If there is a fish that ruffles my feathers time and time again, it’s Tarpon. I’ve been fortunate enough to know Tarpon in many different area codes in Florida and a few different countries. Whether you’re a beginner or you’re looking to sharpen your silver skills I believe that you should take the time to marry a tarpon to your fly line in these places.
Say I do, and let the fun begin!
While I don’t consider myself a “world traveler”, I have spent a good bit of time throughout parts of Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and throughout the lower 48. The more I travel-the more I appreciate my central PA home waters also known as limestone country. Central PA has the best of both worlds-the amenities of a college town (i.e. Penn State) and within 15 minutes in any direction you’re in the country. Continue reading
As kayak fishing becomes more popular by the year, naturally fly fishing from a kayak is also growing in popularity. When I decided to start kayak fishing I knew I would incorporate my passion for fly fishing to the kayak. Fly fishing to me is one of the most rewarding types of fishing you can do. I love the whole experience of fly fishing, from tying my own flies and leaders to making that well placed cast to a fish and watch it take fly that you tied. Continue reading
I live in a fly-fishing paradise. East Central Florida has so many truly world-class fresh- and salt-water fisheries within close proximity of one another that I sometimes have a tendency to over-think and vacillate in deciding which one to choose on any given day. Saltwater flats, coastal rivers, inlets, the Atlantic, canals, creeks, rivers, and lakes are all within a very short drive of where I live. Before you mockingly say “Oh gee, doesn’t he have a tough decision,” let me say that selecting from a list of top-notch places to fish is wonderful dilemma to have so I’m not looking for any sympathy here. It’s kind of like having to decide between ordering a T-bone, prime rib, lobster, or oysters on the half shell at a restaurant. I simply can’t lose no matter which way I go, but sometimes a sample of each might provide the most satisfaction. Continue reading
Chilean Patagonia is truly an amazing fishery. There are more rivers and lakes that you could probably fish in a lifetime. If I can tell you what is the most amazing thing for me about Patagonia is that most of the season you could fish with dry flies. Probably you are imaging small flies, long leaders and spooky trout. Although that kind of fishing can be found in Patagonia too, big terrestrials are the main food in trout’s menu for many months during the season. For the fisherman, this can only mean one thing: casting big ugly foam flies.