Monday, August 10, 2015

Douthat - What a Great Park!

One of the Best Parks in VA to Take a Kid Fishing!

Douthat State Park is one of the original Virginia State Parks and is on the national Historic Register.  Great fun for kids as there is a kids only trout fishing area below the spillway. There are plenty of cabins that can be reserved and it has tons of hiking and mountain biking.  Enjoy!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The South Fork of the Shenandoah still Recovering from Past Fish Kills

Smallmouth Bass Fishing on the Shenandoah

A recent article on smallmouth bass fishing reveals slow comeback from a prior fish kill. The Southfork of the Shenandoah is coming back, but has not fully recovered.  One fishing trip isn't a 100% indicative of complete conditions on the river, but it gets one to think.  I had worse results on the Upper James in Scottsville, VA in 2014.  Caught two smallmouth bass in a four our trip.  I thought the trip would yield better results from everything I heard about the Upper James.  

My opinion is that you add a fish kill or two to the river systems, more catfish than you can throw a stick at, as well as very high water in the spring that prevents a successful spawn over the past three years and the bass population will suffer - badly.

From the Frederick News Post - July 26th, 2015 by Dan Neuland

Friday, July 24, 2015

Colorado Rivers are Cool

Fly Fish Near Vail - Top Rivers

If your anywhere near Vail, CO please stop and float or wade...

"Floating or wading, big rivers or small creeks, the fly-fishing in and around the Vail Valley is off the charts right now." from the VAIL Daily July 24, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summertime Bass Fishing

Karl is the Best --- Extreme Angler

Great action and great video using Moaner Hooks and the Rage Craw.  Great explanations and demonstrations.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Find Your Water

Reddington Gear Sponsors - Find Your Water

Great series on how fly fishing defines and affects peoples lives.  Great life illustrations on where fly fishing has lead people down a path where they have Found Their Water....

Reddington Gear Videos on Vimeo

First in the series "Our Backyard"

Find Your Water: Season 1, Episode 1: Our Backyard from Redingtongear on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Good Friends Are Hard To Find...

Good Friends

Good friends are hard to find. Everyone has heard that line before and more importantly everyone knows it's true.  Ben Moon seems to have found his best friend!  Denali, A short film illustrates friendship perfectly. 

Support Patagonia and Ben Moon

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Celebrity Chefs Taking Striped Bass Off the Menu

Celebrity Chefs - Helping to Save Striped Bass

The gut feeling when you talk to Striper Fisherman is that numbers are down and the fish are being harvested by too many people. Commercial and recreational fishermen alike.  I noticed that during this years Shad/Striper run in the James River that the fish were smaller than in years past.   Our "official" fisheries management organizations don't seem like they are doing enough.

Celebrity Chef's are up to the challenge.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Striper Activity

Good News for Stripers on The Chesapeake Bay!

Great news for Striper Fisherman on The Bay.  Seems like we have the big ones in our backyard right now.  

(forwarded from

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cure Your Tailing Loops

Cure Your Tailing Loop

Tailing loops will tangel your line and cause a lot of frustration with casting. The simple way to fix your tailing loop is to use less wrist action and put more power on your forward cast towards the end of the cast and then stop the cast.  Visualize putting more power on your forward cast as if you were flicking paint off a brush and you want the paint to spray on the wall in front of you NOT the ceiling above you.  The power and energy has to be at the end of the forward stroke.

Here is a video with some instruction from Saltwater Experience.

Saltwater Experience has a lot of other interesting videos as well take a look at this one:

Fly Leader Recipe from Tom Rowland via Lefty Kreh ( Bonefish Recipe)

Lot's of Great Stuff on this site.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Find Your Water

My Home Water .... Not (boo hoo)

Find Your Water

'Find Your Water' is a series of six short episodes around six minutes apiece that will highlight fly fishing in its various forms the across the U.S. Each episode will highligh a slightly different style of fly fishing each with various techniques and entry methods but all will feature that unique joy of landing a fish on a fly rod. The two episodes have been released and you can find them below. For future episodes be sure to check them out on the Redington Find Your Water page .