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 – 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…

So Much Water – The Road Trip Issue is out!

Check out the latest issue of So Much Water magazine.  It has a great review of the Hardly Strictly Musky tournament I recently attempted to fish in. If you know where to look I’m even in one of the pictures (if you squint your eyes just right). It also has some great information on fishing…

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.

Orvis 10ft 4wt fly rods

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to cast many different rods at Schlutz Outfitter Demo Days. I have been in the market for a 10ft 4wt for a long time now. I could use one for nymphing on the White River in Arkansas. The two rods that have been stuck in my head ever…

Spinning rod builds

Everyone needs a heavy rod for the ocassional trip to salt water so here is an 8ft spinning rod I built. I also built a medium action split grip spinning rod that I gave away on Twitter . If your in need of a new rod drop me an email or tweet and I can…

Outfished

Finally I got out and did some fishing Sunday. It didn’t go as I had hoped. My wife outfished me. The family and I loaded up and headed for Kanopolis Lake Sunday morning. The temperature outside was perfect. It looked like a great day to do some fishing. When we arrived we found that the lake…

Kansas Catfishing

It was another warm windy day here in Kansas yesterday, so after work my wife and I headed to Geary County State Lake. Geary County lake is a great place to catch catfish. It seems to always have plenty of them. We decided to use chicken liver for bait as it always seems to work…

Mother’s Day fishing

Sunday morning I got up and asked my wife what she wanted to do for Mother’s Day. Lucky for me she said we should go fishing, so around noon we packed up and headed off to Milford lake. With the wife, daughter, and dog our fishing location had to have easy water access and shade. Milford…

Hello Fishing world!

Welcome to my little part of the fishing world. I figure for my first post I would sum up my fishing for the first part of 2012. The first couple months of the year were fishless for me. I couldn’t seem to get the local trout to bite at all. Finally at the end of March…