SUNSHINE, Smallies, Turtles and a Common Water Snake

by | Jun 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

blog-June-3-2015-1-flyfishing-for-smallmouthI took a sigh of relief when the sunrise woke me up today instead of wind howling and rain pattering.  Things were looking up.  At 6 AM my sister Becky arrived at camp and we took off in the canoe in perfect conditions for fly fishing for smallmouth bass on Lake Winnipesaukee.


blog-June-3-2015-2-flyfishing-for-bassWhen popping for smallies I prefer my 6-weight Winston and a WF6F line.  Today I was using one of Scientific Anglers new SBT fly lines and found that it powers the wind resistant fly where it needs to go.  The key to the actual popping is not to move the fly too fast.  I let the ripples formed by each pop completely disappear between pops.  It’s this hesitation that drives all bass crazy.


blog-June-3-2015-3-flyfishing-lake-winnepesaukeeLast year Becky and I went out on nearly the exact conditions.  The difference however it was ten days later in June and the water was much warmer.  The smallies were aggressive and we landed nine incredible fish.  Today, although not nearly as fast and furious due to the colder water, we each landed two including this beautiful fish by Becky.


blog-June-3-2015-4-common-water-snakeWe went to a black crappie lake on the outskirts of Wolfeboro this afternoon on foot.  Although the crappie didn’t cooperate I managed to catch another painted turtle to the delight of Granny.  But the highlight was by far this three foot long common water snake that politely posed for the camera.


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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!