I purchased a tenkara rod a few months back after a fly shop owner told me he was using it with his young son. It sounded like a great idea, no reel, very light, and the same motion of casting a fly rod. What sold me on it is the rod is 11 feet long [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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).
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!
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]