Fly Fishing Catch and Release at Bennet Spring

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Let’s be clear, anytime a person can get out in December, in The Midwest, to fly fish….is a good time. So it was that my friends, Frank Terkhorn, John Morgan and I left my home early on Friday, December 8th; we were headed west about 400 miles to one of my favorite places in this […] Read more »

How To Set Up A Fly Reel

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MidCurrent, a very informative fly fishing web site, has an excellent video from Tim Flagler on “How to Set up a Fly Reel”, explaining how to load backing and fly line onto your new fly reel. Not only does Tim show you how and how to determine how much… but along the way he shows […] Read more »

Fly Fishing Poppers for Late Summer Smallmouth

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I have had a couple of requests on the ‘how-to’ of popper fishing for smallmouth. While fly fishing poppers is a method I don’t use all the time (poppers just don’t always attract smallies)…when the time is right, as it was on this night in early September, a popper is not only fun, but very […] Read more »

Fly Tying a Reverse Bucktail Fly

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This video came about from several requests for me to tie the reverse bucktail fly after several videos over the past couple of months. Like any fly… this is a fly that continues to change and morph into what it currently is today and I am sure that there will be future changes as well. […] Read more »

Even More Sizzling Summer Fly Fishing Action

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When the water is right you need to get all the fly fishing action you can…and the water continued to be perfect this past weekend. My buddy Frank joined me and we once again headed north about an hour to one of our favorite haunts. This was a good day for Frank as this was […] Read more »

More Sizzling Summer Fly Fishing Action

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Some fishing trips are special because of the area, stream or lake you are visiting. Other times the trip was special and memorable due to the numbers or size of the fish that were caught. On this, one of the last days of July, this trip was special for me because I was able to […] Read more »