Friday, January 25, 2013

Its a Girl!

Looks like the wife and I have a little girl coming in May. I guess I'm just going to have to raise her to be a kick ass fly fisher-girl :-) Watch out April Vokey :-)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter Blues

Besides for trout fishing there is really nothing else to fish for locally.  The nearest decent trout fishing for me is 3 plus hours away which makes day trips pretty difficult. The last time I went to the river looking for stripers all I got was a goose egg, I did see 4 bald eagles and that was very cool. I couldn't get close enough to get any good pictures. Its not flyfishing but several years ago I did a couple airboat trips with Steve Barnes Guide Service down on the river chasing blue cats. We caught several 40+lb blues on cut bait and snagged a couple paddle fish. Besides the cold weather the trips were very memorable and I have plans to do a future trip with Steve chasing gar and flatheads.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hawg Tied

Happy New Year Everyone !!

Here's a fly I've been working on. It is tied on a long shank wide gap worm hook. It rides hook point up and is nearly 100% weedless and still has a great hook up ratio. It has the rubber kicker legs for movement along with a bit of silicone skirt for added movement and body mass. The rest is spun deer hair. I prefer using belly hair since it floats better. The fly is 4" long. 

You can easily change out the spun deer hair for a foam popper head. I have some Rainy frog bodies and diver joom heads coming in the mail and will post some pics up once i get them in.

Hope yall enjoy the fly.