I was cruising Field and Stream’s website, drooling over giant bucketmouths in some user-submitted photo gallery, when I noticed a bunch of the trophies were fooled by soft plastic lizards. So, I sat down to mangle up an imitation. The result: Zoom Boom Bass. The stinger hook is certainly over-kill, but it’s not quite as [...]
Haven’t fished or tied much in the past week or so, but Brent and I did spend a Saturday raiding the snot slick Striper hole up on the Red. Our obsession with 3 a.m. allows us time to take our dunks in the darkness, and enjoy the late riser’s flailings in the break of dawn. [...]
Fishing with Oliver was a success. He caught five Bream on ugly beahead tied special for the occasion. I’ll introduce it when I get my photos organized. Oliver Fly Fishes from Michelle Connolly on Vimeo.
The future Mrs. Spring Bear and I are to take her cousin out for some fly fishing this evening. I revisited some of my spring cricks hoping for a couple “heat resistant” Panfish. Fortunately, I found a few pools that should grant the young angler his first fly-caught fish. Unfortunately, I was reminded of why [...]
The postman delivered a long box of joy yesterday. Which will no doubt bring bunches of no joy to friends and family as this dark blue tinglefest will require lots of practice, practice, practice. 11’ 6wt I sold a G.Loomis 6wt that never learned to love me, for this oh-so-sweet switch rod. It won’t be [...]
Brent’s white clouser and my new and improved “Rugrats Special” threw a Striper party out at Denison. We only had enough beer for a dozen or so, but over 100 came to get down. Watch out Oklahoma City, one of your residents now possesses a “Rugrats Special.” SB’s mangalery is on the move. A very [...]