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…

Fly Tying – Big Fish Deciever

Here is a look at how I tie this full body deciever style fly. It consists of 4 feathers and some flash for the tail. Then reverse tie in bucktail. Finish off with a Flymen Fish Mask. It is a great fly for big bass and pike.

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…

Knots for Streamer Fishing

Streamers! It’s the way to go for really big fish. Sure you can catch big fish on almost any method while fly fishing. There is just something so much better though when you’re stripping a streamer and you get to see that big fish chase it down and smash it. It is one of my…

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…

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…

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