Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thanks to Tennessee....

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Getting Small: Fly Fishing North Texas with an Orvis Practicaster

North Texas fly angler Glenn Bautista has come up with a novel way to fish his area ponds. He has outfitted an Orvis Practicaster practice rod (not normally used for fishing) with a reel and line.  This gives me all sorts of ideas.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Live from Silver Creek

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Live the Stream- Joe Humphreys

I've had the pleasure of spending some time with this man.  He has forgotten more about fly fishing than many of us will ever know.   Take some time during the #Quarantine to check this out.  Available on Amazon Prime.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Undercover Fly Shop Visit: Fly South

Recently I had the good fortune to be in Nashville, Tennessee and of course,  I found myself sneaking into an excellent local fly shop.  Fly South is tucked away just off  Broadway near Vanderbilt University.

As an added perk, Fly South just happens to be across the street from the legendary Hattie B's Hot Chicken.

Fly South is the favorite haunt of's occasional correspondent and our fishing buddy, Jay Moore.   As soon as we walked through the door we could tell why he liked it.

The requisite long shot down the fly bin.  Huge selection and all species covered

They kept the "meat" in jars

Appealing to the PBR set.  I may or may not have purchased this shirt.

If you tie flies this shop should be on top of your list.  The materials department was massive. 

Mr. Whiting's Mutant Hackle Beast

Dubbing upon Dubbing

Note the tying area in the foreground.  These folks are fly tyers.

I suppose I was so overwhelmed by the flies and materials that I neglected to get shots of the rods, reels, and waders that they also sell.  Suffice it to say that they can fix you up on any of that as well.

I visited close to closing time and the staff was attentive. They asked me several times if they could help me find something and seemed to take my answer of, "No, I just like to look around fly shops." with a puzzled nod and left me alone.  Towards the end of my visit, they seemed to be getting a bit curious about the guy roaming the shop snapping photos, so I purchased a Fly South tee shirt and headed for the door.  On my way out I couldn't help but wonder if they had any job openings at this great example of a full-service fly shop.

Keep an eye out for more Undercover Fly Shop visits in the future.  You never know when might show up and wander your local purveyor of fly fishing goodness's aisles. 

Friday, December 06, 2019

Rewriting fishing books or movies as clickbait headlines...

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Flyfishing Video: Tanner Goodman of Carolina Wild

Tanner Goodman prowls some of our old "stomping grounds" (that is a Southern technical term) and comes away with a nice brown trout.  Check out his Troudex videos.   

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Ross Reels debuts 2020 Catalog

Ross Reels has released their 2020 catalog.  Have a look at some very nice gear via this link.  Their new San Miguel reel will be shipping December 2nd and is available for preorders. 

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

#WednesdayWisdom: YC Edition

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween: Things that scare fly fishers

Scary Things

The Pebble Mine
Selling off our public land
Shrinking stream access
Gill Nets
Hard Seltzer
Zebra Mussels
Plastics in our water supply 
Asian Carp
Political Correctness
Opioids in our water supply
Bobbers ..just kidding I fish bobbers all the time.
Pretty much anything in our water supply that aren't fish, bugs, or water.
Powerbait - don't at me
The phrase "don't at me"

Feel free to add your own via the comments.