Finished the “How We Fish Bubble Fly Rigs” video to go with the article, “How to Set Up Bubble Fly Rigs“! Video shows the three rigs we detailed in the article… Bubble Float: https://amzn.to/2Numo5B Torpedo Float: https://amzn.to/2x82Tp1 Ajusta Bubble: https://amzn.to/2Nz1kuC Lots of fun showing how we fish them; even caught a fish or two!
Having fun catching little fish with the Micro Fly Rod. Next step… taking the Micro Fishing Challenge to catch a fish that can fit on a US Quarter using a Micro Fly Pattern! Starting out with what we have on hand for the smallest hook – a size 22 dry fly hook. However, did place… [read more]
Had fun the other day fishing for little Bluegill and Sunfish using midge patterns and nymphs with the Micro Fly Rod. Was trying for the smallest of fishes but hooks were too large to catch the little fingerlings in the local pond. Put an order in with TenkaraBum for some micro fishing hooks – sizes… [read more]
The other day we caught a nice Bass using a Bluegill for live bait at Celebration Park’s East Pond. Decided to try it again using a Water Wolf Camera to get underwater video of the action. Brought a spinning rod for fishing the Water Wolf Camera and Live Bait Rig. Also, brought the two piece… [read more]
Had a fun time fly tying this evening at Cabelas in Allen. The Dallas Fly Fishers hosted a fly tying class in the meeting room at Cabelas! Looks like they will be back several times this month. Do check it out when you get a chance! View this post on Instagram no #fishing… [read more]
Too nice an evening Sunday to not go fishing. Went for a quick trip to Celebration Park to fish the East Pond. Decided to fish the 4wt Redington Pursuit Rod with the Echo Ion 2/3 Fly Reel spooled with a Rio Trout Max Skagit Head in 200 grains Bite started slow but picked up as… [read more]
Request from YouTube on how we made the DIY Tanago Rod – one where we made it with a Cork Handle instead of a Wooden Handle. Simple DIY that uses: – Ice Fishing Blank – Wine Cork – Epoxy – Rod Wrap Thread or similar material Ice Rod Blank used was from Janns Netcraft –… [read more]
Posted a new how to article – Bubble Fly Rigs, that details how the COAF Field Team likes to setup Bubble Fly Rigs when they opt to use spinning gear over fly fishing gear. Works for non-fly fisherman as well as fly fisherman, too! Article describes three rigs that have proven effective for the Team!… [read more]
May be of interest to some… collated the fly tying videos we demo’d for various patterns where we used the Peak Tying Vise. Really liking the vise; has been the go to vise that we have used since purchasing one several years ago. Peak Tying Vise: https://amzn.to/2NWQjUe
Rainy Friday, and forecast says 100% chance tomorrow into Sunday. But, the rain does not have us down. Gives us time to catch up on a few things – blogging updates, video edits, and continuing to write the article about the Bubble Fly Rig to answer a Reader’s question on how we fish a Bubble… [read more]
Sidetracked with the day job and now standup longboarding. Had fun using a kayak paddle as a longboarding paddlesitck, then made one using PVC… liked the concept! Decided to buy a Kahuna Creations Paddlestick. Came in Thursday August 30th, took for a quick “test drive”. Works well; really like the “tire tread” that contacts the… [read more]
Short snippet of a ukulele time to prepare for the upcoming weekend – non-Labor Day Weekend, for those who have the 3-Day weekend off! A salute with a sip of wine, thoughts of kayak fishing, and stand up longboarding! Cannot wait till the weekend starts!
Made the run to Oklahoma to the Lower Ilinois River for Rainbow Trout and Striped Bass. Fished the spillway area initially but then moved downriver when they started generating power. While at the spillay, caught small striped bass, gaspergou, and our fishing buddy caught a nice size Buffalo but did not get video. Put up… [read more]
Had a fun weekend making the run across the border from Texas to Oklahoma to have a little non-work time… Minor League Baseball, good food and drinks, fishing a river for trout and striped bass, and even a little catch and cook time! Had a great time… here is a quick recap of the fun…. [read more]
Was out and about the other day; short on time but not short on fishing fun! Decided to take the 4wt fly rod that had the Rio Trout Max shooting head and Rio GripShooter running line and a conveniently tied Foam Grasshopper already on the leader to Bethany Lakes. Bite was slow but always good… [read more]
Did a little fly tying this evening in preparation for fly fishing this upcoming weekend. Not sure where we are headed but for now five near deere will likely be out to good use! #flytying this evening. learned #twofingers of #brandy served neat equates to a five #neardeere tying pace! good thing only tied… [read more]
Request from a Reader asking about bottom bouncing jigs when we go kayak fishing. Put a presentation together with video snippets included to detail this technique!
While on the way home from the day job, had the fishing bug strike. Luckily we keep a Micro Fly Rod in our backpack at the ready for these instances. This round fished Crowley Park in Richardson; caught a Bass and a Bluegill on a Foam Grasshopper. Had others short strike but not able to… [read more]
Been out of pocket lately but have been able to wet a line or two and post about it as well as post a video on our YiuTube Channel on pond hopping with the OPST Commando Head on our mojo rod – the 9′-5wt Fly Rod. Followed up with a second video to demo the… [read more]
More fun fishing local ponds. This round we go to Angel Parkway Pond in Allen, TX with the OPST Commando Head and 9′-5wt Redington Fly Rod and Echo Ion Reel. Great combo for fishing and matches well with the OPST Commando Head. This round, we demo how we cast the Over The Shoulder Cast The… [read more]