Bean Bream

Got out tonight in the kayak just before a nasty storm.  Picked up a few bream on poppers and dries, but I was most proud of the one below, which I caught on one of my coffee bean beetles.  To learn how to make your own click here. Tweet

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Memorial Day Kayak Fishing

This morning I spent some time on a local lake fly fishing from my kayak.  Pitching a popper close to the bank yielded these trophies. Enjoy! Tweet

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Canoe vs. Kayak: You Decide

While reading Florida  Fly Fishing Magazine I came across this article which weighs the merits of canoes vs. kayaks as the ultimate fly fishing machine. I prefer my kayak, but he does have some valid points.  Enjoy! Tweet

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First Carp on a Fly/World’s Ugliest Streamer

This didn’t start out to be a post about my first carp caught on a fly or about using the world’s ugliest streamer to do it.  The trip was originally supposed to be the opportunity to test of a new popping bug.  But over an hour into it I realized that despite my best efforts and some great new poppers, […]

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Fall Morning Catch

This Sunday morning offered me an increasingly rare opportunity to get out on the water.  While the rest of the family was sleeping I packed up the car and headed down the street to the local river. Fall is undoubtedly one of the more scenic times to fly fish.  The reflection of the trees on the river only […]

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One Of Those Days

Hurricane Earl decided to pass us by for the most part, but did leave behind some fall temperatures in the low 70’s and gusting winds. I took the opportunity to get out this morning on the Farmington and hit a local spot that is loaded with rainbows and browns.  After an hour of tossing spinners, […]

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Local Lake Fishing

Had a chance to get out today and spend a couple of hours in the kayak on a local lake.  Temperature was around 80 degrees with low humidity. The wind gusted occasionally, but this didn’t keep them from biting.  I kept the same popper on the whole time. Here are just a few pics.  Enjoy! […]

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Fly Fishing From a Paddleboard

I happened to be passing by Colllinsville Kayak and Canoe today. It was having its First Annual SUP Cup Stand Up Paddle Festival. I noticed that there was a class on fly fishing from a SUP board, so I walked over and listened to the instructor Tom explain how to use and fly fish from […]

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Catch and Release?

A few weeks ago The New York Times ran this article which allows contributors and readers to debate the virtues and pitfalls of practicing catch and release. While I am a strict practitioner of C&R, I realize that others do not necessarily share my convictions. I enjoyed reading the viewpoints expressed by the contributors, and would encourage […]

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FlyFishMagazine.com

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I’ve been reading some of the online fly fishing mags and came across FlyFishMagazine.com.  There is also a sister blog. I enjoyed the articles and wrote to the editor, Lee,with 4 short questions.  His answers appear below. 1) What inspired you to develop FlyFishMagazine and how long has it been […]

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Kype Magazine

I’ve been reading some of the online fly fishing mags and came across Kype Magazine.  I enjoyed the articles and online community, but wondered why someone would start such an effort. I wrote to George Douglas, the founder of Kype, with 4 short questions.  His answers, and a link to the Kype site, appear below. Enjoy! […]

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