Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Update on the Texas Coast Box

My Texas Coast fly box has dwindled down to a few beat up flies that have each seen their share of fish. It is time to update and refill that box. First up, baitfish pattern. Thanks for the help Moon. This week I will test it on bass and see what they think of it before I tie up a bunch on Gamakatsu hooks. 

Friday, July 27, 2012


Carp save summer fishing. They are always out there (sometimes they are just harder to find). We had a sky full of clouds but found them on a sandy flat. The sun would peak out just enough to give their glow away but it was a challenge to tell what was heads or tails. I made several perfect casts right on their tail which were rewarded with a flash off the flat. One thing that I have decided about carp is that they have no real pattern when feeding and anticipating their direction of travel is almost impossible (especially if you can't tell what is their head and what is their tail). It is best to just drop it right in their face. This works much better than dropping it right on their tail.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day Carpin'

Casey and I hit Ray Roberts again. The carp had moved a bit and the wind had muddied the water but just around the bend was clear water and carp. A little walk never hurt any one.