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

Ambassador of Kwan

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

Better Twist Management for Better Fly Casting

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

TRC for Safety

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