Have you ever needed to roll cast 60 feet or better with a heavy, weighted fly? I have and I couldn’t do it. I was bonefishing in Andros. We had fished flats all day, having a good day on the flats, when I noticed the guide was pushing me toward a point which had deeper, … More Tongoriro Roll Casting for Stillwater
I thought I would do a post about our Spring saltwater trip. This is mostly a kayak trip, although jon boats with an outboard are a good idea too. If I had a fleet of flats boats in a marina on the coast somewhere I guess we would do something different. If you have a … More Club Saltwater Trip Info
It’s almost been five years since I entered project 4248 in the MDEQ portal proposing to protect and restore the MS Point-Aux-Chenes shoreline and “possibly” the Grand Battures. I have been trying to make noise, though I admit I’m not very good at this sort of thing. My most recent attempts at funding a study … More Will Consider
A friend and I saw an opportunity to fish what looked like a promising summer tide recently and though parameters were not really that great, we took a chance. This is the tide we were expecting below: This is the tide we got (red line): So you can see the flat top red line over … More Vanishing Point Continues to Vanish (MS PAC)
I’ve been checking for mayflies at the Rez every other day or so. No bueno. Actually, I have seen a few in the grass, just a handful, which seems weird. In the grass, not in the trees. They flew up out the grass after swatting the high grass with a stick. Very few mayflies, literally … More Anticipation… It’s Making Me Wait!
My wife got the notion to visit our daughter in Ocean Springs because the weather was going to be nice. She gave me the hint by asking me if the tides were good for fishing the weekend of Saturday April 27. She knows me pretty well. Upon checking I was expecting the tide to be … More Looking for the Goldilocks Zone
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
When I was a very small child I went along on a family fishing trip to the gravel pit lakes of Glendale Mississippi. The Glendale lakes near Hattiesburg were my Dad’s favorite fishing lakes apparently and now I just have to wonder about my name which is Glen and my cousin’s name Dale, as my … More Peace with the Perch
Due to very dynamic weather in March, booking a date for a marsh sight casting trip is always risky. Nevertheless, my buddy Rusty Hook and I managed to pull off an excellent marsh trip this past weekend, the 23rd and 24th of March. We had picked the dates a month before, after our guide … More March Marsh Trip +Chandeleur!
After success with catfish at my office lake on epoxy pond snails (Tales of Snails and Weather Spells), I decided to shape one as a spoon fly. I was hoping the catfish would take it for a pond snail when fishing it slow, and the wiggle when retrieving it might trigger a strike from “whatever”. I … More Water Beetle Spoon Fly?