Trout Fishing Frisco Commons with TFO 6wt, Micro Fly Rod, and Griffith’s Gnats!

By / February 17, 2019 / Fishing

Cold temps Saturday morning – February 16, 2019! Decided to go a round at Frisco Commons for some recently stocked Rainbow Trout. Trout derby was held last weekend; was not able to make it. Temps were in the low 30s, had to bundle up well… layered clothing did the trick but still forgot the gloves… [read more]

Another Coffee Mug from the Field Team!

By / February 16, 2019 / Fishing

We like fishing, we like coffee… if we cannot go fishing, a cup of coffee will do for now. At least temporarily! See more at… I’d Rather Be…

Ukulele and Q&A and Near Deere Give Away!

By / February 15, 2019 / Fishing

Starting an impromptu live stream for some ukulele fun and fishing Q&A! Plus a Near Deere Give Away with a twist… This round we are giving away two White Near Deere tied on 1/80oz fly jigs and one Marilyn Monroe Tenkara Fly. The extra weight of the 1/80 oz fly jigs helps fishing deeper spots… [read more]

Quick Post – Tips for Fishing for Stocked Trout in Ponds

By / February 13, 2019 / Fishing

Here is a post to answer a question posted on Facebook about fishing for stocked trout in ponds. As a general rule, we like to use ultralight spinning gear lined with 4lbs or 6lbs mono when fishing with bait and lures. For baits, we tend to Powerbait, PowerWorms, Corn, Salmon Eggs, and Cheese, and Bread…. [read more]

How We Stay Aware of Fishing “Happenings”… #ifishnews

By / February 11, 2019 / Fishing

Here is a website – we maintain that is more a fishing information and news aggregator than a traditional website or blog. It has fishing info and reports from our area in North Texas and Oklahoma as well as fishing information around the USA and other parts of the world. We started it as… [read more]

Cold Round Trout Fishing Rowlett Community Park!

By / February 10, 2019 / Fishing

Able to get a round fo trout fishing at Rowlett Community Park Saturday morning. Was a tough go with temps in the 30s and a slow bite. Fished a Near Deere in White, then Pink, and then back to White without success. Added a Berkley Powerworm and started getting strikes but could not hook them…. [read more]

Product Review – Why We Like The Corqs Strike Indicator!

By / February 4, 2019 / Fishing

After trying different strike indicators over the years, settled on this find – the Corqs Strike Indicator! Made out of cork and a rubber O-ring; it does not slip and casts well. Do check out our product review of the Corqs Strike Indicator where we talk about why we like it as well as detail… [read more]

Fished LLELA and Struck Out But…!

By / February 2, 2019 / Fishing

Learned trout were stocked earlier this week at LLELA – Lake Lewisville Ecological Learning Area. Not been to LLELA for awhile, decided to give it a go. Brought the 6wt TFO Flyrod and the Echo Ion 6/7wt lined with the OPST Commando Head, Airflo Superfast Sinking Line, and the Coated Running Line. Great opportunity to… [read more]

LLELA Video Playlist

By / February 1, 2019 / Fishing

Video of fishing trips to Lake Lewisville Ecolgical Learning Area – LLELA. May be of interest to those who may want to fish for trout recently stocked this week!

Bethany Lakes, OPST Commando Head, TFO 6wt, and 11 Fishing Flies!

By / January 27, 2019 / Fishing

Yesterday’s practice casting of the 6wt TFO Fly Rod was a fun time at Bethany Lakes. But, was sidetracked by a school of bass lurking in the hole by the drainage pipe in the Back Pond. After 11 fishing flies later, found a pattern that worked… caught one Bass but fouled hooked it. When up… [read more]

  • Why We Like Maltese Puppies #maltese

    By / January 27, 2019 / Fishing

    Yesterday, was able to get a cast or two with the TFO Fly Rod. Casting the OPST Commando Head with the coated running line made for much easier line management. So far so good… will likely use this rod in place of the 5wt that has been “retired” to the closet. Have a video of… [read more]

  • OPST Commando Head for the TFO 6WT Rod and Echo Ion Fly Reel

    By / January 25, 2019 / Fishing

    Liking the newest fly rod (TFO Pro II 9′ 6wt) in the Team’s arsenal of fly fishing gear. Cast well with the Rio Trout Max Shooting Head. Cast well with a traditional fly line. But, really like the 200 grain OPST Commando Head that we use on our mojo 5wt combo – Redington Classic Trout… [read more]

  • Near Deere Give Away – Round 3 #flyfishing

    By / January 21, 2019 / Fishing

    More Near Deere Give Aways… this one is round three for 2019! This round has… One Olive Near Deere One White Near Deere Two No Herl Griffiths Gnats Where: YouTube Channel – COAF FIELD TEAM When: January 24, 2019 @8pm Central US How: — Like on Facebook @CoafFieldTeam — Comment on YouTube (of this video)… [read more]

  • Quick Tie – No Herl Griffith’s Gnat #flytying

    By / January 20, 2019 / Fishing

    Here is a simple tie for an already simple pattern… it’s a Griffith’s Gnat less the Peacock Herl. Mainly use this one as a trailing fly to a tandem rigged lead streamer like a Wooley Bugger or Near Deere. It’s fished wet but can be fished dry as well. Tends to do well when “bugs”… [read more]

  • Why We Like the Echo Ion Fly Reels #productreview

    By / January 19, 2019 / Fishing

    We like the Echo Ion Fly Reel for various reasons and for several seasons thought we had the complete line of reel weights. They come in the following weights: 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 7/9, 8/10, and 10/12. After a little cleaning of the “fishing play room” learned we did not have the 7/9 weight. In short… [read more]

  • Waterloo and Denison Dam This Round… Casting Practice Anyone?

    By / January 13, 2019 / Fishing

    Made the run up the road on Hwy 75 to Denison to fish Waterloo Park Pond for Rainbow Trout. Restocked last weekend, plan was to limit out, and then run further up the road to Denison Dam tailrace to fish for Striped Bass. Cold temps that stayed in the 30s all day put a slowdown… [read more]

  • Carrollton Sports Complex for Trout Anyone?

    By / January 13, 2019 / Fishing

    Been having a tough time making time for fishing but was able to breakaway and make the run to a place we never fished before… Carrollton Sports Complex! Before heading out, made a stop by the Post Office to mail the Near Deere Fishing Flies to our Winner of the random drawing held Friday, January… [read more]

  • Near Deere Give Away!

    By / January 12, 2019 / Fishing

    Congrats to our WINNER – Kyle Micks! He was selected in a random drawing of the Near Deere Fishing Flies in Olive, Pink and White!

  • Where is the Carrollton Sports Complex?

    By / January 8, 2019 / Fishing

    Posted in the TPWD Winter Trout Stocking Schedule is a pond that we have not fished before. Not able to check it out but heard reports of others trying without success. Also, not certain if they are at the right pond nor where in Carrollton it is located. Checked the TPWD Community Fishing Link and… [read more]

  • Field Team Update and Fishing Fly Give Away #neardeere

    By / January 6, 2019 / Fishing

    Been hosting live sessions on YouTube and Facebook to answer questions from viewers. Added a give away of fishing flies in one session. Might as well do another one… plan to host on our YouTube Channel at COAF FIELD TEAM on Friday, 1/11 at 8pm Central. Details provided in the description of our last session…. [read more]

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