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
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
Catching the mayfly bite at the Barnett Reservoir requires teamwork. I am lucky to have a coworker that travels the Trace in the morning and I have asked, no, begged him to let me know when he sees mayflies on his way to work near the reservoir. This week I got a text from him … More As Luck Would Have It
I can’t attribute this saying to anyone in particular, but I have heard that “weeds are just plants no one has found a use for“. When someone discovers a medicinal use, aroma, stink or flower for a weed, the weed gets a name. A lot of our fly casts found their way into our … More Get your Roll Cast Out of the Weeds
Have you ever needed to roll cast 60 feet or better with a heavy, weighted fly? I have and I couldn’t do it. I was bonefishing in Andros. We had fished flats all day, having a good day on the flats, when I noticed the guide was pushing me toward a point which had deeper, … More Tongariro Roll Casting for Stillwater
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
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
Last weekend I got the following water level alert for the MS River: This is an alert I have set for certain jetties on the MS River. I have it set to start alerting me whenever the Vicksburg gauge gets to 24 feet which is just when the tallest rocks of the jetties come out … More Dog Days are for Rock Hounds!
I remember an episode of the sit-com “WKRP Cincinnatti” where Les Nesman, the agriculture-focused news anchor was being hit on by some seductress. She said to him in a husky voice, “I like to think that a person’s name says a lot about the type of person he is. What was your name again? ” … More Support Project 4248, Protect Point Aux Chenes Bay Shoreline!
No, I’m not waxing metaphorical, I am really and truly waiting for the tides to change! This is a tough time of year for a fly casting sight caster and his trusty kayak because the high tides are all in the middle of the day, when sight casters would much rather have skinny water. Now … More Waiting for the Tides to Change