Fly Fishing and Light Tackle on the ESVA

After having mixed success fishing the Eastern Shore of Virginia (ESVA) this year, I and my buddy (a local) gave it another go.  The weather this past weekend was favorable, and so I made the drive from DC with fly rods and spinning rods in tow, as well as a new fly…a secret weapon in…

Fishing Report – Rocky Gorge Reservoir

After my skunk earlier in the week, I headed back to Rocky Gorge Reservoir on Sunday afternoon, walking in from the Supplee Lane parking lot.  The area was fairly crowded, with multiple fishermen on the shore and in kayaks and electric-powered canoes.  The water seemed warm, and the sun was high and bright.  Not the…

Fishing Report – Rocky Gorge Reservoir

After the recent bad weather and lack of fishing on my part, I snuck out of work early this past Tuesday to fish Rocky Gorge Reservoir in Montgomery County.  My goal was to throw big streamers for pike and musky in the shallow portions of the reservoir, where water temperatures should be climbing into the 60’s. …

Lancaster PA Fly Fishing Show and Keys Tying

Last weekend, I traveled to the Lancaster PA Fly Fishing Show.  This show is one of the biggest in the country, and features lodges, fishing celebrities, tackle manufacturers, and others from around the world (but with a special focus on Eastern fly fishing).  I had a chance to watch Lefty Kreh and Joe Humphries teach…

Cobia Fly Design: Hook Shape

Here’s a scenario:  You lay a beautiful cast in front of a cruising fish (snook, striper, cobia – the species doesn’t particularly matter).  Your fly lands in front of the fish, and as you strip once, then twice, the fish lights up and engulfs your fly.  You strip-strike (the sure fire way to sink a…

Redington Behemoth Fly Reel

After seeing a few demo videos and doing a little research, I was able to get my hands on Redington’s new fly reel, the Behemoth.  It’s a really unusual offering in the big-game fly reel market, with looks straight from a science-fiction movie, and a price point (around ~$100) far below similar reels.  How? This reel is die-cast – something that…