Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bubble Kebari

 The bubble kebari - it has a little wire under the peacock and uses a blue macaw feather.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Another great day at the Creek

salt creek slayer - kill'n'em

Another great day on the water.  Lots of fish and had the chance to sight cast to some monster chubs.  I tested 4 flies today and while they all produced, the salt creek slayer - just killed them.

Salt Creek Slayer

Breaking my own rules by keeping the Salt Creek Slayer on until it is no longer functional.  Had my best day this year at the creek a few days ago.  It had a shocking 1 out of 4 cast average, which is simply amazing.  Way over 50 fish on the day!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bead Kebari

lots of great fishing lately
new fly pattern designed by John Graves - the Patriot Bean Kebari

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wisconsin's Driftless Area

I have heard about this little section of Wisconsin for over 15 years now and finally had the chance to fished it. The Driftless area southeast of LaCrosse.
It's near the Elroy-Sparta trail (which is an amazing place for bicycles) but also Trout.  Tight little streams called Coulee's and there are lots of them.  Most with little spots to put off the side of the road to fish.  You are not going to pull out any lunkers but the chance to get your feet wet and catch trout about 4+ hours from Chicago is a great find.  The Driftless Area is super cool and is perfect for Tenkara.  Lots of overhangs and corners where it could be next to impossible to cast western style.
Tenkara, once again.....TENKARA
Cow Crossing - hope you are upstream when they do their business (crossing or #2)