Our “Old Relliable”

Our “Old Relliable”

Recent rain showers left our nearby stream stained, which raised concern that the fish would be unable to locate our flies visually. Our Ozark Woolly Bugger, with its bead head, was the logical choice for “rock-banging” presentations. It would enable Continue reading

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Sponge Spider Magic

Sponge Spider Magic

A falling barometer meant the pond’s microorganisms would be rising to the surface and that minnows and small baitfish would follow. In turn, the bass and bluegills would follow. A black sponge spider with red and black banded legs proved Continue reading

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On Pitching Old Boots

On Pitching Old Boots

As one who is willing to fly fish in any environment for any species, I must confess to a lifelong passion for wading warmwater streams. Nature’s beauty, quality fishing, and solitude provide an overwhelming inducement to continue slogging up and Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

A day or two ago, the river I chose to fish was slightly off-color from recent rains, but that shouldn’t have caused an hour and a half of fruitless casting. Suddenly, the wind quickened and distant thunder announced a downpour. Continue reading

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Scattered Showers

Scattered Showers

A quick-hitting rain soaked me while float tubing a pond. The fish continued to hit size-12 black Bluegill Buggers as long as they were slowly retrieved near bottom. One bass of 12 inches and 20 bluegills to 9 inches were Continue reading

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Magic Time Is Here!

Magic Time Is Here!

The massive heatwave has delayed our pond fishing to late in the evening and beyond into darkness. In the last hour before sunset, we targeted bluegills at the edge of the weedline with Bully’s Bluegill Spiders. Most of the 8-inch Continue reading

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