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…

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….

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…

Caney Fork Trout Fishing 5-3-15

While in Tennessee for the Hardly, Strictly Musky event I couldn’t pass up the chance to fish the Caney Fork for trout. I had never fished there before but was fairly confident I could find some fish. I only had a couple of hours so I decided to fish directly below the dam. It was…

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…

Orvis 10ft 4wt fly rods

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to cast many different rods at Schlutz Outfitter Demo Days. I have been in the market for a 10ft 4wt for a long time now. I could use one for nymphing on the White River in Arkansas. The two rods that have been stuck in my head ever…

Springfield Iron Fly!

I figure the best way for me to share the Iron Fly event is this great video from Brian Wise. On the way down I stopped at Bennett Springs Trout Park and caught a few fish. Any trip to Springfield also includes a stop at the Bass Pro Shop. Overall it was a great trip….

Check out WetFlyFish.com

If you haven’t done so yet, you need to check out some of the cool stuff at Wetflyfish.com! While your there pick up one of their awesome Farmer John hats. You won’t regret it!

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…

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…