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…

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…

First camping trip of 2015 – Milford Lake Kansas

A couple of weekends ago I finally got around to taking the first camping trip of the year. The weather this spring has not co-operated with my scheduled days off. It seems as every time I have a weekend off it has been dumping rain with 40 mph winds or the temps were dropping into…

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…

Kansas Trout Fishing December 2014

This past weekend I took Friday off so I would have a long weekend to do some fishing. I found out that the trout that were stocked this year have been from Colorado not Arkansas/Missouri, like we usually get. The majority of the fish seem to all be small but still fun to catch. The…

8wt fly rod tested

Over this past weekend I received an email from Braden about the 8wt rod I built for him. It seems that he’s giving it a good test on the steelhead running the creeks and rivers of western New York. His description of the rod action was “It’s got the right whip and supple enough to…

Family Fishing in the Ozarks

So this past weekend my daughter and I did some fishing while we were at the Sowbug Roundup in Mountain Home Arkansas. When we arrived both the White river and the Norfork were releasing water so both rivers were high and not very wadeable. It was looking like that was going to be the case…

Five Days of Fishing Days 4 and 5

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I think I will stick to that to describe the fishing I did. It was hot (outside temp) and the drought last summer really hurt the ponds!

Five Days of Fishing Day 1

With Labor Day weekend right around the corner I decided to take a few extra days off and make it an extended weekend. That’s right five days off in a row. Might not be much to some of you but for me its a rare thing. Over the next five days my goal is to…

Summer Camping

This past Saturday the weather was unusually cool for this time of year, so I packed up the family and headed to the lake for some camping. We found a spot close to the water and set up camp. Shortly after setting up the tent I heard a bunch of splashing so I grabbed a…

A Great Summer Evening

Tuesday evening I took the family to do some fishing at Milford lake. With all the rain we have been getting over the past month here in Kansas the lakes have finally recovered to normal water levels. We were fishing a small cove when all the sudden a group of hybrid bass started exploding on…