Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee Salmon

What is a Kokanee? Kokanee is the landlocked version of the sockeye salmon. Size: 15-20”, 3 to 5 pounds. Their life cycle is four years long. At the fourth year, they spawn. They fight with the same powerful ferocity as their seagoing cousins. Kokanee feeds on...
Dukes Creek, Georgia

Dukes Creek, Georgia

It’s hard to talk about fly fishing in Georgia without mentioning Dukes Creek, it was named one of the top 100 trout streams in the United States by TU.   Dukes Creek is a unique fishery because it’s Catch and Release fishing inside of an in a...
Chattooga River

Chattooga River

Running the border between Northeast Georgia and South Carolina, the Chattooga has some very beautiful qualities and no Taco Bells nearby.   This is because the river is on U.S. Forest Service land and is included in the Federal Wild and Scenic River System,...
Chattahoochee River

Chattahoochee River

Chattahoochee River After spending the entire weekend at a conference in Atlanta for work, I wanted to take a few days off.  My choices were to hang out with my wife and her girlfriend visiting museums and craft stores or see what Georgia had to offer in the way...
Updated website

Updated website

You may have noticed that the website was overhauled.  Most of the 140 pages of content from the old website were moved to WordPress.    WordPress runs over 25% of the world’s websites and has many features.   Some of the essential...
Black Caddis

Black Caddis

Commonly known as the “Black Caddis” on Wisconsin trout streams, they include the any of the following;  Family: Brachycentridae,  Genus: Brachycentrus, Species: lateralis, numerosus, appalachia, solomoni. These flies emerge in April through...
A Trout Angler Goes After Tarpon

A Trout Angler Goes After Tarpon

By Joseph Meyer I had done most of it but not all.  Armed with a fly rod and a handcrafted fly, I pursued all the finned creatures with trout being my favorite quarry. I loved trout fishing, pastoral and relaxing, the contemplative nature of it all made my heart...
Dame’s Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

By Kevin Searock She was waiting for me there, in the shade of a tall oak beside the river.  I turned off the highway into the Rod & Gun Club and let the big green truck roll to a stop by a line of whitewashed posts, at the brow of the slope leading down to...
All in a Week’s Work

All in a Week’s Work

By Joseph Meyer Bringing in New Customers is the lifeblood of a struggling Fly Shop. Retailers count new customers as found money. We especially like the folks new to fly fishing, they need more stuff as they haven’t spent a couple of years hiding fly shop receipts...
Night Shift

Night Shift

by Don Shulka It has been said that there is something of truth to be learned from early morning along a trout stream. That may indeed be true, but I would offer that  there is nothing but pure honesty,  stark and harsh, on the same water after the sun...