Monday, May 12, 2014

What Flies do I need?

I think you'll find you don't need a ton of flies to catch fish. You can catch fish on western style flies or eastern style flies. The fish don't care. Here are some representative samples of the types of flies I like like to fish - You'll notice most of the flies are pretty generic, they look a little bit like alot of things. I very rarely change flies, but I do change presentation often. If a dead drift isn't working - try twitching your fly, or skate it, or let it sink under the surface. More often than not, you're going to find something that works. One good fly to get started with is an Elk Hair caddis, in size 10, 12, or 14. It's very readily available, you may already have a few in your fly box. It looks a bit like a caddis, a stone fly, a grasshopper, a still born mayfly, etc. Good luck and have fun,

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Build a Rod Case

My friend Arlen has put together a great tutorial on how to build a rod case - Check out How to Make a Homemade Rod Holder for a Tenkara Fly Rod. by Arlen Tofslie on Snapguide.