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About Flycasters Workshop

Flycaster’s Workshop is a collection of the best fly casting tips by Joe Mahler, who is best-known as a fly fishing author and illustrator. His work appears in Fly Fisherman Magazine, Outdoor Life, and other publications. You can see Joe casting away in national television commercials for Bass Pro Shops, Tracker, and Mako Boats.

Even though he lives surrounded by world-class beaches and saltwater backcountry, Joe’s first love is freshwater fishing for Florida bass, bluegill, peacocks, and other exotics. His easy-going approach and effortless casting style make him a popular guest speaker at fishing clubs and sports shows.

Interested in partnering with Joe? Learn more about how we can work together.


Joe Mahler's Strawboss Fly advertisement

Joe Mahler’s StrawBoss Fly

The StrawBoss is a subsurface bucktail fly perfectly weighted to create its signature back-and-forth movement that mimics a lifelike swimming motion. The StrawBoss’ design maximizes its time in the strike zone, making it a fly that fish and fisherman alike can’t pass up.

Mahler’s innovative StrawBoss fly pattern has been featured in Fly Tier Magazine and is a favorite in fresh and salt water. It is suitable for all warm water game fish including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. With the StrawBoss, anglers can fish with the certainty of success!

Color selection: white, chartreuse/white, pink/white, olive/white, black/red, and tan/pink.
Hook sizes: 2, 4, 6

Price: $9.00 each

Free shipping on orders of a dozen or more.

How to Order

Please email or call (239) 898 0263

Fishing Books

Joe has written and illustrated two books published by Stackpole Books. These handy pocket-sized guides have full-color, easy-to-follow detailed illustrations of all the best modern knots, rigs, loops, and leaders for fly fishing and how professional guides use them.

Each knot is meticulously illustrated with ample detail to actually teach you how to tie it, unlike some knot books that leave you guessing. The leader diagrams, knot-tying tips and tricks, and information on rigging strike indicators are just a few things that make Joe Mahler’s knot guides different from the others.

Essential Knots & Rigs for Trout

Essential Knots & Rigs for Trout teaches more than 50 knots specifically for fly fishers and modern tackle, and detailed rigging information for nymphs, dry flies, and streamers.

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Essential Knots & Rigs for Saltwater

Essential Knots & Rigs for Saltwater teaches 43 knots such as Slim Beauty, Location X knot, and more.

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