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

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

Bissett’s Mud Bug

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

Louisiana Toad

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