Saturday, November 25, 2017

The slowdown

How many fish are enough? It's a compelling question that deserves an answer, I like this guide Gray Struzniks approach.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Hatchery Trout

I always wondered how the hatcheries raise trout. This video answers those questions.

Friday, October 6, 2017

My man Garret with the Freshwater bonefish of the day.

It's quite humbling when you teach someone to fish and they out fish you! There comes a point when you have your cast down, you read water... and you  catch  more fish. Garett found that crossing point. Now is when you realize...

AHA! This will never end!


My follow up to the biggest fish of the night.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Largemouth vs Smallmouth Bass

A friend of mine sends me this picture of a recent catch.

He had been telling me how he had been catching Large-mouth in a system that had previously never had any; a system I have fished for 30 years.I recall telling him that when the great flood happened 6 years ago all manner of fish spilled into the creek from other systems (i.e  farmers ponds, lakes, other creeks).

It never occurred to me the bruisers I had been catching recently were Largemouth. I wasn't quite sure how to tell the difference. Then, I found this!

If the jaw extends past the eye its a Largemouth, to the center of the eye its a Smallmouth. Imagine my surprise that my home water has fish I always wished were there. When you think about it, fishing can be a communal act and we learn more when we learn and share together. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017


The thing that I love most about fly-fishing is that it never gets old; or when it does it is easy to re-engage my interest. Spey casting, Tenkara, Czech nymphing... There are so many ways to pursue our piscatorial admiration. I took out my Orvis water skeeter (one man pontoon boat) this evening. Did I forgot to mention flats, reef, brook, stream, creek, river, pond, lake, levy. The choices to keep me engaged compound exponentially. Today I chose pond.

Heavily over grown with weeds, algae, water grass, and other aquatic flora and fauna; It looks like Pickerel water. The choices continue to expand...topwater, streamers, nymphs.

It is Chain Pickerel water. It was my first time fishing this new place and it will be another choice to keep me peering down the rabbit hole(s) at all my many options.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Resin Update

I have recently changed resins for fly tying. Loon Outdoors is in my opinion the best. I am a fan of FlyFishFood and buy online from these guys (Utah based) and have tied many of their patterns displayed on their YouTube channel. These guys do their homework. There is an in depth review on their site of UV resins.

Cheech's Resin Shootout:

Curtis and Cheech (FlyFishFood) YouTube Channel: