Sunday, May 5, 2013

She's a Keeper; Part II

I'm a very lucky man to have such a great wife. Just a few days after our first baby she let me sneak out and get a few hours of fishing in. The fishing was a little slow, probably due to the recent cold front that blew in. I think I ended up catching a half dozen or so fish, defiantly cant complain about that. It was a beautiful day and I was glad to be able to get out for a few hours. Caught fish on wooly buggers and Jamie Rouse's Poodle. The Poodle is a great articulated streamer that I like a lot. Orvis carries them but they appear to be a very easy fly to tie up. It is a medium profile fly that can be thrown on smaller weight rods. Jamie Rouse originally designed this fly to be used for trout up on the Little Red River in Arkansas where he guides. This fly has plenty of action to entice any predatory fish into striking.

Not the biggest bass, but they smash Mr. Rouse's Poodle


  1. Congrats on the new addition to the family!
    Gonna have to check that fly out , it's a new one to me but from the view of it inside that bass mouth it looks pretty interesting.

  2. thanks man. check out the fly, i think you'll like it. i am looking forward to seeing how the smallies like it.

  3. I really like your blog. Especially, the bass and panfish. Thanks for the info on Rouse's Poodle. I am looking for some new patterns for largemouth.

  4. glad you like the blog man. Defiantly give the poodle a try, its a fish catcher.