Decided to try another pond that we have not fished for some time. This time went to the pond behind In-N-Out Burger in Allen. It’s formal name is Eagles Nest Catch and Release Pond but we like to call it In-N-Out Pond for ease of reference. Brought the six weight Switch Rod this time, and… [read more]
Held a YouTube Q&A session to answer questions from Readers about the wooden trout net we are making. Intent was to build one that would be durable, did not tangle with fishing flies when landing a fish, and could be made cheaply without special tools…
Fighting a cold this past week but finally got to wet a line this morning. Decided to bring the Redington 4 Weight Rod with the Ross Flystart #2 Reel this time. A fun rod we like to use in local ponds during the trout stocking season. For the pond, we went to the Village Trails… [read more]
Been fighting a cold plus still got lots of work to do with our day jobs. Did get to tinker around with the homemade wooden trout net. Still have a ways to go but hope to be done by trout stocking time! Once the frame is finished, will add a paracord handle wrap, magnet release… [read more]
Fishing Addiction #4 is the case where a Fishing Addict continues to fish despite approaching inclement weather. Typically, a stray Summer rain shower may pop up while we are out fishing. Most often, it is “just a cloud” passing through, and in short order, we can resume fishing once the cloud passes. Other times, we… [read more]
Was a tough day on Lavon today with lots of winds and waves. Put out jug lines and had a couple of strikes but no Catfish. Did land a Gaspergou to avoid a strikeout! windy day #juglining #jugfishing on #lakelavon today. at least we did not strikeout… caught a #gaspergou #fishing A post shared… [read more]
More practice with the Switch Rod. This time went to Plano East Senior High School to fish the catch and release ponds. Ongoing construction has limited access to one of the ponds but still managed to catch a fish or two! One was a Bass went for a Tube Popper Fishing Fly, another was a… [read more]
Made it to the Blue River today to check things out. Great day to go… only one little Bass this round but did get lots of casting practice in with the Switch Rod – 6 Weight Cabelas TLR combined with the Liquid Lamson 4 and the Rio Switch Chucker line is balancing well. Getting great… [read more]
Cool temps has us itching for trout fishing. Not able to go, but did get a round of casting practice with the switch rod. Even managed to catch a bass. Went with different casts including the modified switch cast where we tuck the rod butt under in our armpit and don’t lift our shoulder to… [read more]
Had a question from one of our Readers about the fishing rigs we used when kayak fishing for Striped Bass on Lake Texoma. Put a video clip together describing what we used recently. Things change so be prepared to change lures until you find a pattern! For the most part, we like to have on… [read more]
Busy work week so far but always have fishing in mind. In this example, said fishing addict selected a backpack based on its capability to hold a Micro Fly Rod, fly boxes, etc… by chance, the laptop and work related equipment fits, too. May they never find a cure… fishing addiction! PS: Did fish a… [read more]
This next video snippet shows the classic case where said fishing addict has decided the next fish caught will be the last fish for the trip but that is not the case… may there never be a cure! PS: Micro Fly Rod built last night works really well at casting… larger rod guides worked!
Mixing things up and starting a video snippet series to give Viewers a sense of the fishing addiction that has plagued us for many years… this one is called “One More Trout”. Took a spill one Winter while fishing, needed one more Trout to make a limit, temps were above freezing so had to go… [read more]
Been wanting a rubber trout net for some time but keep getting sidetracked with other things. Decided to “bend” some wood and make a wooden trout net. Bending is done, just need to make a handle, glue, and finish. Also, short on the rubber net replacement to install to the frame when done. Then, while… [read more]
Broke out the telescoping Micro Fly Rod this round. It’s the second version we made several years ago, and the one we keep in our backpack at the ready in case we see “fishy” waters while out and about during the work week! This round it was little Sunfish and Bluegill at Celebration Park’s North… [read more]
Been itching to test the DIY Tanago Rod we made using an Ice Fishing Rod blank and a Wine Cork. Looks like it works on the little Bluegill and Sunfish. Next step is to try catching a little minnow!
Lastest iFishNews is posted. This one focuses on Micro Fishing where you catch small fish on tiny hooks and the lightest of gear! Do check it out – August 31, 2017!
Early start this morning had us fishing Bethany Lakes with the Foam Grasshopper in size 14. Caught several fish – little Bass and Bluegill. Then, had brunch in Dallas at the Katy Trail Ice House, followed by a little hiking on the Katy Trail. While out and about checked out Turtle Creek and saw lots… [read more]
Hosted the fly tying demo at Bethany Lakes yesterday. Was concerned about the rain but luckily it stayed dry. Just in case, we setup at one of the covered picnic areas overlooking one of the ponds. Had two enthusiasts join the demo, and in short order, we had tied a size 10 and size 14… [read more]
Received an update from Steve in Australia… Great to hear the Near Deere is getting bit in OZ! Thanks for the update Steve! My two fishing trips were to Marysville Lake and Don Road Lake at Healesville. At Marysville I used my 12 foot tenkara rod as well as a spinning rod with a Crystal Cast… [read more]