Rob Smith’s Musky Sucker

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Rob Smith is nothing, if not colorful so when I asked him to tie a fly for my readers I expected something bodacious, and I got it! Rob likes his fish the way he likes his mustache, big and scary. He’s our local authority on...



Fly Fishing: Float N’ Fly Rig for the Fly Rod

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This past week I wrote a fly fishing tactics post for targeting bass on reservoirs during the fall. At the tail-end of the post, I touched base on how effective a Float N' Fly Rig (basically a nymphing rig on my fly rod) can be...



Competitive Fishing and Responsibility

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This article, like many I’ve written, began with a conversation I had with my brother, Tom. Tom and I are brothers separated by a mutual hobby. We both love to fish but in very different ways. Tom gets after bass on gear. A skill I...



Fly Fishing: The Popper-Dropper Rig

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Like a lot of kids, I spent most of my adolescent summers chasing bass and bream on the local creeks and ponds in my area. Most days, a single rubber-legged popper tied to the end of my leader, was all that I needed to catch...



Fly Fishing Bass Ponds – 101

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Believe it or not, I've probably spent just as much time fly fishing on bass ponds in my life than I've spent traveling around chasing trout. Fishing farm ponds is where I originally found my love for fly fishing. From 5th grade until I graduated high...