Popping for Gills

by | Aug 21, 2022 | World Masters Fly Fishing Championships

flyfishingBob Butler is on a fishing crusade.  He tried this morning for the musky that’s been riling him up this week – no luck – and for the first time in a few days he didn’t see him either.  So rather than try again this afternoon he opted to leave his own lake and chase oversized bluegill on nearby shallow weedy water.  I got the invite and at 3 PM we were launching his boat.


bluegill-fliesOnce again, I’m falling behind in my work with all this fishing and blogging so this will be short.  We caught a ton of nice bluegill and numerous largemouth up to 12”.  A great three hours of fun.




flyfishing-championsI mentioned behind in work and included blogging.  FYI, I went back and wrote in detail about my day by day accounts with Team USA winning the GOLD in Italy last month.  Start on July 16 and go through the 23rd when you’re ready for some entertainment.  Winning a medal on the world stage doesn’t come easy!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!