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…

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…

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…

Everything But Trout Flies

It’s that time of year when the weather turns nice and it is time to get out and fish. Here are some of the flies I have been tying and fishing recently.

Iron Fly KC 2015

I spent last Friday night at the Iron Fly event held at Charley Hooper’s in KC. For those of you who don’t know what Iron Fly is, it’s like Iron Chef meets fly tying. The real purpose of the event is to introduce people to fly fishing and fly tying. Show them that it’s not…

Redington Dually Spey Fishing

After a year or more of wanting a spey rod I finally gave in a bought a Redington Dually 6126-4. It is the spey version of the Dually in a 6wt. The reason I went with the spey model over the switch is that I play to only spey cast with this rod and I…

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…

A Great Summer Evening

Tuesday evening I took the family to do some fishing at Milford lake. With all the rain we have been getting over the past month here in Kansas the lakes have finally recovered to normal water levels. We were fishing a small cove when all the sudden a group of hybrid bass started exploding on…

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…

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…

A saturday of fun fishing

After the fish I caught on Thursday I knew that saturday was going to be a great day of fishing again. With it being hotter than normal ( 93 saturday afternoon) I waited till it started to cool off some in the evening and headed for the lake about 6pm. I found a nice cove…

Thursday was a good day for fishing.

Lunch time on thursday came around and I knew I had to go see if the fish were biting at Milford lake. So I took a short drive to where I thought some wipers or white bass would be feeding. So I made my way down the path to the rocky bank below and I…