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”

Horseback Fly Fishing, Mayfly Hatch on Rez, FCS

I watched the first episode of a television series about a ranch in Montana.  I won’t mention names or include pics because I am not familiar with the vagaries of copyright law.  They call Montana the “Blue Sky” state.  Well I am calling “Blue Sky” on a particular scene which had cowboys successfully fly fishing … More Horseback Fly Fishing, Mayfly Hatch on Rez, FCS

Just for Skiffs

I created the “Samurai” System for kayak fishing but soon found out that it is for skiff fishing too. Of course I bank fish with it also.  Basically  I don’t go fly fishing without it.  I might practice on the lawn without it but if I’m fishing, I have it. My old system is looking … More Just for Skiffs

Shadow Bass

Originally posted on Mountains to Marsh:
I wanted to take a moment to profile one of the more unique fish found in Southeast Louisiana – the shadow bass (Ambloplites ariommus).  In Louisiana they are only found in the sandy creeks that drain the Florida parishes – you won’t find them anywhere else in the state.…

Tidey McTideFace

A British government agency used an Internet contest to name one of their new scientific vessels.   It is no surprise then that the clear winner proposed by the public was “Boaty McBoatface”.  Serves the agency right for being lazy and phoning it in.  True to their word the government agency actually named it that.  Meet … More Tidey McTideFace