Archive for the ‘Guide Recommendations’ Category

Fall Albacore 2016

The big storm is over, the east coast is more or less back to normal, and the Albies are in and nipping. My good friend, Chuck Furimsky, chased them with our mutual friend, Capt’n Jake Jordan in North Carolina. The Albies were most cooperative, and Chuck nailed a bunch, including the nice big one pictured […]

Bighorn Tricos Heavy as Ever

My friend and long time fishing companion, John Beth, just returned from the Bighorn. He and his friends fished Trico duns and spinners, and plied the waters with nymphs and streamers in the off-hatch times. As always the ‘Horn was welcoming, and they did very well. John’s best in the Trico hatch and spinner fall […]

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 (http://fbnguideservice.com ) was a dream come true, and I never […]

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 […]

Browns in the Night

Michigan’s Pere Marquette is boasting the big browns of the past thanks to new catch and release rules on an important section of the river. Guide Tommy Lynch (see link to the right), who floats the river with great regularity, loves to fish for the big browns with mice imitations late into the darkness of […]

Hexs are Flying

Its Hex time in the Midwest, and the big mayflies are bringing up big trout. My friend, Jim Hagar, spent a night with guide Tommy Lynch (see here), on the Pere Marquette. Before dark, Jim nailed a big brown on a hopper, and then as the dark settled, he hung a 21-inch brown on a […]

PM Fly Fishing School

This past weekend (6/13-6/14/2015) I conducted a fly fishing school at the Pere Marquette Rod and Gun Club on the banks of the Pere Marquette River at Baldwin, Michigan. The 20 students had a great time. We managed to do our casting exercises between the rain storms; none-the-less, we received between 2 and 3 inches […]

Night Tarpon

Jake Jordan is still at it, and still delighting his clients with big tarpon at night—a true experience in terror. Well, maybe not terror, but certainly an adrenaline rush and a half. Imagine hooking one if these beasts in total darkness and all you can sense is a lot of very loud splashing and the […]

My friend, jake Jordan, had a rather serious health problem on his drive home a couple of weeks ago. He is doing much better, now, and files the following report that should be of great interest to anyone really wanting to nail a bill fish or catch a big tarpon in the dark hours. Greetings […]

Albie Fish still Hot

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.