The summer of 2016 was really hot around here, and coupled with a vacation to a place along Lake Michigan, I (Caleb) was looking into what exactly it took to catch carp on a fly rod. Between Jay Zimmerman’s great book, The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them, and a number of good articles on that (including this one), I was intrigued. I’m still learning a lot, so I’ll admit up front that I’m not an expert at all.
It’s not the first Friday the 13th we’ve had this year, but it’s the first one that I thought about posting a song to accompany it. Who doesn’t like starting with a little Stevie Wonder on a Friday morning?
Get your groove on, then check out this week’s selection of articles (no videos this week!).
Where did the past month go? Hard to believe that we’re already on September’s doorstep. The weather has been on the cooler side the past two weeks, giving us a taste of fall.
Over the weekend I took some time to reorganize some of my fly boxes (much needed, for sure). The goal was to have a box to use specifically for warmwater and carp flies, on top of my bigger box for articulated streamers (3-5 inches long). It took a bit of time in the morning on Saturday, but I wanted to share the results.
One of the articles we featured in “Things Worth Reading” last week was “The Top 5 Trout Flies You Should Carry at All Times.” That got us thinking about the fly patterns we carry and what they would be if we were only limited to five of them.
Friday has come around again. Grab your coffee or morning beverage of choice, pull up a chair, and enjoy this week’s “Things Worth Reading” – 5 articles on ticks, carp, trout flies, angler position, and some great wild game recipes.