The “Samurai” System, “Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Fast”

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”

Fly Fishin’ for the Mission Tournament

Just wanted to mention this fly fishing tournament in Louisiana April 28-29.   Entries fees are going to help support Mission Six which is a nonprofit organization that specializes in giving back to veterans, law enforcement, and first responders through kayak fishing excursions.   We certainly all hope that this year’s tournament will be as big or … More Fly Fishin’ for the Mission Tournament

From Inside the Stripping Bucket

Fly fishing is the Rodney Dangerfield of fishing because the push-button folks just don’t know any better.  But then, stripping buckets are the Rodney Dangerfield of FLY fishing, because most fly fishing folks don’t know any better, in my opinion.  Fly line management seems to be ignored  by almost everyone except saltwater fly fishers and even … More From Inside the Stripping Bucket

Hello Jack Crevalle!

I managed to squeeze in a trip to Louisiana to fish with what I consider one of the best saltwater fly guides in LA, Miles Larose, @Shallowsouth.   I got the call after one of his fly-in clients had to cancel due to Harvey’s effect on air travel or maybe he got nervous due to all … More Hello Jack Crevalle!