I remember an episode of the sit-com “WKRP Cincinnatti” where Les Nesman, the agriculture-focused news anchor was being hit on by some seductress. She said to him in a husky voice, “I like to think that a person’s name says a lot about the type of person he is. What was your name again? ” … More Support Project 4248, Protect Point Aux Chenes Bay Shoreline!
No, I’m not waxing metaphorical, I am really and truly waiting for the tides to change! This is a tough time of year for a fly casting sight caster and his trusty kayak because the high tides are all in the middle of the day, when sight casters would much rather have skinny water. Now … More Waiting for the Tides to Change
I have always heard of well-known fly casters putting a loop of fly line through a hula hoop but I’ve never seen it done. I was bored with my practice sessions and was looking for some way to make it interesting again, so I searched the Internet for a video but I found very little … More Yard Practice, Hula Hoop Loops
Yikes! My title sounds like one I should have saved for Halloween. Actually I just had some observations I thought others might be interested in. Nothing to be afraid of, but I will provide this warning, these are observations I made, for me, your own results may vary. If readers think I have made any … More Spaghetti Monsters, Dreaded Distal Heaps, Creeps and Dark Shadows
My son Chris and I made a one day trip down to the Louisiana marshes. It’s a three hour drive, so down in back in one day is six hours of driving. But, based on a forecast of full sun and little wind, which would be good for sight casting, we wanted to get … More One Day, Middle of the Week, Kayak Trip
I made some notes about stand-up vs sit-down fly fishing from a kayak this weekend. I wanted to make a short trip to a friend’s lake for a little bream fishing and my Kajun Kayak was hanging up in the garage but my 14.5 foot sit-in which I have had for about 20 years was … More Stand-up for Fly Fishing
The term “Marsh Madness” is just about worn out, so this is just a note to say I am headed to the marsh and will soon be “Marsh Mellow”. Hopefully I will have some fish pics to post soon. The fish will be small and spooky so I’m taking my light landing, deer hair imitation … More Marsh Mellow
With the Samurai System, starting with a kayak paddle held in both hands, one can: while standing in a kayak, after sighting a fish, stow the paddle quietly acquire the fly rod in the casting hand, and make a 40 foot or greater fly-cast (whatever length you feel safe to keep in the stripping bucket) … More The “Samurai” System, “Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Fast”
I had bream rising to the surface all over a subdivision lake last week during the last twenty minutes or so of dusk. The bream were eating mosquitoes and were in deep water and shallow water, just all over the pond. Before I go on any more about mosquitoes I have to mention something that … More Lovin’ Them Bream!
Last December’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