Largemouth Bass and Bluegill on the Popper

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Just what the doctor ordered….you bet, a couple of early hours on a late May morning, casting to hungry largemouth bass and bluegill was all it took to forget the stress of another ending of yet another school year. Kind of crazy how fast a fly rod and a few hungry fish can make you […] Read more »

Hatchery Creek – Wolf Creek Dam – Lake Cumberland

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Welcome back to 2018. Seems like it has been one of the longest winters in memory…but alas, over spring break, I was back at it again. I had read a few times about the new facility that had been built at the Wolf Creek Dam facility in southern Kentucky and decided to spend a few […] Read more »

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 »