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”

TRC and Me

I made a trip to the Little Red River in Arkansas last week with my favorite people, my wife, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. We had a great time, I caught two really nice rainbows, 18 inches or better at Cow Shoals and with a guide we caught quite a few stockers, including a nice brown. … More TRC and Me

On a Few Fronts…

I hope everyone’s fishing is going well. I can’t get anything going myself. Booked a marsh trip for June, really looking forward to that because local fishing has sucked. Finally hooked into a few bream, including this nice one below. It’s about time. I think the bait fishermen have mostly cleaned them out of my … More On a Few Fronts…

Bissett’s Mud Bug

I’m on a kick just tying well-known patterns. They will go in my box for my own use. Bissett’s Mud Bug is another pattern, like the Louisiana Toad, created by a well-known Louisiana guide and sold by Orvis at the local Orvis store and online, below: Here’s mine. Maybe I clipped it too clean, but … More Bissett’s Mud Bug