Fly Fishing

Episode #0007 - Frank Smethurst, Runnin Down The Man, TU TV, Dubai And Fishing Adventure Comedies - Tom Rowland Podcast

Episode #0007 - Frank Smethurst, Runnin Down The Man, TU TV, Dubai And Fishing Adventure Comedies - Tom Rowland Podcast

Aside from guiding, winning tournaments, and hosting television shows (and running a mothership operation in the Sea of Cortez somewhere in there), Smethurst is also well known for his role in a number of award-winning films that feature his fly fishing adventures in some of the most exciting and interesting parts of the world. One of Rowland’s favorites is a film called Running Down The Man, which features Smethurst and friends fly fishing up and down the Baja for the elusive Roosterfish...via dune buggy...

Flyfishing For Tarpon

Flyfishing For Tarpon

I only have 6-8 flies that I have tied for my tarpon season.  Sure, I mess around on the vise and tie up all sorts of creations that I hope will unlock some aggression in the fish, but the truth is that I use light and dark Keys style flies, light and dark Steve huff Ballyhoo flies, Worm flies and light and dark Toad style flies regularly.  With those flies, you can probably get a fish to bite. 

Maxine McCormick, 11, Places 4th in U.S. National Casting Championship

Maxine McCormick, 11, Places 4th in U.S. National Casting Championship

To put it in perspective, casters are scored in accuracy on a scale of zero to 300 in three events. Maxine scored a combined 289 in three events for fly accuracy. That tied for the fourth highest among all casters, no matter age, gender or past achievements.

How To Catch A Permit On Fly - Permit Fishing 101-Fly Tackle and Techniques-Part 3 of 3

How To Catch A Permit On Fly - Permit Fishing 101-Fly Tackle and Techniques-Part 3 of 3

Flyfishing for permit is difficult not because the fish are terribly difficult to catch rather that our flies and techniques do not accurately represent what they want to eat.  Permit look at a dead crab the same as they look at a fly.  The profile is interesting but not really what they had in mind.  Flies need to have action resembling the real crabs and until they do, it is my opinion that they will remain exceptionally difficult to catch on fly.