Posts by Bill Mitchell

Salty Saturday - Scott Heliply 888 Fly Rod

Salty Saturday - Scott Heliply 888 Fly Rod

Scott Fly Rod Company’s 888 Heliply (8’8” 8 Line) is a classic saltwater stick. It was called ‘one of the best dozen rods ever made’ in one review. It has a cult following among Scott fans and people still seem to talk about how much they loved this rod..... Read more

by Bill Mitchell on 01/13/2018
Salty Saturday - Permit Fishing as seen by Bill Mitchell

Salty Saturday - Permit Fishing as seen by Bill Mitchell

Permit fishing is risky. Permit pose a risk to one’s reputation, ego and sensibilities, and especially to one’s hip pocket. To fish permit is to risk sanity. Permit care nothing for any of these things..... Read more

by Bill Mitchell on 11/11/2017
Bill Mitchell has gone feral!

Bill Mitchell has gone feral!

And so it came to pass that a small, rusty coloured carp ate my woolly bugger and gave me a great tug or war on my new Airflo Nemesis 5 weight..... Read more

by Bill Mitchell on 10/20/2016
Salty Saturdays - Playin' the slots on Long Island

Salty Saturdays - Playin' the slots on Long Island

New York, the City that never sleeps, the Big Apple, even New Amsterdam once upon a time before the Dutch traded it to the English in exchange for the Spice Islands. Whatever you call this place you must go there at least once in your life. Culture, architecture, history food, beer – it has it all. What people don’t know is that the place has an incredible fly fishery right on its doorstep..... Read more

by Bill Mitchell on 12/12/2015