Holland is warm enough that Theo could fish for pike this past weekend. And fish he did. The big female pike that he caught took his monster fly with gusto. And as Theo was unhooking the hungry female, he noted that it had a big fish in its gullet! That’s either hungry or greedy!
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My friend, Bob Mead, sent along a URL to a great bit of footage of a big brown rising on a river in Central Otaga in New Zealand. I’ve fished that area many times and love the country, the people, and the fish. Watch closely, you can see the damselflies hovering over the water as […]
I told Jason that I was tying flies for a trip to Chile in late March and early April to offer some clinics and spend some time fishing. He very graciously sent me a JB1608 Richard Wheatley Fly box. It’s a JB box because it bears a laser engraved copy of a pen and ink […]
Fishing is in—at least in places where the night temperatures are not dropping to -40! Theo Bakelaar sent a great photo of a big rainbow that he took in a large Holland lake. The fish were exhibiting pre-spawn jumping activity, and it took an orange fly with a bead head—check out the fish’s mouth. Those […]
Yesterday, January 9, 2014 was the third and final day of the, fifth annual “Jake Jordan Invitational, Sailfish Fly Challenge.” This year we have five two angler teams, entered in this three day event, which was held here at The Casa Vieja Lodge, in Guatemala on January 7, 8, and 9, 2014. The five teams in this […]
January 7, 2014 was the first day of the, fifth annual “Jake Jordan Invitational, Sailfish Fly Challenge” fly fishing Tournament. This year we have five two angler teams, entered in this three day event, which is held at The Casa Vieja Lodge, in Guatemala. Fishing for this first day of the tournament was slow for Guatemala standards, […]
The yellowfish is a cyprinid, a member of the minnow family (Cyprinidae). It’s feeding activities and selective nature, however, are very similar to trout. In addition it is a spooky fish that is a strong fighter when hooked. These habits make it an excellent fly rod species, and my friends in South Africa pursue it […]
When my scheduling allows, I like to arrive a few days early for the International Fly Tying Symposium and fish for stripers and blues with Chuck Furimsky and with our friends Theo Bakelaar and Harry Schoel, from Holland. This year was one such year. The first day, the ocean was too rough, so we fished […]
The fishing for albacore is still red hot. I had a great email from Jake Jordan with the latest report on albie fishing. Plenty of fish still available, and they are plenty cooperative. If you’re interested in more info on fishing for these powerful little brutes, see here.
This fall saw our Wisconsin waters lower than normal, but the fish didn’t seem to mind. There was a large run of kings, an exceptionally large run of cohos, and a few early-run browns. Oddly the cohos came in with the kings. Normally they run near the end of the king spawn. And, oddly, the […]