Shad are Rad

Most species I guide and fish for make you work for it.  That is why they call it fishing and not catching right?  Well going hickory shad fishing is more like going catching, unless they are not there.  I made my annual trip down to Weldon, NC for the shad run last week.  I always [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boat Dog

I got Charlie a year ago from the Humane Society when he was 8 weeks old.  Charlie is a Lab/Doberman  mix and has been a outstanding member of my family.  I have been wanting to get him out in my drift boat for quite sometime now.  Yesterday the opportunity came about for myself and him [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SmithFly Digi Pouch

I met the owner of SmithFly at the Winston-Salem, NC Fly Fishing Show last month.  Ethan has a bunch of functional packs and pouches.  What really got my attention was the Digi Pouch.  This is the first camera dry bag I have seen that was designed to carry a SLR.  I never like to carry my [...]

By | March 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fly Tying in Lynchburg

If you are in or around Lynchburg, VA this coming Saturday I will be doing a tying class at Anglerslane. Starts at 8:30am and price is $20 per person. Contact Anglerslane at 434-385-0200 if you are interested. I will be teaching my Winter Foam Stone (dryfly) and a foam body Sneaky Pete (bass popper).

By | January 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here We Go Again

Mother Nature has dropped the water on us once again.  It will be a few or more days before we will be back on the water for musky.   I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Santa brings them that new fly rod!

By | December 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Redfish 2013

Just got back from a week at  OIB beach with my family.  We have been vacationing there for six years now and each time we head down there I load the kayak on the car for hopes of catching some redfish.  I was able to get out 5 days and fish the high tide which [...]

By | September 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Please come down!

Back from the beach with high hopes of the river flows being back to normal, no such luck.  Well mother nature decided to give us more water on Thursday.  I have my fingers crossed for this coming week, hope I do not have to cancel anymore trips. 

By | June 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Hit Leesville Lake today to see if the cicada hatch is getting the fish looking up and boy were they.  Incredible sight fishing for carp, bass, and even catfish were looking for the tasty cicadas. It was a absolute blast casting to the carp and watching them come up and slurp the fly. This is [...]

By | May 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

High water and Mr. Green Pants

Well it started raining last Monday and didn't quit till Wednesday evening.  The problem was we got like 5 or 6 inches of rain.  Well you can imagine what that did to our rivers, the flood word would be accurate.  Itching to get on the water after cancelling my guided trips for the week my [...]

By | May 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming!

I barely remember the last one.  I was thirteen years old.  I do remember the fish going nuts over the cicadas, everything and anything where eating them.  I'm looking forward to this as every other red blooded fly fisherman should be to.  Time to start tying some cicadas and getting ready for the chaos. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/cicadapocalypse-2013-what-you-need-to-know [...]

By | April 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments