Better Twist Management for Better Fly Casting

Chubby Checkers created “The Twist”, but I really don’t care for it much, especially in my fly line. Twist in fly line makes for numerous problems, especially for those of who cast long, shoot line, use stripping buckets and basically just want to make trouble free casts and avoid the dreaded “spaghetti monster”. So where … More Better Twist Management for Better Fly Casting

TRC for Safety

On a business trip out West it just so happened I was staying at a motel in Boise with a large pond behind it with a jogging/biking trail running between it and the Boise river. I had my flyrod with me me for just such an opportunity and I took advantage the next day when … More TRC for Safety

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

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