#MuskyMeatMonday

Today’s #MuskyMeatMonday fly is colorful. At 8″ long and full of contrast it’s sure to grab some attention.

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…

The Sculpin

This morning I find myself daydreaming about the monster trout of the White and Norfork rivers in Arkansas. What allows these trout to grow so big is such an amazing food chain. One link of this chain has been on my mind ever since my last trip to fish these waters, the sculpin. During my…

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…

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…

Lunch Break Fishing 8-1

Today I spent my lunch break fishing at the outlet of Milford Reservior. It was sunny and hot so I got to give my new Buff a try. It kept me cool and saved my neck from the hot sun. The fish didn’t want to eat but I did find a softshell turtle. I’m going…

Lunch Break Fishing

Today I decided to spend my lunch break trying to catch some smallmouth in the Republican river below Milford Reservior. The water was low and clear so I had to walk aways to find a hole deep enough to have some fish in it. I only had about 20 minutes of fishing time so I…

Last Weeks Fishing!

Warm weather is here and that means good fishing. It also means yard work and lots of other family things to keep me busy. I managed to get out and catch a few fish last week. Here are some pictures from last weeks fishing. Hopefully I can sqeeze some fishing time in this week. My…