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”

Will Consider

It’s almost been five years since I entered project 4248 in the MDEQ portal proposing to protect and restore the MS Point-Aux-Chenes shoreline and “possibly” the Grand Battures.  I have been trying to make noise, though I admit I’m not very good at this sort of thing.   My most recent attempts at funding a study … More Will Consider

Colluding with Russians for Better Fly Line Management

Unlike President Trump, I’ve been colluding with the Russians. And I like it! Yep, they seem to have something I’ve been looking for.  It won’t replace my stripping bucket, and certainly not my sight casting system I’ve developed, but this sure will travel better. It has a very vanilla name, the “fly fishing line holder”, … More Colluding with Russians for Better Fly Line Management

Peace with the Perch

When I was a very small child I went along on a family fishing trip to the gravel pit lakes of Glendale Mississippi.  The Glendale lakes near Hattiesburg were my Dad’s favorite fishing lakes apparently and now I just have to wonder about my name which is Glen and my cousin’s name Dale, as my … More Peace with the Perch

A Good Idea

I had a rare brainstorm this weekend.  A buddy called and suggested a quick afternoon trip for crappie.  Of course I haven’t fully transitioned from hunting into fishing and in my tying I skipped ahead to bream, not thinking about crappie being the first target species.  I had practically no crappie flies and so I … More A Good Idea