Myself and a couple of club members made our first DIY, kayak, redfish trip of the year. Had a good time but the fishing wasn’t good, primarily I think because the tides have changed to a high tide in the mid-day. It happens this time of year. I picked a day when there was a … More Nobody from Mississippi Fishes Like That
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
The second Sweetwater Classic is set for March 11/12. This fly fishing tournament, put on by the Gulf Coast Council of the Fly Fishers International, is a small but fun tournament. Thanks to my attendance to Gulf Council events over the years, I have met many of the members of other clubs in our council. … More Sweetwater Classic – More than a Tournament
I remember 9-11 2001 so distinctly. It was a beautiful September day, not unlike tomorrow will be… Well, I hope nothing happens like it did then. In light of current events, I can’t really be optimistic. But I’m living my life, in spite of current events… and the current people running things… Postscript: Had a … More Nine Eleven Coast Trip (postcript)
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
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
I have always heard of well-known fly casters putting a loop of fly line through a hula hoop but I’ve never seen it done. I was bored with my practice sessions and was looking for some way to make it interesting again, so I searched the Internet for a video but I found very little … More Yard Practice, Hula Hoop Loops
The Mississippi river doesn’t play well with fly fishing, but a few days out of the year the river is tame enough for a good day on the water. This past 4th of July was one of those days. Spring was long gone and summer well under way by July 1 when my USGS Water … More Jetty Hopping on the MS