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”
Seven seconds from sight to the cast that caught the fish. Talking about the Samurai system doesn’t seem to always get my message across, so this weekend I put my new GoPro to work to try and capture the system in action. Its hard enough solo fishing with a fly rod in a kayak with … More See the Fish, Catch the Fish
Sung to Don Ho’s “Tiny Bubbles” : Tiny Muddlers, in my pond, make me happy, make me feel fine. The chartreuse and Indigo blue “Tiny Muddler” has become a popular fly purchase at BreamBugs.com. I created this sinking fly to target bream in the local ponds I fish. I had hundreds of Alaskan bead hooks … More Tiny Muddlers Make Me Happy, Make me Feel Fine
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
Slide loading is a fly casting technique whose term is as mysterious as the technique itself. So it is no surprise that you typically only hear the term in discussions with experienced distance casters. Of course, you may discover the technique accidentally and then look for the term which is what I did. I am … More The Slide Loading Epiphany
Common carp and grass carp are two similar but very different fish. I have a book on carp flies beside me and it gives a disclaimer that the book is full of flies for common carp, not grass carp. It makes clear that beyond the physiological and behavioral differences between grass carp and common carp, … More Early Spring Grass Carp Bite
I sent a system to one of my favorite Louisiana redfish and Jack Crevalle guides, Miles Larose. My buddy Rusty Hook booked a trip but I couldn’t make the trip with him and Miles had just received the “Samurai” System I had shipped him. He put it on and was wearing it with rod in … More “Samurai” System for Guides!
The foam and pvc chips are flying in the shop. One “Samurai” System is headed to the San Diego Fly Fishing Club to be given away at their June fundraiser, one to Texas and several will be headed to the Sowbug Roundup in March where the “Samurai” Fly Shop will be working with our … More Busy Spring Ahead for SFS
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
Made a quick trip down to Louisiana to fish with good friend “Rusty Hook”, who prefers to remain anonymous. Rusty was fishing all week but work would only allow me to fish one day and I picked the middle of the week to help accommodate by business schedule. It had been windy and cold on … More Super Blue Blood Moon Bulls
The Mississippi Gulf Coast was once a tarpon fishing destination. Reports of people catching fish off piers were common as were sightings of great schools of tarpon, which inspired one old timer to say they “were so thick you could walk from Biloxi beach to Deer Island on the backs of them”. That might be … More Good Things to Come Byme-By!
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!