Crawfish or Redfish

When my client and friend Chris asked me if I wanted to go back to Louisiana, I didn't hesitate to say yes.  The first trip down last December was unbelievable.  I don't know how I got so lucky. I figured it would be a year or years before I would go back, not a month [...]

By |2016-01-17T16:45:55+00:00January 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing Older in Louisiana

I had the most incredible birthday this week.  A few months ago I received a phone call from one of my best clients, Kool Uncle Kenny.  Ken asked me if I would like to go with him to New Orleans to fish the Louisiana marsh for the chance at a redfish over 20 pounds.  Without [...]

By |2015-12-12T15:52:39+00:00December 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Prefer Them Wild

Living in a state like Virginia that has abundance of trout fishing for stocked or hatchery raised I prefer my trout to be wild.  I'm not apposed to fishing for stocked trout and I do, but there is something special about that wild fish. The colors of a wild fish are very beautiful and typically [...]

By |2015-10-20T14:19:20+00:00October 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Its Done!

Rain, rain, and more rain has been the norm this week.  Weather men claim its done tomorrow and the sun will show it's lovely self again.  The rain was needed but like most of the time its either not enough or to much.  Unfortunately the weather put a end to my smallmouth bass fishing for [...]

By |2015-10-05T01:44:20+00:00October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Channel Bass

Heck of a start to vacation on Sunday. Jordan a friend of mine graciously poled me around NC marsh for 9 hours on the hunt for redfish.  We found fish in just about every spot we looked.  Right out of the gate I put the fly in front of two fish and when I saw [...]

By |2015-06-09T13:40:59+00:00June 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virginia Fly Fishing Festival

Looking forward to the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival this weekend in Waynesboro, VA! If your coming stop by the booth and say hello. I will be giving a presentation on Saturday at 10am and on Sunday at 3pm at the Mossy Creek Tent. Hope to see you there!

By |2015-04-10T12:02:13+00:00April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shads Here

Nothing says Spring like shad fishing.  I headed down to Weldon, NC yesterday to fish the Roanoke River for the shad run.  I have been doing this now for about 10 years and I always look forward to going.  Shad are thick in the river now.  With the shad in the river the striped bass [...]

By |2015-03-24T14:15:35+00:00March 24th, 2015|Striper Fishing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over and Done

Yesterday I made the trek back to the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute in Hayes, VA.  With a little over  three hour ride I had a lot to think about.  My thoughts were wether I would pass my test this time and what was my plan if I didn't.  I felt like I was ready but my nerves [...]

By |2015-03-06T00:50:16+00:00March 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2015

Well I just got back home from the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Asheville, NC.  Guides, fishing managers, and Orvis employees from the east, west, north, south, and everywhere in-between gathered for a few days to talk fishing, business, and have a good time.  Highland Brewing Company, Southern Culture on the fly, and the Orvis Company [...]

By |2015-02-21T17:02:45+00:00February 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Weeks of Hell

I got this crazy idea a couple years back and it took a couple years to actually act on it.  About a month ago I signed up for a school in Hayes, VA to get my captains license.  I have a few friends that have their license and I thought how hard could it be. [...]

By |2015-02-16T03:17:46+00:00February 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments