Monday, July 6, 2009

1wt love

You just have to love the new 1wt. This is just about the funnest rod to fish with and is great for fishing poppers. This morning the boy and I hit the lakes at about 5AM and fished for about 1 or 2 hours. I caught some small Bass and he caught some nice Brim.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Brim'n with the boy

We've been hitting the lakes pretty hard the last few days. The boy has been on fire with the 3wt rod and I've been doing pretty good with the 1wt. rod. Both of us are using #12 black poppers with black collar and tails.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Little Bass

I woke up early this morning and went fishing with the 1wt. Icaught some nice sized Bluegills and this little Bass. It is about 7 inchs long. Not have my normal digital camera I had to use a cell phone to photograph it. It hit a #12 black popper with black hackel and tail.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

1wt complete

The Orvis line arrived Friday and the rod is ready. My work rotation is over this coming Wensday night son Thursday or Friday the boy and I will throw the boat in one of the big lakes nearby and do some "serious fishin".

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ultralite rod

It is almost ready. A TFO 1wt 6'8" Finesse rod, ultralite White River reel, and I'm waiting on the Orvis 1wt line to get here next week. It should be a heck of a Brim rod. Pictures to follow when all is done and fish are caught.

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Brim

I've been fishing the tail end of a storm front that has moved through the last couple of days, trying to catch some Bass with no luck. Brim, some of them are in the 8 inch range, are almost jumping on the hook but no Bass. I have seen them but they refuse to hit poppers and streamers. I'll just have to try some more.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wearing them out.

The Boy and I have been fishing for a couple of hours late in the afternoon for the last few days at a local public park. We have been wearing them out, all Brim, Most of them to medium size but a few nice ones, but nothing huge. All were caught on either a 5wt. Griggs or a 3wt TFO using black, green, and yellow poppers.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Break 09 on the Little Missouri River

This is the first time that I have fished the Little Missouri River near Murphysboro Arkansas. The trout where small but they fought like fish 3 times their size, we were using a 3wt. and 5 wt. rods and Y2K flys. This is where I caught the smallest Rainbow in my life and it fought just as hard a large one.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Well it's a new year. This year will be better that the last, and last year was pretty good. The wife wants to go white water rafting in March for the boys spring break, so we may get a chance to fish the rivers of east TN. or NC. With gas prices down and the water down I plan on fishing the White river in AR. a little bit more.