Hex Mayfly Hatch

I’ve noticed our local lake has been having some large Hexagenia mayfly hatches lately. I am going to have to hang around after dark and see what happens when they start dropping on the water.

Not Just Trout Fly Tying Tutorial – Deceiver Fly

Here is my simple version of the time-tested Deceiver fly pattern. I have caught many bass on this exact pattern. I tie the majority on a 2/0 hook because it represents the size of the shad in the waters I fish, but it can be scaled up or down to almost any size. I also…

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…

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.

Redington Dually Spey Fishing

After a year or more of wanting a spey rod I finally gave in a bought a Redington Dually 6126-4. It is the spey version of the Dually in a 6wt. The reason I went with the spey model over the switch is that I play to only spey cast with this rod and I…

Fly Fishing Film Tour Wichita

This weekend, March 28, the Great Plains Nature Center is hosting the annual showing of the F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour presented by the Flatland Fly Fisher’s Club. There will be some great films showcased. Come on out to Wichita and enjoy the show.

Winter Trout Fishing 1-10-15

The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department finally got some trout to stock and the weather somewhat cooperated for me to do winter trout fishing. It was a warm 29 degrees out, but the 20+ mph wind didn’t allow me to stay out long. I did however talk my daughter into going and she decided to…

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…

Windy Smallmouth Fishing

Today I spent my lunchtime fishing. It’s been a few months since I have fished Milford Lake because of the toxic algea blooms we had all summer. I found out my fly casting skills in the wind are a little rusty! Fishing wasn’t easy due to the North wind blowing at 15-20 mph, but I…

First fish of 2014

Saturday the tempature warmed up to the mid 50’s so I had to take a trip to fish for some freshly stocked trout. I figured since they were fresh out of the tank the fish would eat a nymph. So I geared up and headed out. The stream I decided to fish is the seep…