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Are trout really that picky?
About 15 years ago, I was out with a friend on Lake Houston, fishing for bass with conventional gear. We worked our way into a channel ... into a pond attached to the lake.  When we cleared the l
Snelled on dacron backing.  Yes they move a lot.  From end to end. That's what's good about the Skinwalker.   The new method (pictures will come eventually) is even more flexible yet.&#
Bully Bluegill
The bully bluegill fly seems too simple to catch fish.  However that is far from the case.  This fly catches fish, and catches them well.  In fact, it could be considered one of the bes
Guadelupe River with a 3wt...
I took a trip to San Antonio, TX and brought my travel 3wt rod with me because I just can't go anywhere without a fly rod in hand.  The river I was fishing was the Guadelupe river, just north of
Redngton Classic Trout Review
I bought the 7'6" it was my second fly rod, my first was a 5 wt TFO I received from healing waters.  The CT  is a great rod, 3wt was an ideal second rod, it makes small fish a blast and
Hardest fighting freshwater fish?
Pound for pound in fresh water(I'm in North Eastern US) it's gotta be a bluegill or other sunfish. The tall body gives them so much resistance in the water for their size. They're almost permit shaped
Made some old cane poles
Watching the video brought back memories of many years gone by.  Can remember going to the ole Woolworth store in western Kansas to select my poles.  I probably spent more time making sure I
Father's Day Fishing Stories
I remember the day my uncle sat down with me and he went through his tackle box. He told me the purpose of every float, hook design, and what every lure imitated and how to fish it. Never got go fishi
Help a fishing noob go fishing
Hello,   I went fishing one time in my life and that was on National Fishing Day a couple of years ago at Vasona Lake in Los Gatos, CA. Me and a friend had no clue what we were doing, we just bou
Casting Practice aka Pretend Fly Fishing
 .Is your local ball field in California or Australia or Lithuania?     Hello,   I went fishing one time in my life and that was on National Fishing Day a couple of years ago at
Help! Groundhog under shed
Oops, never mindfox.JPG   What a shame losing all that prime catfish bait !
The Golden Missile
----The Golden Missile----   I had been looking forward to the summer of 2016 for quite some time.  For the same reason, the women in my life were both anxious and nauseous as they dreadfull
Non-fly rod caught fish
Well I hit the river in Trenton for stripers again. Last time out, which seems like weeks ago, I caught one 15". Wait! It was weeks ago because it's been raining for weeks. Today 22 in the boat and 8
A tip of the hat to members of this Forum. I made good use of tips, information, and fly patterns found here. They added positively to my trip to Florida. I managed to catch Ladyfish, Spotted sea trou
Demo/ Test Flies
So Lee are you selling flies on the swap page by posting a weird story? In this day on internet scams and such it strikes me odd. New member first post is a fly "giveaway" or what?   https://ww
April Flies From The Vise
Tied up a few weird flies. Have caught bass, crappie and catfish on these. I wrap a pyramid of material to fill in the space between the beads.   Rick
Had weird knock on door...
I was in my tying room and dogs go crazy at door. Come out and there's some young guy about 12-13 or so. First thing I'm thinking is I gotta buy some candy or candles or cookies for some good school o
April Fools Warm Water Swap...
Thanks Mike I have been admiring your flies for years and am excited to having won it. I hope to be able to report my results with it later in the summer. Right now it's snowing again, so it's going
Catfish on the fly
I would like to try to target catfish. I have never caught one on a fly. We have some big flatheads among others in my area. Has anyone targeted cats and if so what did you use and some tips?   &
Big Catfish and a Broken 4wt
Got out to do some fishing yesterday. Unfortunately as I was walking out the door, my rod closed in the screen door and snapped like a twig. No biggie it was a $60 4wt from Cabelas I'll get another on
Bugger swap #2
vicente, looking forward to these since crappie is one of the few fish I have to fish for here. Smaller ones are underutilized for trout but I don't have any trout within my home range so never really
Dragons tails?
Way to go HD.....clears ereything up for ereybody! Just been invited by favorite daughter catfish dinner and go to Basspro, Jackson Ms. shortly....grab some loot. Like kid goin to candy store....HotD
Need to blow off steam
I just need a good rant so here goes. I know it's been discussed here several times,but etiquette in the river is just one of those things people just don't give a rat's ass about. The section of the
Saltwater hooks
I am seconding pdeck on this. Have had hooks break or bend out, not often, and not from failing to properly fight the fish. I have caught and released and Released a Rainbow in excess of 20 lbs, on
Stocker trout
Thanks for the responses, guys. Lots of good stuff to think about. I guess I did kind of lump stocked, wild/holdover, and native trout together when asking why trout are so revered. While they might b
Tenkara is just for little fish...
...said everone who hasn't tried it! Its a blast! And if tenkara is cane pole fishing, then fly fishing is spin fishing! The catfish are a challenge even on my 7wt.
The Beach 9-30
Our "trash can slam" is a bit different - it's a lizard, a puffer (blowfish), and a catfish - all on fly, of course....  I'm surprised that any coastal road (along the Gulf side of things is in g
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
Well Floatfisher, they've tried hard to establish a fishery for many years without success but it just may an accidental stocking that takes over what they couldn't do purposely. I guess I've given up
is tenkara catching on?
It's all good natured fun Rick. I consider myself an angler and enjoy many varied angling opportunities from fly fishing to spin fishing, bait fishing, chunking catfish and stripers and ice fishing. I
Relaxing day on the James
Great landing . One of my favorites for night time flathead catfish . I plan on floating through there before summer ends .
Inexpensive Pike Fly Hooks
Walmart ...
Grass Carp!
So I've been trying for a long time, (today makes seven months with gf so about 5 months now) to hook up with a grass carp in my gfs pond. There are three in there and they are huge. I've tried every
beginner's luck
Hello All,   I just started fly fishing this year and so far having a great time. I live in Richmond VA and the James River within city limits is where I am trying to gain some experience. I curr
How's everyone
What have yall been into this spring? I just got back into fly fishing after a spell with a bum rotator cuff.Did have a chance to really nail the catfish though!Ive been on the water everyou couple da
Day at the beach. South Fl.
Oh, you guys are no fun.  Just kidding, that is great advice!   I don't really plan on much fishing. I am still bringing the 8wt. though. A few of my first ever errant casts into the salt wi
Boat trailer failed. Wheels came off.
Thx, poop. I can see how the excessive heat would build up. I can see this little trailer good for hopping around a catfish farm or something, but on the highway it isn't what I need.
Roller Coaster Day
Well guys... today was a roller coaster. Ups and downs. Finally got off work and went fishing. Got into bass and catfish immediately. Landed a few of each. Landed a fat cat and then a bass took and wh
Fly caught salty fish pictures
Mike That's why I built that 9' 3wt a few months back, just for these non-rainbows.   agn54 I've been planning to make a short road trip but always seem get distracted and not go. One local capt.
(No fly zone) Non fly caught fish pictures
We used to troll a spread of 12 rods. Starting with two 5' on the stern, and getting longer all the way up the sides to 14' rods coming off the sides of the bow in a Carolina skiff. Trolled pink/orang
They do however, make excellent catfish bait!
hook: upturned eyes?
I have a question about the you salmon/steelhead fellas use. I like the upturned eye. It just looks classic. Are these hooks 2x strong? I'm looking for size #8 mostly for bluegill, but since I catch t
fly line backing alternative
I've used nylon "catfish line" before--it came on little hockey-puck-sized spools at Wal-Mart for $2-3 a spool back when I used it, but that was quite a few years ago. I suspect it would go for not mu
Water clarity report for everglades?
Where I am... the 'Glades is a real jungle -both above and below the water.. Today the fish is feeding on whatever the menu provides, tomorrow the fish opens the menu - and his name is at the top of t
Full moon fishing
That's the first time I've ever saw anyone use flies on a trot line.  Nice batch of bream to take home for dinner.  I enjoyed the commentary.  Spent 4 years in NW Tennessee going to col
There Back !
And on that note...Years ago we had a camper on a lake near St. Cloud MN. That lake and area lakes were often ringed with cattails growing well out from shore and forming a raft with edges and cuts th
March Flies From The Vise
Jeff,   I began experimenting with soft plastics on my flies for Smallmouth 12-15 years ago.   Most of my friends were very negative, until they saw how efficient they were on the rive
$100 trash fish
I fish one small local tournament with a buddy every year. It's only $25 a piece and the payouts can be pretty good for poor folks like me. It's an anything goes tournament with live bait allowed. Onl
22 in catfish 8 lbs tippet
Sir, I greatly enjoy your videos. Those catfish eat real well, when steaked out. Commend the great: technique, fish, fight and dinner. Grand slam... Carry On...
First fish of the season
Zip,     Being from the frozen north I don't see catfish at all up here. That being said it looks pretty tasty ! Flyfishing or not, any fishing beats the hell out of work and a lot of other
Life is crazy
Hey gents,Been a while since I've posted.Life happened! Things have been crazy since before thanksgiving.I got engaged and bought a house,not much but I believe southern living will be paying me a vis
Panfish Swap With A Twist
I got the last set of flies in today and have divided them up.  They will go out in tomorrow's mail. Mike West sent 2 divers for each tier. For those of you who sent extras, much appreciated. 
favorite fly swap
Well thanks Vicente. When an SM says he's got your flies with no other comment you begin to get paranoid. What's I do wrong? What are mine, like chopper live? Good for catfish only. I feel better now
Hi, from Alabama
Yeah, that's why I fish is to harvest food. I can tell you what the structure is: moving out over the old river channel from shore simulates fleeing bait fish. But I've caught many fish out there is t
dry floatant question
I my younger days we used WD-40 on catfish bait and they go crazy for it.There were pay lakes here that offered prize money for tagged fish and they had actually banned the use of WD-40 because it is
January Flies from the Vise
Large golden stone nymph for catfish.
Gefilte fish (/ɡəˈfɪltə fɪʃ/; from Yiddish: געפֿילטע פֿיש‎, "stuffed fish") is a dish m
New 240g tank build
Couple of albino blind catfish?  To give it the true cave experience?
Favorite Wet Fly ?
How did either of you you make that jump?C.If anyone could identify SARCASM on the internet, I would have ASSumed it would be a Brit.... I am 100% on your side Crackaig! I have railed against the same
What's an grass cap bite like?
He knew he was hooked.I have had them do that but alot of them just suck in the fly with just a really soft bite and keep swimming until they realize they are hooked.Then all hell breaks loose.  
Matching the Hatch....Carp
So I live in an RV park with a 60 acre lake that supposedly has big bass,crappie and catfish in it. I've pounded this lake with everything and the only thing I've caught is one 8" crappie. I've about
Hurrican Bay FL....?
The guys on the west coast could help you better with suggestions, but I've fished there several times in the past staying at the San carlos campground. I'm assuming you're talking about the ft.Myers
Scenting flies???
It's fishing ... even if you're using a fly rod, you're still fishing.  This is one of those topics some "elitist" take great umbrage on.  To them, it's a sin to use scent on a fly ... "Why,
Lucky Man
Nice pics. I remember when my step son was that age. We would go fishing every Saturday with his "Grandpop". We bank fished because a 9 year olds attention can still wonder. So we did alot of fishing
Cooking Question for Smallmouth Bass
I can't answer to smallmouth bass as I've never eaten or caught them. However I keep a supply of fish in the freezer to eat. smaller than 17" Largemouth, small catfish, bluegill, crappie, Mayan cichli
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