Many aren’t familiar with summer in the deep south. 90-degree temps are pretty normal anywhere during the summer. Heck, folks in NYC get those kinds of temperatures. There’s one thing that accompanies our heat that many don’t get to experience. That experience is the humidity. For the uninitiated, humidity can make 72 degrees feel […]
How Do You Cook Your Catch?
I’m trying to avoid any kind of “how-to” here. There are many ways to do this and while I believe some are better than others many are surprisingly the same. Still, we all have a preference. Among the many options of cooking fish you can: Fry (whole or fillets)* Grill (over charcoal or over […]
The Great Thing About Catfish
Okay. I feel as though I was a bit too harsh on our whiskery fishy friends last week. There are many great qualities about catfish. Mainly they’re absolutely delicious. Fried or grilled I’ll take fresh catfish any day of the week!* This brings us to a topic I’d like to discuss/think about more at a later […]
The Problem With Catfish
The probability that a warm water fly fisherman reading the title to this post is going cross-eyed in bewilderment is very high. “You’re complaining about catching catfish on a fly rod?!” “You’ll catch overgrown goldfish all day, but turn your nose up at a catfish?” Well, yeah. Let’s talk for a moment.* Catfish are great. […]
It’s Been A While
Hello, It’s been a while. I think 5 years to be exact. I thought that leaving Nashville would be a good way for this blog to die. Not because I wanted it to, but because for some reason I thought it would be appropriate. “Why?” you ask*. I have no freakin’ clue. I […]
Late Night Fly Tying: Goodbye Edition
The table is empty, with the exception of a few knick-knacks, but still the cleanest it has been since it became my designated fly tying desk. Is this related to the big news I referenced in the previous post? Yes. I’m cleaning up the fly tying bench because on Saturday morning we’ll be leaving middle […]
Where have I been?
I’ve been everywhere, and in the most non-interesting ways pertaining to fishing. Still, a lot is happening, and I might have some big news not relating to fishing at the end of the week. Okay, no might. I’ll definitely have some big news not related to fishing at the end of the week. For now, […]
Okay, the rod has really kinda been “done” for about two days now, but it technically takes a few days for the rod finish and wraps to cure before it’s fishable. As of about 6 hours ago, I can confirm that it is indeed ready to go. I can see now why these things cost […]
I have to admit that after staring at those beautiful blanks, and then coming to the realization that they still needed to be cut to size and sanded for ferrule fitting, I became a little intimidated. The process itself was a little nerve-racking. Matching the taper on the butt and tip section, cutting to size, […]