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…

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…

The Zudbubbler Bass Popper – Fly tying

All of this cold weather has me thinking of summer and, nothing is more fun than catching bass on a popper. The felling when a smallmouth launches out of the water and smashes a popper is one that you don’t forget. It will make you want to fish poppers for the rest of the summer….

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…

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…

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…

Weekend Fishing Update… Finally

Spring is finally here in Central Kansas. With spring comes some of the best fishing of the year. The white bass and wipers begin to migrate up rivers and the bass begin the move shallow to spawn. Saturday afternoon the wife and I decided to go check out the Cottonwood river that flows into Marion…

Lunch Time River Fishing

Today I finally took time to run to the outlet of Milford Reservoir at lunch. Over about 20 minutes of fishing I caught a smallmouth and a largemouth. There was very little water being released so fishing was not as good as I had hoped. Maybe we will get some rain and change all of that…

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…

Fishing new waters

Sunday morning the wife and I decided that we were going fishing. I really wanted some new scenery so I decided to go try fishing at  Pottawatomie County State fishing lake. It is supposed to be a good bass and bluegill lake. I know that going fishing on a sunny clear sky kind of day…

August Fishing and Kayaking in Kansas – Bass fishing

Last weekend my family and I went to Milford lake and visited Acorn Resorts. They have some really nice Hobie kayaks they rent. We chose to rent a tandem kayak so I could take my daughter and wife out for their first kayak ride. It didn’t take long for us to decide that we will be…

Hot Kansas Fishing

As everyone probably knows it’s been a very hot and dry summer here in Kansas, so fishing has not been a high priority for me. It had been a couple of weeks since my last trip to the lake so Tuesday after work I went home and picked up my wife and daughter and headed…