February Smallmouth

When it’s 70+ degrees on a Sunday in February I’m going fishing. That exact scenario happened a few weeks ago. I have been exploring some rivers here in NW Ohio that are supposed to have Smallmouth bass in them. I found a nice area far enough up stream that water clarity was good and it…

Rock Bass Fishing

I managed to get some time on the river today. I am still not walking unassisted yet so my access was limited. The fishing didn’t disappoint though. I managed quite a few Rock Bass, a largemouth, and some sunfish. A black Slumpbuster fly was the fly of the day. All the fish were small but…

Hopper Tying Tutorial

Here is great Hopper pattern I tie based on the Fat Albert Hopper. I use 2mm foam and UTC 140 thread. I also constantly spin my thread counterclockwise to make sure it is laying flat. Start by laying a thread base. I prefer a 2xh / 3xl hook for this pattern. I am using a…

Start again!

I have been neglecting this blog for way too long. I don’t know why. I think it was from a combination of things. Moving, new job, new and old friends that don’t fish. It could be that I just have not been fishing as much as I would like. That is all going to change….

Spey Flies – Tying Tutorial

Here is a fly that I am hoping will be my savior this spring on the Steelhead rivers here in Ohio. It swims great and I’m sure it will produce some fish. I start with a standard salmon fly style hook. Lay down a thread base and tie on a loop for the stinger hook….

Pere Marquette – First trip

So a few weeks ago I managed to seek away for a Sunday on the Pere Marquette River near Baldwin Michigan. Being a 4 hour drive from where I am living, I drove up the night before and found a nice place to nap in the truck right on the river bank. Sunday morning I…