Fly Fishing

  • Quick Tie – Rainbow Warrior Midge #flytying

    By / November 10, 2018 / Fishing

    Quick Tie demo of the Rainbow Warrior Midge that we used as the trailing fishing fly for a Tandem Rig last Saturday on the Blue River. Trailed behind an Olive Near Deere, the little midge had one trout take but for some reason, when we fished the Olive Near Deere without it trailing, we were… [read more]

  • Blue River Trout Fishing – Saturday November 3, 2018

    By / November 9, 2018 / Blue River, Rainbow Trout

    Winter Trout Stocking Season has begun on the Blue River. Was able to fish the river last Saturday – November 3, 2018. Mainly fished Hughes Crossing and managed to catch four for the skillet. Did lose others and missed more as your truly’s mojo was off. Regardless, had a great time fishing for trout. Went… [read more]

  • How We Fish Bubble Fly Rigs #flyfishing

    By / October 13, 2018 / Fishing

    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!  

  • Simple Micro Fishing Fly Quick Tie for #microfishing

    By / October 8, 2018 / Fly Tying, Micro Fishing

    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]

  • Fun Evening Fishing the 4wt and Rio Trout Max! #coaffieldteam

    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]

  • New Article Posted – “Bubble Fly Rigs” #coaffieldteam

    By / September 26, 2018 / Fishing

    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]

  • Quick Tie – Elk Hair Caddis #flytying

    By / September 10, 2018 / Fishing

    Quick tie of an Elk hair Caddis using material on hand! Size 14 or 16 Dry Fly Hook 7/0 Dacron Tying Thread (Olive because it was handy) Grizzly Hackle Hares Ear Dubbing Copper Wire Ribbing (Gold as well as tinsel works, too) Elk Hair  

  • Lower Illinois River for Trout and Striped Bass! #coaffiedlteam

    By / August 26, 2018 / Lower Illinois River

    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]

  • Trout Fishing Murphy, then One Rod, No Reel! #flyfishing #flycasting

    By / February 26, 2018 / Murphy City Hall Pond

    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]

  • Fly Casting without Rod or Reel… #flyfishing

    By / February 18, 2018 / Fishing

    Fly Casting without Rod or Reel… or better yet, “look ma no hands, no rod, no reel? Actually, we do use our hands and a rod but no reel in this demo. This one was fun to make…. it came about when someone asked us about the hardest thing to learn about fly casting while… [read more]

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