Orvis Fly Tying Contest

Starting on January 19, through February 8 Orvis is having a Fly Tying Contest on Instgram. In their words “We’re looking for an original creation, a fly straight from your fish brain to the vise that we can put in our Orvis Fly Fishing Catalog.” Naturally I decided to enter a fly that I have…

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…

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…

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…

Sowbug Roundup 2014 Recap

The 2014 Sowbug Roundup is a fly tying show put on every year by the North Arkansas Fly Fishers. This year is the first time I was able to attend this event. My daughter (Callie) and I drove down to Arkansas Thursday evening after work, so we could attend on Friday and Saturday. Upon arriving…