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…

Rock Bass Fishing

I managed to get some time on the river today. I am still not walking unassisted yet so my access was limited. The fishing didn’t disappoint though. I managed quite a few Rock Bass, a largemouth, and some sunfish. A black Slumpbuster fly was the fly of the day. All the fish were small but…

Fly Tying Excess

Having to sit around with my broken leg has led to many flies being tied. This means I have an excess of flies and no means to use them right now, so I am selling my excess flies on Ebay. I figure it is one way to keep some cash flowing in to support my…

Flymen Shrimp & Cray Tail

Flymen Fishing Company makes some of the best fly tying products on the market today. One of my favorite products from Flymen offers is the Fish Skull Shrimp and Cray Tails. These weighted tails are perfect for tying shrimp and crayfish flies. They are simple to use and make flies look much more realistic. Here…

Mad River GoPro Video

Back in February I drove down to check out the Mad River. One of the few rivers in Ohio that holds trout. It looks like a great place to fish and I had a couple trout chase my streamer but only caught a few other species on a wetfly. Here is my first attempt at…

Tying Tutorial – Barely Legal Style Fly

Spring is coming! That means White bass will be running up the rivers to spawn all across the Midwest. It is a very fun time of year to catch a bunch of fish in a short time! One of my favorite flies to fish for White bass, Hybrid bass and I’m sure it would work…

The Bassassinator Fly tying tutorial

The Bassassinator is a fly I came up with one evening while thinking about making a fly that would have plenty of  baitfish like movement and push water when stripped while being having a very slow sink rate. It will almost suspend when stopped. I have fished it many times recently and the Smallmouth and…

Geobass PNG Black Bass #2

Check out the newest release of GEOBASS season 2 from Costa. Giant black bass in Papua New Guinea on a fly! Then go check out their sunglasses. Your eyes will be glad you did. Click here…COSTA

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.