The film is called Long Shot, but it could very well be called carp addicts. I guess it takes one to know one. I was proud to see this short film today starring two good friends, Jay Zimmerman and Erin Block.
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after” — Henry David Thoreau
My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him all good things-trout as well as eternal salvation-come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.
June 20th, 2012
I’m sure you’ve seen a number of “Shit People Say” videos lately. Yeah, I know, that’s sooo last week, and you’re probably tired of them by now. That said, here are a few outdoor sports iterations of the popular internet meme.
January 27th, 2012
When I’m tying flies, I’m always conscious of material colors. Sometimes it doesn’t really make a difference, but sometimes it does. Present a strange color (or size) to a pressured fish and they’ll likely bolt in the opposite direction. When I fish crayfish patterns, I typically have the best results with shades of green. But Read More
January 26th, 2012
In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. We lived at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana, and our father was a Presbyterian minister and a fly fisherman who tied his own flies and taught others. He told us about Christ’s disciples being fishermen, and we were left to assume, as my brother and I did, that all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman.
For a recent bonefishing trip to Andros Island, I took my Hudson’s Mud Bugger fly pattern and turned it into a bonefish fly. It was a total experiment, but it turned out to be an awesome fly. The only problem was that I didn’t tie enough of them. Well, unfortunately, I’m not heading off to Read More
November 18th, 2011
As a self-diagnosed hypomanic, I tend to get caught up in obsessions. Sometimes it’s work, sometimes it’s running, and sometimes it’s fly fishing. This summer my obsession was fly fishing for carp, and it was a good year. With over 150 carp landed this season, I’m still not terribly excited to see snow falling outside Read More
November 2nd, 2011
I’ve traveled in the mountains long enough to not be surprised by anything I witness while on an adventure. However, today, I was definitely startled for a few minutes. Today, I decided to fish Long Lake for some late season bookies, and to glimpse winter’s progress in the high country. I spent most of the Read More
October 23rd, 2011
I stood upon the hills, when heaven’s wide arch Was glorious with the sun’s returning march, And woods were brightened, and soft gales Went forth to kiss the sun-clad vales… Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sunrise on the Hills (excerpt) Fly fishing and running are two of my favorite pastimes that give me good reason to stir Read More
October 11th, 2011
Today, I took a few hours to enjoy both of my favorite sports – running and fishing – at the same time. There are a few trails in the Glacier Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park that are some of my favorites, and the area just so happens to have a few great high Read More
October 2nd, 2011
Here’s a glimpse of a new fly I’m tinkering with. Swamp thing or carp fly? It’s a carp fly for some fairly aggressive carp I’ve been after and the water’s really off-color. I’m going for mouth feel. If you were a carp, would you eat it? It’s inspired by the leggy Gotchas I tied early Read More
September 24th, 2011
You know you’re an urban fly fisher when a sign like this doesn’t slow you down. Actually, if I had seen the sign before I was walking back to the car, I probably would have gone upstream of the sewage treatment plant. So, if I come down with a nasty case of E. coli in Read More
September 2nd, 2011
I have handed out quite a few of these flies over the past few months. So, I guess it’s time to share it with everyone else. This is, without a doubt, my “go to” pattern for carp. This fly was tied with carp in mind, but it works great for other species too – largemouth Read More
August 31st, 2011
If you want to see some Carp footage win its due with all the Tarpon, Trout and other highly targeted species, get over to The Drake Magazine page and VOTE for “Carpaholic”. Barry Renyold’s “Carpaholic” is up for People’s Choice Award in the 6th Annual Drake Flyfishing Video Awards Visit The Drake Magazine to watch Read More
August 31st, 2011
August 30th, 2011