Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Thank You for 1K and Final Bass of the Year

A new video is up on the YouTube channel.  I wanted to catch one more bass on a fly this year as well as off a heart-felt thank you for helping me reach 1,000 subscribers.  Thank you again to all that subscribed and I hope the videos I make are both educational as well as entertaining.  Thank you for your support, kind words, and encouragement.  You folks are the best!

Show Me Fly Guy YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/theshowmeflyguy

Monday, October 26, 2020

Fly Tying Tutorial: The Polarceiver

As the weather starts to be less conducive to fishing (like today for example in my area where it is snowing currently), many of us will start to transition to focusing more on tying flies rather than chucking them.  Here's a pretty cool pattern to help you shake the rust off your vise.  

Flymen Fishing Company YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaIeIyLD1-KP2wBn1EPeGdg

Friday, October 23, 2020

Last Request, I Promise!

I have a small request and I promise that this is the last time I ask for this.  I wouldn't ask if it weren't important to me because I don't like to ask for unnecessary help.  But this is something I can't do on my own.  Currently, I am sitting on 995 YouTube subscriptions.  It would mean A LOT to me to make it to 1,000 by the end of the weekend.  It doesn't cost you anything monetarily, but it does take a small amount of time which is actually worth a great deal.  I don't take that lightly by the way.

On a separate note, I'm not even sure what happens when I hit 1,000.  Does YouTube send me a cookie cake and balloons?  I don't know, but I sure want to find out.  If you don't subscribe, I'll never know and there are no hard feelings.  I'm just trying to reach a goal and wouldn't turn down a hand up!  And I promise that this will be the last time I ask you to subscribe to my YouTube channel on this blog!

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/theshowmeflyguy

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Yet Another Cat on the Fly

Night before last I took my fly fishing club to James A. Reed Conservation Area in Lee's Summit, Missouri.  This was only the second trip for the club and they are still learning all of the complexities that come along with fly fishing.  I have them fishing small jigs under indicators.  I figure this will get them a lot of bites and is the simplest method to get them started on.  While I was walking around giving casting advice and taking out knots, I decided to carry my six weight and make a few casts with a streamer.  

One spot in particular looked pretty fishy.  There was a pocket where the vegetation didn't grow with a tree hanging over the water.  It looked like the perfect place for a big old bass be hide out in.  I wasn't totally shocked when I saw something crush my fly, but I was pretty shocked to see a 2 pound channel cat instead of a bass.  Every fall might not end up like this for me, but I certainly have a new favorite time of year to chase channel cats with a fly rod!


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Pyramid Lake is Haunted?

In my research yesterday, I found out that Pyramid Lake might actually be haunted...by babies!  You'll just have to hear the stories and examine the evidence to draw your own conclusion.  Babies or not, I'm going to fish off a ladder for monster cutthroat at some point!




Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pyramid Lake

For some reason, I can't stop thinking about Pyramid Lake lately.  It is on my bucket list of places to fish and is a pretty amazing place.  The story behind it's comeback is pretty spectacular as well.  I will let the video and article take it from here because I don't want to butcher any of the facts or terminology.  By the end of today's post, don't be surprised if it starts to creep into you subconscious as well!

Vegas PBS YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vegaspbs

Article that tells the story of Pyramid Lake: https://www.pyramidlakeflyfishing.com/fishing/aboutthelake/

Monday, October 19, 2020

New YouTube Video!

When I first set out to make this video, the goal was to catch a couple of 12 inch bass on a tandem wooly bugger rig. What happened was unexpected but fun none the less. I hope you laugh and learn at the same time because that is always the goals with my videos!  Also, I am currently at 975 subscribers and would LOVE to hit 1,000 soon!  All subscriptions are greatly appreciated and get me a little closer to actually making some money off this gig!

All likes and subscriptions are greatly appreciated!  Here is a link to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/theshowmeflyguy

Friday, October 16, 2020

Crappie on the Fly

Aside from catching some catfish on small jigs recently, Wendy and I have ben doing really well catching crappie on wooly buggers.  I have a YouTube video coming out really soon where I give you the rundown on how we have been doing it.  I was planning on releasing that video today but realized that my final edit contained mature language coming out of Wendy's mouth so a re-edit is necessary.  Now I know how Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese feel.  So for now, here are some fish we have been catching and a link to the wooly that has been working well for us.

Link to wooly that I sell on the Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/838966869/white-body-cone-head-wooly-bugger

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Fish Print Shop

 Wendy and I recently moved and it seemed apropos to get her a housewarming gift.  After a lot of consideration, I decided to go with a nice wall decoration from https://prints.fish/ .  I follow them on Instagram and really appreciate the beauty of their product as well as how catch and release is promoted by their product too.  I'm also a huge fan of Joseph Tomelleri.  He is an amazing artist and you have probably seen some of his trout prints.  He also lives in Leawood, Kansas, so he is local (to me).  

If you are not familiar with The Fish Print Shop, they make an artistic representation of a memorable fish that you have caught.  They make the print the same length as your fish and include important information like the name of the angler, the date, the location, species, and size of the fish.  And while the girth and the color are not replicated on your fish, the detail and beauty of their product makes up for the slight loss of detail.  

I chose the big, 23 inch, 6 pound rainbow trout that Wendy caught on the Miracle Mile of the Platte River as the fish that would be honored.  I have a few fish mounts and deer mounts on the wall and I felt like she needed something to be proud to display as well.  To make a long story short, both Wendy and myself are ecstatic about how her trophy turned out.  We are in the process of getting it framed and will share how the final product comes out when it is complete.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

J and S Pizza- A New Partner

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that I will be promoting J & S Pizza in the future.  They aren't a sponsor and I'm not getting paid, but Josh (co-owner) has been kind enough to let me send a little good publicity their way and I am happy to do it.  I asked Josh if I could spread the word about their amazing food because it truly is my favorite pizza in the Kansas City area.  It is a good, small business that is ran by some of the nicest folks you could ever meet.  I always get a large pepperoni and jalapeno pizza but you are officially warned that the peppers are spicy.  It has a bar area but is also family friendly with games for the kids and sports on the televisions.  So if you're looking for a good pizza, either swing by their location in Liberty or you can order online.  And tell them the Show Me Fly Guy sent you.  That sounded funny when I read it out loud.  I've always wanted to say that! 

Link: https://www.jspizzaliberty.com/