Sunday, February 7, 2016

Fly Fishing Podcasts

Best Fly Fishing Podcasts Out There

When I am not fly fishing or tying flies or thinking of my next adventure - a good fly fishing podcast is the next best thing.  I generally listen to a podcast when I am driving, walking or working out.  It  is a great way to educated oneself, get advise and help give you insight and planning for your next trip.  

The following three podcasts are on auto-download to my phone and are constantly being played and re-played.

Zach Mathews has produced podcasts with the best anglers in the fly fishing community. Check out his website he is living the dream!

Lead by Tom Rosenbauer - a superb combination of "fly box" questions from the audience, excellent guests, and great ramblings from Tom.  A great source of information and entertaining opinions.

Attend live (and get a chance to win great prizes) or listen to a recorded show. D. Roger Maves has over 233 well cataloged podcasts.  Great stuff!

Your always learning when you are a fly fisherman and the resources above are a great medium to ensure that you keep your head in the game!

Tight Lines Everyone!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Micro PT - EZ

Italians Are the Best...

No one can deny that Italians are artistic, creative, and try to live simply.  Except for internal politics, Italians achieve this.  No exception in the following Micro PT Fly pattern by Dressing Italiano blogger Diego Riggi.  Anyone can tie this pattern even in a size 18 - no exceptions. Keep it simple and beautiful.  Uno Capolavoro.  Ciao bella!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy New Year

A REEL BEAUTY - Happy New Year!!!

It's cold, it's snowy (3 Feet over the weekend), not much fishing going on....  Well what's happening on the internet...Let's see MoldyChum... Great Web Site.  A good way to start off the new year is to make resolutions.

1) Fish Every Month at least twice a  month.  For a desk jockey like me that will take extraordinary can be done

2) Involve my family in Fly Fishing.  My  sonand wife are the best targets

3) Give back to the community.  I will get involved in the wounded warrior project.  

4) Plan one adventure trip beyond local waters.

Better get started.

Oh and if this doesn't warm your heart, nothing will! Tight lines.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Trout in the Classroom

TU Sponsor Trout In the Classroom

Hello All!  My sons science class has been caring got Brook Trout eggs over the past few months.  They hatched and are thriving!  Everyone is trying to get into the act.  

Tell your friends to visit Trout In The Classroom and they will be able to duplicate the results below.

Releasing the bad boys an girls in the spring.  Hope to get them to Whiteoak Canyon in VA for a release in April


Arctic Unicorns

Chasing Big Fish

I love when people get BIG ideas and live their dreams.  The guys from Western Waters Media are thinking real BIG.  This trip or something like it is on the bucket list.  

Another thought - the 10" Brook Trout I caught last year has nothing on the monsters in this film.  They fight just as hard though :-).

Sunday, November 29, 2015

SIFF = Surf & Inshore Fly Fishing = Peter Laurelli

Peter Laurelli - SIFF13

Peter is a great storyteller.  His catalogue of images from SIFF13 do not disappoint. Hope, excitement, frustration and love are all displayed in his films.  We all search for an Island of Peace and Peter Laurelli shows us how he discovers his....

Saturday, November 28, 2015

For the Fly Fisher Who Has Everything .... You Need This!

Titan Rod Vault

Holiday season is upon us! I am trying to come up with some good excuse, um ideas, to convince my wife that I need a Titan Rod Vault.  A must have to carry delicate fly rods to your favorite spots.  One Titan Rod Vault Pro can carry up to three rigged rods for fast access once you arrive to fish.  On sale now at Denver Outfitters. Get one today - what a great idea!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Best Fly Casting Video's Yet

Accurate and Easy Breakdown of the cast by:

Captain Chris Myers

Capt Chris Myers' instructional videos are so good. The reasons:
  • Clear instruction
  • Video examples of common mistakes
  • The use of slow motion
  • Video example of how to cast correctly
  • The proper perspective
His casting is very economical as well as is his instruction.  I have had a lesson or two and Chris' explanations are simple to understand and illustrate.

Watch these two video's in order avoid bending your wrist and a great explanation of tailing loops.

#1 bad habit - bending the wrist.

Proper Techniques and Common Mistakes (including the one above)

Big thing to do is practice 15 minutes everyday.  With today's phone technology you can have a buddy film you in normal and slow-mo.  

Do it Today!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hatch Magazine Reports - Strip Set - How to Fish Streamers by George Daniel

George Daniel Fans -- Here's Another

Well for all you George Daniel (Dynamic Nymphing) fans out there, put down your multe nymph rigs and pick up a streamer fishing.  I heard Daniel speak on a Orvis Podcast as well as a few other ...casts and he is a very precise and passionate devote of nymphing.  He has just introduced a book on Streamer fishing.  It should be a must have on the Fly Fish book shelf.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pat Cohen's Super Fly - Inventor of Fly Tying Tools and Artistic Flies that Catch Fish!

Super Fly

Pat Cohen is an artist!  Great imagination and use of materials.  Thinking of investing in some bass bugs, well take a look at this film first.  Bloomberg Business has a short film series called MADE.   Focusing an everyday luxury products and the craftsmen behind them.

Justin Ocean and Zach Goldstein collaborate to tell a tale of Pat Cohen - ex tattoo artist become fly tying artist, material specialist and fly tying tool inventor.  

Need a Bass Bug - Look Here First!

View and Read On......

MADE - Pat Cohen Bloomberg Business