Some time ago I was asked to present a program to a newly formed fly fishing club. The information I was asked to present was “how to use a kayak to fly fish for redfish”. My exact thought was “finally a topic where I excel!” Well, I did my absolute best to demonstrate the complexities … More The “Samurai” Towel, Just Add Water
After doing a program on the “Samurai” System at my fly fishing club, I was asked if I would show members how to build their own stripping bucket. The workshop will address a stripping bucket only because not everybody does the kayak/sight casting thing and the rod holder/paddle holders are harder to make. Someone … More Build-a-bucket Workshop
Last week’s trip to Woodland Plantation, near Port Sulphur La, got off to a shaky start with storms cancelling some of the group’s flights and Monday’s fishing as well. Rain poured down outside the “Spirits Hall” while we stuffed ourselves with delicious multiple courses. We all went to bed with full bellies but with rain … More Woodland Plantation Last Week
I have made a list of a few questions I have been asked about using the system that I thought I would answer here: What about the little bend in the rod when the system is “cocked and locked”, will it potentially put a set in my flyrod? When you catch a fish, does the … More Frequently Asked Questions
Back in September my wife I were attending the Friday night dinner that opened the Gulf Coast Fly Fair in Ocean Springs. It’s a fun gathering and everybody has a favorite thing, whether it be the blind auctions or raffles and certainly the good food and fellowship by themselves make it worth attending. It’s all … More Father-Son Redfish Trip
Seven seconds from sight to the cast that caught the fish. Talking about the Samurai system doesn’t seem to always get my message across, so this weekend I put my new GoPro to work to try and capture the system in action. Its hard enough solo fishing with a fly rod in a kayak with … More See the Fish, Catch the Fish
I had a great one day charter trip this week to Louisiana for Jack Crevalle with guide Miles (@shallowsouth) and friend Kyle. My biggest fish was 31 lbs and most of the fish were from 25-30 lbs. Considering that the state fly rod record is 30.56 lbs caught in 2002 and that fish was the … More Big Jacks, Big Fun!
After my fourth of July success with white bass I monitored the river levels closely for a return to the 23.5 mark where I had found good water. An online forecast comes out every Wednesday, published by the Army Corps of Engineers. The forecast is very accurate, especially if you use it for only … More Fishing for Stripers, “Down the Rock Island Line!”
The Mississippi river doesn’t play well with fly fishing, but a few days out of the year the river is tame enough for a good day on the water. This past 4th of July was one of those days. Spring was long gone and summer well under way by July 1 when my USGS Water … More Jetty Hopping on the MS
My new foam stripping bucket is really winning the war against the dreaded “Flying Spaghetti Monster”. Unlike Pastafarians who wear colanders in devotion to the “Flying Spaghetti Monster”, I use my new stripping basket to keep him away. For those of you unfamiliar with Pastafarians, go to this Wiki link. Believe me I am not … More Pastafarians Rejoice!