Simple Fly Tying GRHEN | Quick Tie #shorts

By / October 23, 2021 / Fishing

YouTube Shorts video of a simple fishing fly pattern that has worked well for the COAF Field Team over the years for stocked trout. This is the GRHEN in a Bead Head Variant. GRHEN is short for Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph. It is tied in size 16 in the Quick Tie Demo but cab… [read more]

TBT to Pond Fishing with a Fiberglass Cane Pole aka “Tenkara”?

By / October 21, 2021 / Fishing

Here is a picture of a Bass that yours truly caught while pond fishing one morning. Decided to bring a fiberglass cane pole that telescopes to over 15 feet and put a length of line on it to fish a Foam Grasshopper. After a few strikes and misses, I was able to catch this nice… [read more]

TBT to the Blue River | The Other Trout

By / October 20, 2021 / Fishing

Just over two weeks away from Trout Stocking Season in Oklahoma! In two Fridays, there will be Rainbow Trout swimming in the Blue River. While checking out past videos and blog posts, came across a video that recalled a fly tying session the night before I headed to the Blue several seasons ago. Tied Near… [read more]

Are you going trout fishing in Oklahoma? | Viewer Poll – Oklahoma changed the daily limit

By / October 16, 2021 / Fishing

Oklahoma daily statewide limit changed from six to three trout recently. For those in Oklahoma, North Texas, or have previously fished for trout in Oklahoma, do you still plan to fish for trout in Oklahoma this stocking season – Nov21′ to Mar’22? Please add comments to expand on your answer. Link to poll.

Pond Fishing Quick Trip aka Grocery Shopping?

By / October 15, 2021 / Fishing

Running errands to the local grocery store that happens to have a small pond. As luck would have it, had the 5wt Redington Classic Trout rod, Echo Ion reel, and OPST Commando Head in the pickup… wonder who put it there? LOL! Foam Grasshopper did well again with a several Bluegill and a Bass caught… [read more]

Easy Fly Tying #shorts | The Guadalupana!

By / October 13, 2021 / Fishing

Easy fly tying pattern in the YouTube Shorts format that demos how we tie a simple but effective pattern that works well on Bass, Bluegill, and Trout! Do give it a try this next trout stocking season!

Pond Fly Fishing for Bluegill and Bass | Foam Grasshopper Works!

By / October 9, 2021 / Fishing

Pond Fly Fishing fun with the foam grasshopper coupled with the One Handed Spey combo – Classic Trout Redington 9′ 5wt, Echo Ion 4/5wt reel, and the OPST Commando Head with Lazar Line running line. Caught Bluegill at first, then the Bass started biting using a fast retrieve! Fun stuff!

See What’s Lurking Below | DIY GoFish Cam to Phone Live Feed Rig #shorts

By / October 7, 2021 / Fishing

YouTube Shorts video of the bass lurking in our local pond, using the DIY GoFish Cam to Phone Rig to get a live feed of the action below.

Micro Fly Rod and DIY GoFish Cam Phone Rig | It Works! | Field Test 2

By / October 6, 2021 / Fishing

Another round in the field with the DIY GoFish Cam and Phone Rig that allows us to see the underwater action while fishing. Brought the two piece micro fly rod to work the feeder creek for a Bluegill that we would use as live bait. Caught two little ones but let them go in hopes… [read more]

A Suggested Fishing Fly for the Blue River This Trout Season #shorts

By / October 1, 2021 / Fishing

YouTube Shorts video of a suggested fishing fly that worked well for us on the Blue River in Oklahoma last Season! It’s the Pat’s Rubber Leg fished with minimal movement under a strike indicator. Do stop by Scotty’s One Stop at the entrance to the Blue River and pickup the pattern in olive, cream, and… [read more]

  • TBT Beavers Bend Trout Fishing #shorts

    By / September 11, 2021 / Fishing

    YouTube Shorts video of a TBT to Beavers Bend State Park before the big flood or was it floods that changed the entire river. Lots of brush and greenery with a few Rainbow and Brown Trout caught and released. See the full video at In the past, designated Blue and Red zones were used… [read more]

  • Review These Fishing Regulations Before Fishing in Texas and Oklahoma | What’s New in 2021?

    By / September 11, 2021 / Fishing

    Decided to review the What’s New in 2021 section of the Texas 2021-2022 Season. Had a question concerning one of the new changes to 2021; contacted Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. They replied within the hour. Nice! Reviewed one new change to the trout regulations in Oklahoma. Was uncertain about the Daily Limits for the… [read more]

  • New Trout Limits for Oklahoma!

    By / September 9, 2021 / Fishing

    Looks like September 11, 2021 the trout limit will be three instead of six for Oklahoma. Previously, the Oklahoma Statewide limit was six which has some area fishermen conflicted in fishing for trout this upcoming trout stocking season. So far, it appears to be two opposing opinions: Those for the three trout daily limit look… [read more]

  • How We Prepare for Fishing Galveston! #galveston

    By / September 9, 2021 / Fishing

    Good Day Everyone! This round we talk about how we prepare for fishing Galveston, TX. Specifically, fishing piers for “whatever bites”! Galveston Fishing Pier 61st Fishing Pier Seawolf Park Pier PS: Was a fun trip this year, and learned more things about the area. See the post-trip video at: Galveston Fishing Pier | Sharks and… [read more]

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend | Quick Update from the Team

    By / September 6, 2021 / Fishing

    Fishing updates and related activities from the Team! Had a little ouch that has me slightly out of commission. Should be good to go in a couple of weeks or so. Till then, do check back on our YouTube Channel – COAF Field Team, and this website as we can always talk fishing! In the… [read more]

  • Tenkara Fishing a Small Pond

    By / September 5, 2021 / Fishing

    Out and about this weekend in Oklahoma. Decided to fish a small pond is in Moore or possibly Norman… could be on the border, too! Trip started out slow with fish actively feeding on “bugs” on the surface. Also, noticed lots of turtles seemed to show up suspiciously near my fishing fly. I started fishing… [read more]

  • Why the OPST Commando Head for One Handed Spey Casting | No Backcast, No Problem!

    By / August 30, 2021 / Fishing

    Answering the mail to the question, “Why the OPST Commando Head for One-Handed Spey Casting?” The main reason we like the OPST Commando Head is it offers us the ability to fish places where our back cast is clobbered. Like when a tree is behind you and there is no room for an overhead or… [read more]

  • 15 Bass Lurking in the Local Pond | GoFish Cam Confirmed

    By / August 29, 2021 / Fishing

    Here is the follow-up video showing the underwater footage taken with the GoFish Cam. We used the Micro Fly Rod to catch live bait, then baited the camera rig, and struck out… had multiple strikes including one that broke the line. Compared the picture of the Bass caught last week that went 20″; would say… [read more]

  • One That Got Away | Micro Fly Rod and GoFish Cam

    By / August 29, 2021 / Fishing

    Fished the local pond using the Two Piece Micro Fly Rod to catch Sunfish and Bluegill for live bait. Plan was to rig up our GoPro and GoFish Cameras for some underwater action shots of fish lurking in the area. In short order, managed to catch (as well as miss) a fish or two using… [read more]

  • Catfish and Bluegill like Hotdogs…. YouTube #shorts

    By / August 28, 2021 / Fishing

    Looks like Catfish and Bluegill like hotdogs. In this round, we took the GoFish CAM to the local pond that has lots of Bluegill and Sunfish and the occasional Bass and Bullhead. The Bluegill acted like Piranhas tearing up the hotdog. But, a Catfish swooped in to take a bite. It was a nice size… [read more]

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