Archive for the ‘Fishing Tales’ Category

Lake Michigan Browns 2016

         Looks like the big browns are back in the Lake Michigan tributaries. John Beth was searching for them last week, and he found them in one of our favorite streams. He got really excited when he landed a big female of 29 inches and 15 ½ pounds on a dead drifted […]

Last Day Ritual

My long time friend and fishing companion, John Beth, has a ritual of fishing the last fay of the inland trout season in Wisconsin with gear from modern fly fishing’s earliest beginnings (the mid to late 1800s). His reports are always fun because I can see him stalking the spring creeks of SW Wisconsin with […]

Lake MI Kings in Wisconsin 2016

    My long-time friend, John Beth, and his friend, Scott Allen, just returned from a trip to a Lake Michigan tributary, fishing for kings and browns. Wisconsin has experienced more than its share of rain this year, and the river finally fell to just a little over 300 cfs. John was understandably anxious to […]

Bighorn Anomaly

On their recent trip to Montana’s Bighorn, both Chuck Furimsky and Harry Schoel fished a backwater area and to their surprise, each caught a very nice smallmouth bass. Nothing wrong with smallies, to be sure, but where did they come from? No matter, they fought well and made a memorable trip for both friends.

Brooke’s First Fish

Granddaughter Brooke had her first fishing outing with Jason (dada) on Sunday (July 24, 2016). She used her Echo Gecko rod-7’9” for 4/5 line–to cast to and catch bluegills and bluegills and bluegills. She selected the flies to use-all dries-and cast two handed. The Echo is designed so that young kids can use it two […]

Pike Jamboree—US Division 2016

My friends, Chuck Furimsky (The Fly Fishing Shows), and Bill Keough (Keough hackle) wanted to make a serious impression in the ongoing pike jamboree, so they grabbed fly rods and headed north into Canada for some big pike. And they succeeded. Chuck nailed a real beauty—3 feet of impressive northern pike on the fly rod. […]

Hot Marlin and Sails on the Fly

My friend, Capt’n Jake Jordan writes: Yesterday I got a call from my friend Nick Smith, he had just got in from three days of fly fishing for Blue Marlin, aboard his vessel “Old Reliable” with Captain Chip Shafer. They had a great fly fishing trip by raising 49, they got 27 to bite the fly, while Nick […]

A Day on the Bois Brule

Recently my friend John Beth had an opportunity to fulfill a bucket list promise to himself, and that was to experience Wisconsin’s famous Bois Burle River in its upper reaches with a guide of outstanding skills and knowledge. His story follows. My day with Damian Wilmot ( ) was a dream come true, and I never […]

Chuck and Jake 5/5/16

Chuck Furimsky, founder of The fly Fishing Show, is pounding the tarpon with Jake Jordan. Jake specializes in night fishing for these beasts, and is quite adept at it. Opening night was last night, and Chuck hung one of 90 to 100 pounds. After landing it, he hooked a second fish that jumped off the […]

Tarpon Time 2016

The time of the tarpon for 2016 is here. Capt’n Jake Jordan is back on his boat, the “Fly Reel,” and fishing for tarpon in the Florida Keys in the dark hours. I have not yet done this with Jake, but I have talked to him many times about fishing after dark for these big […]