We decided to write this blog as a way of sharing some of our stories from past experiences fishing, tying flies, guiding, and traveling. Most of which are completely 100% true except for the names of people, some stories are slightly embellished and some are mostly made up. It's really for you to figure it out and for us to have some fun writing down some of the truly good memories we have had while immersed in fly fishing.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Update from the Dock!

Latest news on the dock is the dolphin bite is still going strong! With some king mackerel starting to show up... Also, the sailfish are finally starting to show up! Hopefully, I will get to head out there with the new Helios 2 and try my hand at some big dolphin showering bait... but until then enjoy this photo taken by Captain Dana Banks of the War Bird here at ocean reef, or check out Dana's website at http://www.warbirdsportfishing.com/!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Brief Hiatus


I want to apologize for the brief hiatus from the blog....

It's hunting season in PA and I've just been working too much and fly fishing too little. We apologize, however we have still been getting emails with questions which is great, because we are always more than happy to help! I shared the first one yesterday from Pat Williams and there will be a couple more to follow. It's been too long! Hopefully we will get some new picture submissions and maybe Kirk and I will get to fish! 

Remember it's streamer season, but it's also hunting season in PA. Wear a blaze orange hat so some jagaloon doesn't shoot at you thinking you are a deer trying to cross Spring Creek on your hind legs.... I'm serious.

I'm happy to help!


First and foremost... I haven't seen a permit yet. I don't even know what they look like in the water. Which is upsetting, but their time will come. I have confidence I will catch one, hopefully a real sized tarpon too...

Are you set on going to fish taimen? Because I could easily set you up with the lodge we worked for in Alaska. I know at least one of the guides from last season did not work out and will not be returning. Let me know if you want to do that and I will get you in contact with Bob.

As far as taimen go, I only know one person that ever guided over there. I guess only secondhand know someone. I guided Rachel Andras in patagonia and her husband used to guide taimen fishing in Mongolia. She said he loved it. They still run an outfitter http://www.andrasoutfitters.com/ I'd check it out and maybe contact her. She's really nice and easy to talk to. It couldn't hurt to try.

I don't know what other angle you could work. Generally speaking lodge owners are looking to hire guides for cheap/free, so if you really wanted to go there it might be beneficial to say you wanted to guide and talk about how you work for TCO and guide for them (even if you don't). Guides, who will cook and clean etc.. are more useful than just someone who would help out with camp.. You get what I'm laying down?

Anyway I'm always happy to help, especially if you wanted to head to Alaska to work for a summer. Tell the boys at TCO I say whats up.


Need help? Ask away!

Kirk, Brian

Whats going on with you guys? I was just writing to get your advice about trying to work/fish at a seasonal destination spot, since both of you have a lot of experience with that .I'll be between jobs this summer, and was asking this one pretty reputable taimen outfitter if they needed any help for the spring season (not guiding, but odd stuff, cook, set up camps, etc...). Just seeing if you all knew anybody who did stuff like that where you worked, or what angle I should go about it. Already asked then if they needed volunteers to help and said I worked in a flyshop, could give references, etc.

Thanks guys, and Brian you need to man up and get a damn permit already! Haha, just kidding, but seems like you've checked off every other species.

Kirk, streamer fishing is fun righ now, we should go out soon. I'm looking tino getting a switch rod to swing on Penns all winter too...


Friday, November 2, 2012

Colorado Photo Submission

Eric Norman thought we needed a little fresh water love back on the blog so he sent us this hog. His buddy sent him this picture from the Blue River in Colorado. I've wanted to fish it and I looked down on it from 10,000 feet this summer... If I'd only known that hogs like this were in there.

Well thanks again Eric and I look forward to seeing what you guys were able to find in Ohio this fall. Wishing you luck from Florida and looking forward to seeing a couple of rack bucks here soon!