No words, just video and music to demo how we tie the Craft Fur Clouser Minnow. Minimal material that uses… – Gamakatsu Hook size 1/0 – Red 7/0 Tying Thread – White and Chartreuse Craft Fur – Small, Red Dumbbell Eyes – Super Glue and UV Glue We use it for Stripers on Texoma as… [read more]
Variant of the Simple Tenkara Fly that we wrote an article about. This one uses pink tying thread, a size 12 streamer hook, white saddle hackle, and UV Glue. Does not take long to tie, is effective on Bluegill and Trout, and uses minimal material. Do give it a try!
Made it to the Lower Illinois River earlier this month – June 2, 2018. Had a fun time wet wading the river for a chance at trout and other fish! Went with the 5 weight fly rod and one-handed spey casting with the OPST Commando Head. Used an olive Near Deere for the fishing fly…. [read more]
Was a tough round fishing last week. Decided to take the jon boat and put out jug lines with long time Field Team member – Zeke Rutledge. Put in a Highland Park and soon found out the shad were not in the area; knew then that the fishing would be tough. Cast the net at… [read more]
Struck out today but had a great time still. Best thing about kayak fishing is if you don’t catch a fish, you still can get a workout in! Estimate 4.5 mile paddle this round; had to come in a little early due to thunderstorms brewing in the area, but lucked out… just after loading the… [read more]
Did a quick review of the Pelican Catch 100 Kayak that we bought at Academy Sports not too long ago. So far, liking the kayak, especially: – Stable, can stand up without issue using the strap provided, – Easy to paddle and maneuver, be sure to use long paddles (250cm) is what we used the… [read more]
Bummer that the day job has us sidetracked and so another day without fishing, but no worries… can always go with some ukulele time to get through the mid-week blues! Till the weekend… the Memorial Day Weekend, here is a short, song to get us to the weekend… come sail away (or more like, kayak… [read more]
Was hoping to go kayak fishing Friday, but was sidetracked by other things. Did get the video from last weekend where we fished Collin Creek Marina using our Heritage Featherlite and Pelican Catch 100 kayaks. Although we did not get a fish, was able to demo some techniques uses while kayak fishing and got to… [read more]
Tough time fishing lately, even with time off from work… pulled away with other “fam bam” commitments. No worries, been having a great time enjoying good food, strong drinks, live music, and great friends! Day job has impacted things as well, but did hook the fishing partner with a new kayak… got my Heritage Featherlite… [read more]
Kayak fishing last Sunday, putting in at Highland Park (Lavon Lake). Morning was calm, easy to deploy jug lines. Later, wind kicked up and it made for some fun conditions. Used Shad for bait and caught four Catfish, fishing partner had several bites using a fishing pole, and even caught a keeper size Crappie. But,… [read more]
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Fished the pond by Allen Cinemark Theater… officially called Cottonwood Creek Trail Pond, but Allen Theater Pond sounds better! Fished Tuesday using a 7-1/2′ 4wt fly rod and 4wt fly line and a Foam Grasshopper and caught Bass and Bluegill. Traditional fly line required false casting to get the fishing fly past the vegetation that… [read more]
Struck out the other day fishing the pond behind In-N-Out Burger. Decided to give it another try Monday. Things started slow but did pick up with Bluegill. No Bass but the Near Deere fished 2.5 feet under a strike indicator were the key! Did have make a few mistakes as well left them biting because… [read more]
[UPDATE: Added the video of the evening round below and a link to google maps. Pond is in Fairview on Fairview Parkway.] Started Sunday morning with a swing and miss at the “Pond Behind In-N-Out Burger”. Tried the usual spots without a strike, but did see a nice Bass along the bank… that is, did… [read more]
Here is another quick tie fly tying demo but with a twist. This is a pattern that uses foil wrappers used for Bevita Cookies, Frito Lays Chips, etc. It’s a simple tie and is rigged sabiki style. We have used it using surf casting gear on our local lake for White Bass.We have also used… [read more]
Rain in the forecast today. Decided to fish Bethany Creek Pond before the rain clouds moved in. Pond was clear; could see the bottom as well as see a few Bass moving about. Polarized glasses were key at times, save for the Feeder Creek and Canal area where you could clearly see the Bass. Able… [read more]
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It’s another TGIF that could not have come sooner. Really needing the weekend break from the work week to recharge the batteries. Had planned on more fly fishing the local ponds this weekend, but Saturday may be wet. So, will come up with something indoors to do that is still related to fishing! Till then,… [read more]
Quick update this evening… past weekend was busy but no fishing. Did have fun wine tasting and picking out a bottle of sweet red wine for later enjoyment. Also, posted the article – Fly Tying – The PMOT, pattern we have been using to replace the Damsel Fly. Seems to illicit more strikes when the… [read more]
Getting questions for more details on tying the Purple Marabou and Orange Thing or “PMOT” for short… decided to publish an article. Do check it out… “Fly Tying – The PMOT”.
Here is a quick tie fly tying demo of a fly we have not named… for now, it’s the Purple Marabou and Orange Thing. Simple pattern, simple tie to the music of the Dead South! Uses a size 2 streamer, orange dacron tying thread, beadchain eyes, and two purple marabou plumes. Nothing special… just tied… [read more]