Occasional Creek

It rained steadily for most of Saturday, soaking autumn’s fallen leaves into a coarse wet mat that covered soft and muddy ground.  By Sunday most of the USGS gauges in the area had spiked and were on the way down to seasonal levels.  The sun had returned, yet it was looking like an afternoon trip to a big […]

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Mill Pond Magic

Got out on the local mill pond with the kayak for the first time this year. Due to strong winds it was a short trip, but you can’t pass up a 70 degree day, especially when you’re used to temps in the 50’s. Gave the new fiberglass rod a workout, missing a few strikes and […]

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Hot Weather Popper Fishing

Temps rose well above the 90 degree mark today, but that didn’t stop us from getting out before it got unbearably hot. Fredy and I loaded up the canoe and kayak and headed to Merrill Creek Reservoir. We were on the water shortly after 6 am. Even at that hour there were already a number of […]

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Fiberglass Fly Rod Build – Part 2

This winter I am building a 6′ 6″ 4-5 wt fiberglass fly rod that will be used for kayak fishing. The video below is the second in a blog series on rodmaking. This segment shows the progress made on the reel seat and grip along with an overview of the guide placement. Any questions? I’ll […]

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