Thursday, October 07, 2021

Monday, October 04, 2021

There is a thing happening on twitter this week: #Flyfishchat

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

The COAF Field Team: Oklahoma Trout fishing Opportunities.

You can actually do some pretty decent fly fishing for trout within driving distance from the Dallas Metroplex.  Glenn with the COAF field team put together a great video that outlines three of these fisheries.  Give him a follow and crush the Like button on YouTube.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Gear: The Brook Silicone Vest Patch


I picked up this Brook vest fly patch at the Texas Fly Fishing and Brewfest, as an easy way to test out silicone vs foam as fly box insert material.  It worked well and as a bonus, fit perfectly on the velcro patch on my Orvis Pro waders (more to come on the waders).  The silicone vest patch is available from Brook fly fishing equipment with an MSRP of $12.99.  You will also want to check out their other offerings. .    
 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

What's your favorite type of fly box?

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

WSJ Declares "Fly-Fishing Boom is Here!

 


Not since Brad Pitt asked the question, "What are they biting on?" has the fly fishing industry had such lofty news!   The Wall Street Journal has declared a new renaissance for the quiet sport.  It just might be getting a little more crowded on the water.

"Fly-fishing has been growing at an annual rate of nearly 3 percent, says the 2019 Outdoor Foundation report. And since Covid-19, local fishing has picked up. Between January and the end of August this year, for example, Connecticut saw a 6 percent increase in purchases of trout-and-salmon stamps, which tend to be more closely correlated with fly-fishing. New York State saw a 15 percent uptick in fishing licenses over a similar period. A wide variety of fish, including carp, northern pike and Amazonian peacock bass, are now deemed worthy of a fly-fisher’s attention, and additional techniques and tools have been devised to hook, land and safely release them."


They even mention a few well-known fly fishing personalities including April Vokey.  



Friday, August 28, 2020

Simon Perkins Interviewed on fly fishing through the pandemic

With friends like that....

 

Friday, August 14, 2020

Rest In Peace Charlie Garwood

I plan to do a longer post with a few tall tales involving Charlie.  In the meantime please keep his family in your prayers.   

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Street Casting?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

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.