Blue River Trout Fishing and KFC Buffet… Doesn’t Get Any Better!

By / March 17, 2019 / Fishing

Made the run to Oklahoma this weekend to fish the Blue River! Trout stocking season is winding down, so decided to make a trip and try our luck. Was a tough go with murky waters but our fishing partner caught four but only kept three trout; all were caught on ultralight spinning gear and using… [read more]

Day After TRWD Flyfest – Fishing the Lane! #trwdflyfest

By / March 14, 2019 / Fishing

Had a fun time at TRWD Flyfest 2019; went back the following day. Lots of fishermen, lots of opportunity, but did not land an trout. Did lose three on the line, and saw lots more in the river as well as on other people’s lines but for your’s truly it was a strikeout. No worries…… [read more]

Field Team Updates – March 11 – 12, 2019

By / March 12, 2019 / Fishing

Updates from the Team on our latest happenings. Monday and Tuesday were both non-fishing days but still winners for the Team. Monday repairs to the little pickup were completed after a fender bender last month… luckily no one was hurt plus yours truly was not at fault. Repairs and rental were paid for by someone… [read more]

TRWD Flyfest 2019… Saw Other Catching Fishing!

By / March 9, 2019 / Fishing

Fun time today at TRWD Flyfest on the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth by the Acme Brick Company. Lots of fly fishing related things to do and learn, tasty foods, and tasty beer. Although we did not catch a fish; had one on but lost it, did see others do well in… [read more]

Two Piece Micro Fly Rod Quick Trip! #microflyfishing

By / March 9, 2019 / Fishing

Did a little fly tying in preps for TRWD Flyfest tomorrow! Then, hit the local pond for some micro fly rod fishing! Fun stuff! Started with a foam damsel fly but fish were not active on the surface. Tied a Pheasant Tail Nymph and caught several Sunfish/Bluegill before calling it a trip. Fun times!

Catch And Cook Striped Bass and Rainbow Trout #recipe

By / March 5, 2019 / Fishing

Been getting sidetracked for some time since we fished the Lower Illinois River in Oklahoma last year. Been wanting to post the catch and cook video of the brunch we had following the trip. We caught a Striped Bass and two Rainbow Trout we kept for the table. Did get other fish but released them… [read more]

Field Team Updates and Another Near Deere Give Away!

By / March 3, 2019 / Fishing

More updates from the Team, and another Near Deere Give Away. Key items this round: Collin County ponds were recently stocked with Trout. Of the ponds, Murphy seems to be doing well for some! Blue River Catch and Release is open to Put and Take as the season winds down TRWD Flyfest is next Saturday… [read more]

Switch Rod Practice in Preps for TRWD Flyfest!

By / March 2, 2019 / Fishing

Decided to get the switch rod out in preparation for next Saturday’s TRWD Flyfest. Tend to use the switch rod while fishing for trout as longer cast are needed at times and like the ease of less and/or no false casting. Stopped at Towne Lake in McKinney and got a round of practice casts in…. [read more]

Trout Fishing Towne Lake Sunday, Then City Complex Pond Monday!

By / February 25, 2019 / Fishing

Too nice a day to not go fishing this past Sunday. Decided to do some trout fishing at McKinney’s Towne Lake. Hoped to catch then release a limit of trout before heading on to run some errands. In doing so, was hoping to have Charlie the Maltese Puppy meet his first Rainbow Trout. Trip was… [read more]

Another Quick Trip… Trout Fishing Towne Lake in McKinney

By / February 24, 2019 / Fishing

Really nice day! Still have video to edit but did limit out at Towne Lake in McKinney; caught but released five Rainbow Trout that went for an Olive Near Deere using the same setup as we used yesterday at Murphy – Corqs Strike Indicator and a Near Deere set 3 feet below it. Dead drift… [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]

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