Friday, December 6, 2013

Nice Dark Wild Brownie

Caught on a #20 Red Zebra Midge at my local trout stream. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

With Eric On my "Local" Wild Brown Trout Stream

Eric caught this Brownie on an Elk Hair Caddis fishing skinny pocket water today. Fish were looking up and we had a great day!
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Nice Brownie

Fished my "Local" Wild Brown Trout Stream and the fish were eager and looking up, this was the best of the bunch!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Products for September

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Friday, July 12, 2013

IFTD New Product Showcase Winners

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

“Italian Wilderness Fly Fishing”

I'm going to Italy this fall and I am going to get in one day of fly fishing with MB Rods!  Looks great ;-))

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Driving X-Country with my Son Scott

Leaving for San Francisco this morning, once there Scott will pick me up and we will be off to our first destination, Reno, Nevada. From there on to Salt Lake City and then Breckenridge, Colorado for some fly fishing.  BTW I used TSA Pre at Dulles airport, highly recommend.  Keep shoes on, belt on, computer in bag, etc... like it should be!

Our route across country.

Scott looking very cool;-))

The Sierra Nevadas in CA on rte 80.

The Rockies in Colorado.

Fished the Blue River Tailwater below Dillon Reservoir in Frisco Friday afternoon, we "killed" them!

We drove from Frisco CO through Kansas and visited Nashville TN before staying in the Caddis Cabin (below) which is part of the South Holston River Lodge complex.

Scott's friend Shannon,

and Rachel visited and I gave Rachel the 2 hr "How to Fly Fish/Fly Cast Class". This is Rachel casting, waiting for the strike and with her first "Brownie" on a fly rod.

I picked up this beauty fairly early in the morning.  He was busy eating breakfast when he made the mistake of eating the BWO emerger that I offered him.

Jon Hooper set me up and I drifted the South Fork of the Holston Tuesday afternoon with Matthew.  The Sulphurs were on and the fishing was fantastic to say the least, some of the best dry fly fishing I've experienced!  I bet we caught 40 fish between us in under 3 hours.

Matthew with one of the many Browns he and I caught.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival

Thanks to everyone that supported me at the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival this past weekend (April 20-21)!  I really appreciate your support.  I am offering the folks that visited my booth the discounted show prices for rods and reels for the next two weeks (free shipping always applies over $100). In order to get this pricing please call me (703-727-3603) or email me (

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fly Rod 'N Reel Now Offering Guide Service

Fly Rod 'N Reel is offering guide service to Trout rivers and streams in and around the Northern Virginia/Maryland area.  FRNR offers 8 hour day trips for one or two anglers, $180 for a single and $210 for two. These trips are designed for the novice angler(s)* or the angler who wants to gain more confidence on the stream.  We will cover the following:

  • How to locate Trout
  • Fly selection
  • Casting
  • Line Control
  • Presenting the fly
  • Hooking, playing, landing and releasing fish.

These trips include the use of a fly rod, flies, lunch, snacks and light refreshments.

Eric with a Rainbow on the North Branch

*Some fly casting experience required

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wild Rainbow Trout Caught at a Small Spring Creek

I caught these Little Gems very close to home.   I used a Frenchie Nymph that I tied up this weekend, very effective pattern. This urban Spring Creek is close to Northern Virginia and not too many people know about it. Since the stream is tiny the fish don’t get large, average size is 4-6″ and you have to work hard to get to the pools but each pool has a couple of these eager guys.