Podcast: Don Davis of Breambugs.com Interviewed on Kayak Flyer

My brother Don, owner of Breambugs.com, was at the Sowbug Festival recently and bumped into a fly fishing/kayak podcaster, Shawn Seabaugh of Kayak Flyer. Of course I am a big fan of Don as he is my big brother. Don is the oldest of four brothers and I am the youngest. I have spent my … More Podcast: Don Davis of Breambugs.com Interviewed on Kayak Flyer

A Tale of Two Mules

My Dad told me a story that revolved around the untimely death of my grandfather. When Dad was eleven years old, my grandfather passed away while still a relatively young man, leaving my grandmother in pretty dire straits. It so happened the state was building a highway in front of the house at the time. … More A Tale of Two Mules

No Creeps Allowed

I can understand a person’s reluctance to take suggestions in changing their overhead cast. In my computer programming career, we had a saying that a programmer has a 50/50 chance of making a change to a complicated program without introducing a new bug. I am the same way about my overhead cast because it is … More No Creeps Allowed

Poke’n Fun

I’ve become interested in single-hand spey casting. The Spey casts are just more arrows in the quiver of a single-hander. There’s always some situation of minimal back cast room or need for an efficient change of direction, for example. To help understand the casts better I’ve started watching two-handed Spey casting videos. I found a … More Poke’n Fun

Roll Cast Practice/Instructor Tool

Recently I was looking through some issues of the FFI’s Fly Casting Journal “The Loop” (Fall 2020), and found an article by casting instructor Jody Martin, about a roll casting tool. The entire article can be found at: https://www.flyfishersinternational.org/Portals/0/Documents/Casting/The%20Loop/2020.NOV.LOOP.pdf?ver=fLJtHZ73o-zU_KtghOpYGQ%3d%3d The issue with doing roll casts on grass is there is no anchor for the fly … More Roll Cast Practice/Instructor Tool

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