Quick Update – April 17, 2018 #coaffieldteam

By / April 17, 2018 / Bethany Lakes

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]

New Article…. “Fly Tying – The Purple Marabou and Orange Thing #pmot #flytying

By / April 14, 2018 / Fishing

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”.

Quick Tie – Purple Marabou and Orange Thing! #flytying #coaffieldteam

By / April 10, 2018 / Fishing

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]

Why We Like One-Handed Spey Casting… #opstcommandohead #speycasting

By / April 8, 2018 / Fishing

Video that shows the fly rod/reels we used, and what led us to using a Switch Rod and a Trout Rod for most of our fly fishing trips now. We learned about spey lines and Switch Rods after injuring a shoulder. Normal overhead and side casts was painful. We were doomed to waiting for the… [read more]

Telescoping Micro Fly Rod! #coaffieldteam

By / April 5, 2018 / Bluegill, Celebration Park

Tough time getting out this week but did make a quick trip today to Celebration Park and had fun catching Bluegill and Sunfish using the Telescoping Micro Fly Rod. It’s the one we keep in our backpack that we take to work. We replaced the rod guides with larger size ones; the fly line shoots… [read more]

Running Line Management with Ed Ward #opst

By / April 2, 2018 / Fishing

Still working on a one-handed spey casting video… but did come across this one! Liking this video from Ed Ward at OPST! Going to use it next chance, should make a difference in keeping the mono running line tangle free when casting the OPST Commando Head!

Latest iFishNews is posted… #ifishnews

By / March 31, 2018 / Fishing

Another edition of iFishNews is out – March 31, 2018! This one makes a run to the Texas Coast to check out the action. Looks like things are heating up! Also, has the quick-tie fly tying videos of the Damsel Fly and Grasshopper we like using for bass as well as the fly casting demo… [read more]

Quick Update – March 29, 2018 #coaffieldteam

By / March 29, 2018 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

Quickly tied a foam grasshopper and headed to the local pond. Caught a Bass on the foam grasshopper, then lost it to a tree fish. Put a Red Damsel Fly on, and caught another Bass. Kept fishing and had another Bass take but threw the fly. Kept fishing for one more cast… caught one more… [read more]

Pan Fried Trout Steaks and “Buttery Nipple Cocktails” #coaffieldteam

By / March 28, 2018 / Fishing

Here is another way the Team likes to cook trout. This one calls for steaking the trout instead of filleting it. The trout was a rainbow trout caught the day after TRWD Flyfest 2018. It went 16″ in size and made for some nice steaks that cooked nicely pan fried in olive oil and seasoned… [read more]

Quick Update – March 27, 2018 #coaffieldteam

By / March 27, 2018 / Fishing

Slight rain delay in fishing but did note the OPST Commando Head demo is gaining interest from viewers! Liking the one-handed spey technique! Also, the broiled trout recipe is doing well… working another one… Pan Fried Trout with a little fortified buttery nipple cocktails to have while cooking! Hope to have it posted soon!

  • Quick Demo of the OPST Commando Head #speycasting

    By / March 26, 2018 / Fishing

    Here is a quick demo of the OPST Commando Head that we use with a 5wt flyrod for one-handed spey casting. Nothing fancy… Switch Cast and a modified “Perry Poke” gets an easy 21 yard cast. Lots of fun casting this rig; even more fun when a fish is on the line!     OPST… [read more]

  • Quick Tie – COAF Damsel Fly #flytying #coaffieldteam

    By / March 25, 2018 / Fishing

    Quick tie of the COAF Damsel Fly in purple. Easy tie but effective especially on bedding bass! Variant of the original pattern that used three marabou plumes. This one uses only two plumes but still is tied clouser style.

  • Quick Update – March 24, 2018 #coaffieldteam

    By / March 24, 2018 / Fishing

    Made it to Eagle Mountain Lake Park and walked the trails. Your’s truly brought fishing gear and first opportunity to wet a line… did so! No bites but did get to leverage the OPST Skagit Commando Head to cast line without regard to the trees blocking our back cast! Glad to know that the single-handed… [read more]

  • Quick Update – March 23, 2018 #coaffieldteam

    By / March 23, 2018 / Fishing

    This evening working later than normal on a Friday, but work is done and the weekend is here! No fishing, just chillin’ with a glass of red wine while preparing to grill steaks and poblanos on the grill for dinner. Plan tomorrow is to take the switch rod to a lake down the road and… [read more]

  • Quick Update – March 21, 2018 #ukeleletime

    By / March 21, 2018 / Fishing

    No fishing today, day job has us working instead of fishing. That said, if you can’t go fishing, there is always ukelele time! Here is a song from last year but with an added verse and a change here and there. Bummer on the video quality; had to use a backup camera as the one… [read more]

  • Quick Update – March 19, 2018 #coaffieldteam

    By / March 19, 2018 / Fishing

    Another quick update… Finally posted the TRWD Flyfest video on our YouTube Channel! Was a fun year, and a great time… even better to close out the stocking season with the Bruiser. Plus made for a tasty meal, too. Answering the mail since mentioning the broiled trout recipe; been getting questions asking for more details… [read more]

  • TRWD Flyfest 2018… and After! #trwdflyfest #coaffieldteam

    By / March 18, 2018 / Fishing, Rainbow Trout, River Park

    Had a great time at TRWD Flyfest last weekend. Although we had to leave early, still had a great time. Came back the day after and saw others catching nice size trout, managed to catch one that went 16″ too! Then, came back this past Friday, March 16. Was having a tough go, but then… [read more]

  • Quick Update – March 18, 2018 #coaffieldteam

    By / March 18, 2018 / Fishing

    Made it to McKinney this morning and fished for a couple of hours. Caught two, lost two, then had leave them biting. Power Bait, Power Worms, and corn were working. Olive Near Deere under a strike indicator worked, too. Did try a new recipe for the trout caught Friday… broiled it this time. Tasty dish,… [read more]

  • Quick Update – March 17, 2018 #coaffieldteam

    By / March 17, 2018 / Fishing

    Made it to McKinney’s Towne Lake this morning and checked out the trout derby. Lots of kids fishing and winning prizes! Saw lots of trout being caught as well. Water was murky but bite was still on. Did not fish the morning but came back in the afternoon and was able to catch and release… [read more]

  • Quick Update – March 16, 2018 #coaffieldteam

    By / March 16, 2018 / Fishing

    Quick update from the Team has us sidetracked again from editing the TRWD fishing video but really tough given yours truly had the day off. So, to mix things up, decided to do a little “ukelele time” before making the run to Fort Worth to fish the Trinity River for some bruiser Trout! Have tried… [read more]

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