May 172013
 
Building a Kayak Drag Chain Anchor

One of my pet peeves about using a small boat (kayak, canoe, etc) is the fact that wind can turn a productive day of fishing into a day of paddling and sloppy presentation.  It’s enough to make a guy go drag… Drag chain anchor that is.  A drag chain is a type of anchor that […]

Jun 232012
 
How To Install A Fuel Pump On a Boat

Interested in installing a fuel pump on your boat?  Check out this guest post by our friend Jessica. Installing a fuel pump in your boat is something you can likely tackle on your own if you have a modest amount of DIY skills. While vacuum pumps and electric pumps have slightly different instructions, you should […]

May 142012
 
In Search Of Larger Fish On The Fly...

I tied these two fly patterns up a few weeks back but never posted any pictures.  Take a look and let me know what you think of their Basstastic ability. This fly is made of two hooks and probably leans more towards the Muskie/Pike world but I decided to put together a perch pattern with […]

Mar 252012
 
Last Night's Flies - Clouser Mad tom

Last night at 11:46pm I came to the realization that after all of the hard work and fanfare over my new DIY fly tying desk, I neglected to actually tie anything on it. Two weeks with no fly tying makes me cranky… With a burning desire to put some Bigmouths on the end of my new Sage […]

Mar 072012
 
DIY Fly Tying Desk

What started as a simple DIY woodworking project turned into a full blown piece of furniture.  I use the term DIY but be warned this project may require some of the skills your learned in high school shop class. Before I dig in here, I want to share a link from Pinterest.  My fly tying […]

Feb 112012
 
First Go At A Foam Frog Popper

Lately the internet has  been buzzing about foam popper flies.   It seems every other day I’m seeing a new video on tying foam bodied flies.  Since I have my new, pretty, Sage Bass rod and plenty of time to wait till warm water fishing heats up, I figure the cold months are perfect for […]

Dec 302011
 
Twisted up a few bugs tonight

Did a little work at the fly tying bench tonight.  It was a great way to end a short work week.  Nothing like banging out half a dozen flies to calm the nerves. Tonight I focused on two chenille intensive patterns.  The first, an old standby, the San Juan worm and a new fly (to me) […]

Nov 232011
 
Brown Trout On Valley Creek?  No, But I Did Catch This...

So my last trip to Valley Creek for wild Brown Trout was a bit of a strikeout but I did catch something special… Yep, you read that caption right.  I caught this Caddis Larvae on my good old 5 wt rod.  (In his defense he was doing his best to hide in a big clump […]

Jul 222011
 
Borders Bookstore Closing - Get Your Fishing Books Now

If you’ve been keeping your eye on the news lately, you know the road has been a rough one for Borders Books.  Back in February, Borders filed for Bankruptcy and closed about 1/3 of its bookstores.  Today began another chapter in the Borders story, the start of the liquidation sale that will end the remaining […]

Jun 102011
 
Grub Fly Patterns - Experimental

While I haven’t gotten around to posting the fishing mayham that was last weekend’s outing with my mom, I will tell you we caught a lot of fish.  I’ll also tell you there was a downside to our method…  GRUBS. Last weekend I experienced “Butter Worms” for the first time and these things are nasty! […]

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