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
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
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)
I’m on a kick just tying well-known patterns. They will go in my box for my own use. Bissett’s Mud Bug is another pattern, like the Louisiana Toad, created by a well-known Louisiana guide and sold by Orvis at the local Orvis store and online, below: Here’s mine. Maybe I clipped it too clean, but … More Bissett’s Mud Bug
The Kwan fly, a long-time popular redfish fly, started with the popular Kwan crab fly, characterized by the long, tan colored tail usually made with craft fur or EP fibers and usually having bars on it like a fish, made with a marker. Also characteristic is some orange included on the crab to represent the … More Ambassador of Kwan
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
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