Sunday on the Water with The Midwest Drift!

Sunday morning began with a boom, literally. I had made plans to meet up with Luke from the Midwest Drift who I had met at the Iron Fly event in KC. The plan was to show him around my home waters at Milford Lake which is about 2.5 hours west of KC. When my alarm…

Fiberglass Canoe Trip 2

Yesterday evening I loaded up the canoe and the dog for a quick trip to the lake. I knew it was going to be a test of my patience as my 11 year old dog (Lucy) is afraid of water and has the attention span of a 3 year old. This was also going to…

#TarponTuesday 7-7-15

Many dedicated fly fisherman lust after the same thing I do, a week in a tropical paradise casting to 100+ pound tarpon and watching them explode out of the water after you perfectly strip-set. Well, I have to feed this desire and keep from blowing out the bank account with 1000+ mile trips to the…

New Issue of Swing the Fly is out – Summer 2015

If you have ever thought about fishing a two-handed fly rod then you need to check out the latest issue of Swing the Fly. It is full of great articles on using spey and switch rods to catch fish.

Not Just Trout Fly Tying Tutorial – Deceiver Fly

Here is my simple version of the time-tested Deceiver fly pattern. I have caught many bass on this exact pattern. I tie the majority on a 2/0 hook because it represents the size of the shad in the waters I fish, but it can be scaled up or down to almost any size. I also…

Not Just Trout – KC Maker Faire 2015 Recap

My family and I spent the weekend at the Maker Faire which is held at Union Station in Kansas City. We had attended previous years but this year was different because I wanted to share what I have learned about fly fishing. While out fishing I have run into many people who associate fly fishing…

#MuskyMeatMonday 6-8-15

Musky on a fly is one of the most trying species to catch. Just when your ego can’t take anymore casting, you get a big one following your fly right to the boat. Even if that fish doesn’t eat it was just enough to keep you going! Here are a couple of flies I tied…

Spring Fishing – Milford Lake 2015

The warm spring weather has finally shown up and that mean I will be making more time to go fishing. This year fishing has been great at Milford Lake here in Kansas. I have managed to catch smallmouth, largemouth, wipers, and even a walleye while fly fishing. We have been getting rain at least a…

Everything But Trout Flies

It’s that time of year when the weather turns nice and it is time to get out and fish. Here are some of the flies I have been tying and fishing recently.

Caney Fork Trout Fishing 5-3-15

While in Tennessee for the Hardly, Strictly Musky event I couldn’t pass up the chance to fish the Caney Fork for trout. I had never fished there before but was fairly confident I could find some fish. I only had a couple of hours so I decided to fish directly below the dam. It was…