2015

I first met Capt. Derek Rust at the SWC Christmas party this past December. I knew about him through some of the SWC guys and heard nothing but great things about the […]

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Long H i atus

by Derek October 27, 2014

To say that I haven’t posted anything in a long while would be an understatement.  I have a list of excuses, but I don’t even want to hear them myself. […]

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Rainy Days

by Derek October 26, 2014

The weather in the Keys has totally gone to crap the last few days.  Endless rain and wind have me cooped up in the house, and it’s starting to get […]

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St Brandon’s- A Fly Fishing gem

by Chris Bladen May 14, 2014

  A month ago, I found myself frantically packing and re-packing my bags after a short notice opportunity to visit St Brandon’s atoll with well known guiding co Flycastaway. This […]

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‘The Patch’ no more

by Paul Cunningham May 12, 2014

We have this place, well we did, but it’s gone now. It was nicknamed ‘the patch’ and it was unlike any other. There is no real way to explain it, […]

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Old Man Winter

by Derek December 16, 2013

Well, it’s about that time of year where the fishing in the Keys makes a drastic change. The north winds have began to blow and the temps are dropping. Old […]

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Cheetos and Reese’s Pieces….

by Dan Decibel October 29, 2013

Had a busy day at work yesterday, I got home pretty late. As I finished eating my dinner, I quickly made a dash to my bed for some rest. As […]

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Over Due

by Derek October 25, 2013

September and October for me was relatively casual. I didn’t have much much work going on, I got to do plenty of traveling, and I got to spend some time […]

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Long Paddle

by Chris Lewis October 24, 2013

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What Are the Odds?!

by Chris Lewis September 30, 2013

Ever since I have moved to South Florida 3 years ago the “Big 3” have consumed me. The Grand Slam (Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon in one day) seemed like a distant […]

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The Art of Friendship

by Eric Estrada September 17, 2013

For myself, these past few weeks have been extremely hectic. I have been swamped with commissioned work since mid June, and with a few events approaching, my free time has […]

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F a L L

by Derek September 10, 2013

Well, firstly, I would personally like to welcome Fall back to the Florida Keys. We have been waiting a long time for you… This is hands down my favorite time […]

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The End Is Near

by Derek July 31, 2013

With the guide season coming to a fast approaching close, the anticipation of some time off is hard to bare.  In 2 weeks, we make our return to the Bahamas […]

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Canvas & Acrylics

by Eric Estrada July 10, 2013

Well, with all of this terrible weather, I haven’t been able to fish too much. So I’ve had some time to spend on the easel and focus on some artwork. […]

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A Few New Pictures

by Derek July 01, 2013

Just a few new pictures from recent days on the water.  Enjoy!

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Bonefishing has been good….

by Chris Lewis June 17, 2013

Really good! The permit continue to show themselves but they haven’t been playing nice like the bonefish. The biggest emotional let down in fly fishing for me…when the permit hard […]

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Tarpon Season

by Derek June 15, 2013

Well, we have been in full blown tarpon season for a while now.  I have to admit, I’m kinda ready for them to leave.  The days are long, and days […]

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Come Fly With Me

by Chris Lewis May 27, 2013

SUP Permit on FLY – Quickie VII. Enjoy and Happy Memorial Day! Cheers ~ Tex

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Midnight in the Marquesas

by Chris Lewis May 24, 2013

It was like a scene right out of “Life of Pi”. The moon was brighter than I have ever seen it in my whole life. I knew there was water […]

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