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.
Safety Cone Slayer In Action
A few weeks ago I posted about a bass bug I had won in a naming contest at J and M flies. My entry: The Safety Cone Slayer. To see the original post click here.
The bug arrived and I can tell you that the appearance and quality both exceeded my expectations. But could it catch fish?
Got up early this morning and went to the local lake with the express purpose of trying it out.
Paddled my kayak over to a spot that held fish and sent the slayer into an area covered in lily pads and tall grass. Sure enough, I had a take. A nice panfish.
Released the first fish and cast the slayer again. I soon had a larger panfish on the line.
The third cast was unfortunately to be my last. Although the take was solid, the fish headed into some deep grass and broke off my tippet.
It was a short, sweet, orange life. Enjoy!
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!