Bassassinator Fly 2.0

One of my favorite bass streamers is a pattern I call the Bassassinator. It has caught many bass for me over the years. It has evolved slightly since the first step by step I posted here. The major change is no more deer hair on the rear hook. I have also been tying it with a heavier wire front hook…


Originally posted on The Ozark Fly Fisher Journal:
The Lovefest tyers are the heart blood of the event, coming together every year for the chance to hang out with the Lovefest crowd.¬†Cotter becomes streamer central at this time every year, which is what brings the tyers back. Gatherings like this of serious articulated streamer types…

This is Fly – 65

Check out the latest issue of This is Fly! It will make that cold winter day go by much faster!

February Smallmouth

When it’s 70+ degrees on a Sunday in February I’m going fishing. That exact scenario happened a few weeks ago. I have been exploring some rivers here in NW Ohio that are supposed to have Smallmouth bass in them. I found a nice area far enough up stream that water clarity was good and it…


Here are the 4 main Musky patterns I will be offering from Yellow Sombrero Fly Co. Top to bottom. Musky Taco, Double Musky Taco, Musky Grande, and Super Musky Grande. Prices start at $12.50.


Start your week off right with some Muksy flies! These three are available. Email me at for info!

The End of 2016

What a year. It’s been a year of ups and downs. My broken leg incident took away the prime of my fishing season. I’ve got the hardware and scars to remember it.  I am finally back on my feet and walking unassisted. As soon as the ice is gone (or thick enough) I’ll be fishing! …

This is Fly #60

Check out the latest issue of This is Fly! As always it’s full of great stuff! 

It’s Getting Better – Broken Leg Edition¬†

Thats right my broken leg is healing well and I’m almost walking normal again.  I’ll have some pretty wicked scars for the rest of my life but at least I’ll be back romping the woods and waters again soon.  In fact I took my first unassisted steps this week. It was across my living room…