Sports & Recreation
[LESS INFO] 46 VIEWS | ADDED 08:32:35 04/17/09
We have something a little different for this weeks fly tying video. We travel to PA and meet up with Eric Stroup, Blue, and Walt Young to learn a few things about harvesting, storing, and selecting feathers from pheasants. Apparently if you have some thread, hooks, and a male and female pheasant you can tie more useful fly patterns than I could have imagined. Wing shooting for your materials is super manly and rugged style...
[LESS INFO] 42 VIEWS | ADDED 08:15:43 03/31/09
For this week’s Fly Tying Video John Collins twists up a Black Ribbed Scud. The one he is tying in the video is colored Grey but we also tie these in Tan, Olive, and Orange. You can also weight these with lead wire or a bead. One of our favorite variations is a Tan scud tied with a Gold Nymph Head Bead. Scuds are a major food source for Trout in many River Systems. Make sure you have a few of these in your box…
[LESS INFO] 71 VIEWS | ADDED 01:13:58 03/10/09
For this weeks Fly Tying Video, John Collins twists up a new variation on one of Gary Lafontaine’s classic patterns. The Emergent Sparkle Pupa tied electric style. John came up with the electric style of patterns a few years ago. I have had the good fortune of stream testing many of these flies. Last spring he gave me a few of these and I have to tell you, they are killers. Fish it deep and let it swing up at the end of your drift. If you don't grip the cork tight, you may loose your rod!
[LESS INFO] 50 VIEWS | ADDED 08:59:31 02/23/09
For this weeks fly tying video John Collins twists up a new spin on an old classic, the nymph head partridge and orange. We are big fans of swinging soft-hackles in the spring when trout are eating emergers. This is one of our favorite searching patterns when covering allot of water before the hatch starts. The cool thing about using the nymph head tungsten bead is that it gets the fly deeper to cover more of the water column.
[LESS INFO] 43 VIEWS | ADDED 10:43:25 02/04/09
For this week's fly fishing video we travel to PA to meet up with our good friend Eric Stroup. We filmed a segment detailing how Eric and I read the water to find likely holding spots for Trout. Eric and I both like to dissect the water we are going to fish by identifying the seams where fast and slow water meet. We also throw in a few common sense pointers that will help any angler get an edge over the Trout.
[LESS INFO] 54 VIEWS | ADDED 15:31:24 01/13/09
For this week's Fly Tying Video, extra special guest tyer Charles Meck ties up my all time go to attractor pattern, the Patriot. The first thing that is great about this pattern is all of the hackle. It floats like a cork and will not sink when you fish a good sized nymph under it. You can also see it from a mile away. The Trout also LOVE to slam this fly.It seems to make them angry. I have caught fish all over with the Patriot.
[LESS INFO] 28 VIEWS | ADDED 05:33:31 12/21/08
For this weeks fly fishing video, we show you footage from a fall trip to Watch Hill R.I. We met up with Mitch and Johnny “White Shoes CCL” to chase down some False Albacore and Stripped Bass. Everything they say about that crazy run the Albies take is true. When the Albies went down we took the boat inside and slammed Bass on Poppers. If you fish the salt, you need to try and target the False Albacore and ruin your reel…
[LESS INFO] 104 VIEWS | ADDED 01:58:49 11/25/08
For this weeks fly tying video our Resident Fly Tying Guru John Collins ties up one of his own creations JC'S Conehead Crawfish Leech. This fly kills for both Smallmouth Bass and Trout. Change the body to black, and the cone for a pink or orange bead and throw it at winter Steelhead. Tying season is here so you better hit the bench hard...
[LESS INFO] 33 VIEWS | ADDED 09:21:54 11/06/08
In this months fly fishing video we have two Saltwater segments filmed with my good friend Capt. Al Zalata from www.a2zfish.com filmed in Barnegat Bay NJ. The first segment is from June when the Big Gator Bluefish were in the bay. Blues get a bad rep as a trash fish, but we love to catch them. The second segment is from a few days ago when the fist fish of the fall Striped Bass run showed up. This means great Striper fishing for the next month or two. We also have some good tips for setting up cheap wire bite guards for the bluefish.
[LESS INFO] 49 VIEWS | ADDED 00:35:17 10/09/08
For this weeks fly tying video our Resident Fly Tying Guru John Collins ties up one of his own creations JC'S Biot Body Iso Spinner. The first time I fished an Iso hatch/spinner fall with John I became a believer. This will out fish all your other Iso Spinners 5/1,
[LESS INFO] 62 VIEWS | ADDED 22:36:35 08/21/08
For this week’s Fly Tying Video, extra special guest tyer Charles Meck ties up the Green Weenie. This is one of those great patterns that falls into the category we call “Guide Style” and Charlie calls “One Minute” flies. This is my favorite style of fly because they are cheap, easy, indestructible, and they catch fish. Take 5 minutes and tie up a dozen of these bad boys.
[LESS INFO] 46 VIEWS | ADDED 12:50:22 07/31/08
For this week's fly fishing video we travel to PA and fly fish with Charlie Meck! Charlie shows us his strategy for using attractor patterns in still water. Learn to set up an attractor rig using a Patriot and Green Weenie. These two patterns are super effective and versitle-a must have for your fly box.
[LESS INFO] 49 VIEWS | ADDED 09:15:32 06/18/08
For this weeks fly tying video, Eric Stroup joins us with an inventive take on a Sulphur Spinner pattern. His Sulphur Soft Hackle Spinner is easy to tie, can be fished wet or dry, and kills it out on the water. I have been using this pattern for the Sulphur Spinners and believe me, it works. Who would have thought you could use a soft hackle for a spinner? People with beards are tricky like that…
[LESS INFO] 35 VIEWS | ADDED 13:52:47 05/31/08
This week we travel to Central PA and fish the Sulphur Hatch with Eric Stroup. Eric shows us his strategy for fishing the hatch. Learn to set up the three rigs that all work on his modified Harvey slack leader (see episode 14 for the formula.) We catch a bunch of beautiful PA Wild Brown Trout in some of the most stunning public water I have ever seen...
[LESS INFO] 25 VIEWS | ADDED 20:12:06 05/19/08
This week we travel to the cradle of American Fly Fishing and meet up with Dave Brandt. Not only are we super excited that Dave is gracing our little podcast with his skills, but he also arranged for us to film at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. How cool is that? Dave ties us up a sweet traditional Catskill March Brown Dry Fly and lays down some serious knowledge on how it is supposed to be done.