October 9, 2018

I promised in an earlier post that I wouldn't preach about the need for a personal flotation device (PFD), saving it for another post another day. 

This is that post.

Before you click away, I'm not looking to convert you. If you don't wear a PFD already, nothin...

October 5, 2018

The first time you get a fish close to the kayak is when you realize it – landing fish with a fly rod in a paddle boat is different. 

Being so close to the water you'd think it'd be easier to land fish, and sometime it is, but since fly rods are typically longer than a...

October 2, 2018

Look at the kayaks gathered at any put in and you'll see plenty of similarities between each boat, but none of them will be exactly the same. 

Unlike bass boats which are all laid out mostly the same between anglers, kayaks are known to breed customization. With the abi...

September 26, 2018

No matter what species of fish you want to target, no matter where in the world you want to cast a fly, you should start by learning the basics of kayak fly fishing. 

Once you understand the basic components that it takes to hit the water, you'll be closer to catching f...

September 24, 2018

Anglers fishing from shore are still connected to the real world by the sand under their feet, but kayak fly fishing makes you an island of your own. 

Growing up on Cape Cod, MA, buying a boat wasn't an option, it was a necessity. Looking out the car window going anywhe...

September 19, 2018

There's never enough time to fish as much as you want. 

I know it seems backwards to open that way in a blog post about finding more time to fish, but that's just a fact. 

Still, there are ways you can squeeze in a little more fishing into your life, even if it's just fo...

September 19, 2018

Every New Year brings with it the start of a new fly fishing trade show season. The first for me, each year, but also the first fly fishing show I ever went to, has been The Fly Fishing Show in Marlboro, MA. This year, I'm signing copies of my new book, Kayak Fly Fishi...

November 19, 2017

Of all the various media channels, I've had the least experience with podcasts, even though I'm a big fan of them. So when Roger Maves of Ask About Fly Fishing reached out and asked me to be on his show, I jumped at the chance. 

It was fun recording the show, talking ab...

November 14, 2017

I've listened to a lot of podcasts while driving all around the country for fishing trips, and I've always wanted to help spread the word about them where ever I can. Now I'm getting the chance to be featured in one and talk about my new book, Kayak Fly Fishing.

When ca...

October 29, 2017

When you post a photo standing up to your waist in ice, people are going to ask questions. Obviously I wasn't planning on falling in, I just wanted to fish. 

Early spring is tough for a fly fisherman, with all the waiting, the preparations and the false hopes. Every war...

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