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 never liked using dumbbell eyes on an EP crab. The eyes just get in the way of the crab body build. I mean its OK and all, the crabs with dumbbell eyes are fine but I also just don’t like using up my dumbbell eyes, of which I never have enough of, on a … More EP Crab w/o Dumbbell eyes
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
I was a big fan of Jose Wejebe and his show Spanish Fly. We lost a great fisherman when he was killed in an ulralight plane crash. My only complaint with his show is that he did not do a lot of fly fishing shows. It is no surprise then that my favorite show was … More Louisiana Toad
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
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
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!