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]
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]
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]
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!
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]
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]
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]
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!
No fishing this evening. Working on editing the video from TRWD Flyfest and the day after. Having a little wine to help get us through the editing process. That said, got the day off tomorrow… so who knows, may get sidetracked again in the video editing process to make another run to Fort Worth to… [read more]
Another quick update… 59 seconds with the Field Team! Still owe a video on TRWD Flyfest but sidetracked with.. fishing! Tough to pass up a chance to fish especially on nice days like today! This round managed a quick trip to Bethany Lakes and caught little Bass, and then mentioned the trout derby on Saturday… [read more]
Still working on the video editing from this past weekend’s action. Planned to work on it after work but with the time change and gaining more daylight after work, opted to go fishing instead! Fished Bethany Lakes with the 4wt flyrod that was lined with the Rio Trout Max shooting head. Caught a Bass that… [read more]
Friday was crazy with a near disaster averted due to Good Neighbors with garden hoses, and the Fire Department responding quickly to the 911 call! Grass caught fire and the wind fanned the flames catching the neighbors fence on fire…. whew! Neither houses were damaged! Made it to TRWD Flyfest 2018! Had other commitments that… [read more]
Able to get some casting practice in Sunday at the local pond. Was hoping for trout but did not get a strike. Did try another pond later in the day. Managed four Bass – three went for a Purple Damsel Fly and one went for a Foam Grasshopper! Here is a video that details how… [read more]
Still working on the video from Sunday’s casting practice using the OPST Commando Head on one-handed spey casting. Had an opportunity after work to do more casting practice… this time, back to testing the quality line concept and using no rod and no reel to cast a fly line. Last time used a traditional fly… [read more]
Not able to fish today but did get a round in yesterday. Went with the 5wt lined with the OPST Commando Head. Struck out at Murphy in the morning, but did get some great practice in. Later, stopped at Bethany and caught three little Bass on a Purple Damsel Fly, and a bigger one on… [read more]
Great time yesterday fishing city of Murphy’s pond – City Complex Park Pond. Limited out after figuring out the pattern… tandem rigged near deere and griffiths’ gnat! Afterwards, able to try the rod, no reel concept and caught several trout. Broke out the action in a second video… check it out at “One Rod, No… [read more]
Been raining for some time now but the afternoon looked promising. Rain stopped and sun came out; hope to get a round of trout fishing in tomorrow. For today, tied a few more sample Olive Near Deere and then recapped fly tying items picked up recently – specifically, Metz Saddle Hackle that made for some… [read more]
Picked up a Stonefly/Hopper foam cutter from River Road Creations via Feather Craft. Used their Damsel Fly Cutter and Beavertail Cutter and liked them. Plan was to reverse the Stonefly/Hopper pattern to tie a Foam Grasshopper. Liked the results, much more consistent pattern then cutting them using scissors and a template. Did a review of… [read more]