Alright folks. I had a good friend ask how I work knots with one arm. After trying to explain over the phone for a whole 2 seconds, I realized a short video would be the best bet. Enjoy this high quality professional video and feel free to comment below. Take care!
This past February, I had the amazing opportunity to have a write-up featured in none other than Orvis News blog. It was on the tailwater tactics, and the birth of a midge dry fly/emerger I developed for such waters. The pattern, Josh’ Reaper Midge, caught the attention of Orvis fly guru Shawn Brillon. After some tweaking […]
Every once in a while, tyers get a new pattern tightened up enough to say, “That’ll work.” I’ve finally got a new midge pattern I’ve been working on close enough to leave it alone. No more modifications, no more adjustments. That’s a hard thing to do for an OCD person like myself. But the pattern has […]
Ever since being deployed in Iraq, I’ve had an elevated sense of awareness that comes with spending some time in a war. The kind of awareness that causes you to evaluate everyone in the room when you enter, look behind you periodically while walking down the street, and trust no strangers. Most of those I served […]
Last year, I was invited by the folks at Orvis to participate in the Go Outside Festival at their tent. The event, which started in 2011, is aimed at representing all of the outdoor recreation activities available in the region. It has taken off, to say the least.
Now that it’s starting to warm up, one thing comes to mind for me. Smallmouth. Pound for pound, they’re hard to beat for fight. Before I met my first trout, I fished rivers for smallmouth and brim. Some of my best fishing experiences growing up were on the James floating and catching smallie after smallie. With […]
The Zebra Midge is a great fly to use as a dropper, especially in tailwaters. Midges hatch year round, making them one of the few species that can be used in the winter as well. The most common sizes to be equiped with should be in the #18-24 range in any color that works well. […]
There are a few flies that are in just about everyone’s fly box. Tried and true patterns that are sure to “save the day”. Dry patterns like the Elk Hair Caddis, BWO and Adams…