It’s Getting Better – Broken Leg Edition 

Thats right my broken leg is healing well and I’m almost walking normal again.  I’ll have some pretty wicked scars for the rest of my life but at least I’ll be back romping the woods and waters again soon.  In fact I took my first unassisted steps this week. It was across my living room…

Flymen Shrimp & Cray Tail

Flymen Fishing Company makes some of the best fly tying products on the market today. One of my favorite products from Flymen offers is the Fish Skull Shrimp and Cray Tails. These weighted tails are perfect for tying shrimp and crayfish flies. They are simple to use and make flies look much more realistic. Here…

Knots for Streamer Fishing

Streamers! It’s the way to go for really big fish. Sure you can catch big fish on almost any method while fly fishing. There is just something so much better though when you’re stripping a streamer and you get to see that big fish chase it down and smash it. It is one of my…

Mad River GoPro Video

Back in February I drove down to check out the Mad River. One of the few rivers in Ohio that holds trout. It looks like a great place to fish and I had a couple trout chase my streamer but only caught a few other species on a wetfly. Here is my first attempt at…

Midwest Flyfishing Expo

I spent this past Sunday at the Midwest Flyfishing Expo in Warren Michigan. It was a rainy day so I didn’t feel too bad about spending my only day off this week inside. There were many guides and lodges present and I was able to learn about many fishing opportunities that are only a few…

#TenkaraTuesday – Wetfly Kodomo Creek

I haven’t jumped on the Tenkara “bandwagon” myself, yet. To be honest the 11 and 12 ft rods seemed a little overkill for the small streams that I envision myself using this kind of fishing tactic, chasing small fish in dense wooded areas. Then, this morning I see an Instagram post from the company Wetfly…

The Bassassinator Fly tying tutorial

The Bassassinator is a fly I came up with one evening while thinking about making a fly that would have plenty of  baitfish like movement and push water when stripped while being having a very slow sink rate. It will almost suspend when stopped. I have fished it many times recently and the Smallmouth and…

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.

Sunday on the Water with The Midwest Drift!

Sunday morning began with a boom, literally. I had made plans to meet up with Luke from the Midwest Drift who I had met at the Iron Fly event in KC. The plan was to show him around my home waters at Milford Lake which is about 2.5 hours west of KC. When my alarm…

Geobass PNG Black Bass #2

Check out the newest release of GEOBASS season 2 from Costa. Giant black bass in Papua New Guinea on a fly! Then go check out their sunglasses. Your eyes will be glad you did. Click here…COSTA

Fiberglass Canoe Trip 2

Yesterday evening I loaded up the canoe and the dog for a quick trip to the lake. I knew it was going to be a test of my patience as my 11 year old dog (Lucy) is afraid of water and has the attention span of a 3 year old. This was also going to…

#TarponTuesday 7-7-15

Many dedicated fly fisherman lust after the same thing I do, a week in a tropical paradise casting to 100+ pound tarpon and watching them explode out of the water after you perfectly strip-set. Well, I have to feed this desire and keep from blowing out the bank account with 1000+ mile trips to the…