Showing posts from September, 2018

Quick DIY - Tanago Rod #tanago

Request from YouTube on how we made the DIY Tanago Rod – one where we made it with a Cork Handle instead of a Wooden Handle. Simple DIY that uses: – Ice Fishing Blank – Wine Cork – Epoxy – Rod Wrap Thread or similar material Ice Rod Blank used was from Janns Netcraft – 31″ Walleye Action Rod.  

Kayak Fishing : Re: Palestine 9/29/18

Recent report with Pics!   lconn4: Re: Palestine 9/29/18 Stopped and fished in all the places I got bit earlier and caught a couple of more on fluke. Hooked a couple of bowfin that I thought were bass and luckily they pulled off. Make it back to deep hole near bridge and get thumped on swimbait but miss. Throw 10 inch power worm to same spot and let sink to bottom before starting to crawl it back. I'm reeling in slack and not feeling my bait. I'm watching my line and I have the distinct impression that its slowly moving at an angle and towards me. Reel more slack and then go into hyperdrive as my line is definitely moving towards me. By the time I've got all the slack reeled in, my line is under me and I laid into it. I almost get rod jerked out of my hands as fish shoots to other side of kayak and my rod is bent over the gunnel which is almost to the water as I'm leaning out the other side of kayak trying to g

New Article Posted - "Bubble Fly Rigs" #coaffieldteam

Posted a new how to article – Bubble Fly Rigs , that details how the COAF Field Team likes to setup Bubble Fly Rigs when they opt to use spinning gear over fly fishing gear. Works for non-fly fisherman as well as fly fisherman, too! Article describes three rigs that have proven effective for the Team! Still working on adding a ‘How We Fish Bubble Fly Rigs” video.  Do check back; hope to post it once the weather clears and our work schedule permits! Bubble Float: Torpedo Float: Ajusta Bubble:  

Peak Tying Vise Playlist #youtube #flytying

May be of interest to some… collated the fly tying videos we demo’d for various patterns where we used the Peak Tying Vise. Really liking the vise; has been the go to vise that we have used since purchasing one several years ago. Peak Tying Vise:    

Another Quick Update - Bubble Fly Rig! #coaffieldteam

Rainy Friday, and forecast says 100% chance tomorrow into Sunday. But, the rain does not have us down. Gives us time to catch up on a few things – blogging updates, video edits, and continuing to write the article about the Bubble Fly Rig to answer a Reader’s question on how we fish a Bubble Fly Rig. That said, have completed rigging three fishing poles with different bubble floats. Once the weather clears, will take video to show how we fish them. Hopefully, we answer the question, and maybe others will give it a try this upcoming Trout Stocking Season! Bubble Float: Torpedo Float: Ajusta Bubble:    

Another Quick Tie - Elk Hair Caddis! #coaffieldteam

Another variant of the Elk Hair Caddis we tied the other day in a Quick Tie demo. This demo uses the same pattern and material that was already on hand. No need to run to the store to buy material. The one difference is this pattern wraps the wire rib over the dubbing body and the palmer wrapped hackle. In the other demo, we tied the wire rib after the dubbing body but before the hackle. We anticipate this pattern will be more durable than the previous one, but not certain if the fish will prefer one over the other. So, in a “Field Test” (excuse to go fishing more), we plan to fish both patterns, and describe what we observe…. do stay tuned! PS: The other pattern has caught 20+ Sunfish and Bluegill and is still going strong! Also, do stay tuned or the follow-up video on the Bubble Fly Rig.  We hope to answer our Reader’s question and maybe convince others who want to fish with fishing flies but do not have a fly rod or are still learning how to fly fish! Vise used was a  Peak Tying Vis