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  • Why I Keep a Simpler Foam Fly in the Fly Box… Catches Fish!

    By / May 11, 2021 / Fishing

    Here is the full video from the earlier post! Started the trip intending to test another simple fly pattern. But, was stopped short when I lost the fly after hooking a fish. No worries, had the Simpler Foam Fly in the fly box. Tied it on the 4wt combo and caught and released a few… [read more]

  • Get Started Fly Fishing | Try a Simpler Foam Fly Pattern!

    By / May 6, 2021 / Fishing

    The other day I tied a variant of a Foam Grasshopper Pattern that used a rectangle shaped foam pattern to make a two segment body. It worked well on Bluegill and a Bass, too! Taking it one step simpler, shortened the rectangle so I could tie the pattern with only one body segment. The end… [read more]

  • Easy bluegill fishing fly | Foam Rectangle Fly?

    By / May 4, 2021 / Fishing

    Pond fishing with the 4wt Fly Rod and Reel! Wanted to try a simple fishing fly that did not require lots of material! Took a rectangle cutout of 2mm closed cell foam and tied it on to a size 12 hook. Added legs… then fished it to a bed of Bluegill. It works!

  • Suzuki 2.5HP Outboard Motor Review | Questions and Answers

    By / May 1, 2021 / Fishing

    Answering the mail from questions that have come in from folks, hope this helps…. do post in the comments if there are more questions. Where purchased? Porta-Bote, Suzuki Outboard TeamWhat was the total cost? 839.81 TTLWhy did I buy it? Light weight and convenient, works on 12 foot Jon BoatTrolling Motor compared to Outboard Motor?… [read more]

  • Jon Boat Fishing | Easy Catfishing at the Local Lake

    By / April 30, 2021 / Fishing

    Still breaking in the new Suzuki 2.5hp Outboard but finally got to go fishing, too! Started out catch bait – Shad, at the boat ramp. Then, ran to a few submerged trees for a chance at Crappie. No luck on the Crappie, so opted to run the motor a little before deciding to anchor in… [read more]

  • Fly Fishing Tips from the Little Red Book of Fly Fishing | iFishNews Fishing Podcast 39

    By / April 26, 2021 / Fishing

    Number 20 in the “Little Red Book of Fly Fishing” podcast series where I review fly fishing tips…. This week it’s tips 88 through 93!Tip 88: Getting to the Bottom of ThingsTip 89: Time on Water Equals Fish, Part 1Tip 90: Time on Water Equals Fish, Part 2Tip 91: Switch Bugs on an Obvious RefusalTip… [read more]

  • Fishing Airfield Park | Fort Worth, Texas

    By / April 18, 2021 / Fishing

    Fished a new place for the first time, Airfield Park in Fort Worth, Texas. Mainly small Sunfish, Bluegill, and Longear… and a Bass! Started with Roostertails, Beetlespins, Micro Crankbaits, and a Foam Spider. Ended with a Near Deere casting with the Dual Micro Fly Rod used as a Micro Flyrod! Fun stuff!

  • Jon Boat Preparations | Ran the 2.5hp Suzuki… Liking It!

    By / April 14, 2021 / Fishing

    Fishing updates and related activities from the Team! Finally made it to the local lake to run the 2.5hp Suzuki Outboard. So far so good!

  • Jon Boat Upgrade | Clamp on Seat and DIY Tool

    By / April 12, 2021 / Fishing

    A quick upgrade to the old jon boat… seat clamps, padded seat, and a diy tool to tighten the bolts easier. Really comfortable, plus can move it from the bow to stern seat easily!

  • BFS Fishing | More Micro Crankbaits

    By / April 12, 2021 / Fishing

    More fishing with the Dual BFS Micro Fly Rod. Fished micro crankbaits – Rebel Crawdad, Walmart Minnow, and a Rapala Husky Jerk. Was a tough go with the Rebel Crawdad’s barbless hook and keeping the fish on the hook. Did get several with the minnow crankbaits!

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