The Beach Today

[caption id="attachment_9927" align="alignnone" width="442"] Spent a great Sunday walking the beach with a fly rod![/caption]  

Extreme Fishing for Real

My perception is that the majority of people making films or videos about fly fishing these days attempt to portray the sport as "extreme." To me extreme means putting your life at risk by participating in the sport. I have never felt my life has been threatened by the actual ...

Caption Contest?

Fan Mail – Morrish’s West Side

Ken, Look close and you will see your "West Side" fly. Caught this fish ( 8.5 lbs) with David Pinder Jr. on the West end of Grand Bahama Island last week!  Your fly was hot.  Lost all but one.  Broke off a double digit fish on the first cast with it! Anyway thought ...

Autumnal Equinox 2012

[caption id="attachment_8483" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Lemon Shark...Grizzly Bear?"][/caption] The autumnal equinox is my favorite day of the year. Forget Christmas, my birthday, or the Fourth of July, Sept. 22nd (or the 23rd some years) has brought me more gifts and produced far more grandiose displays. There’s something that takes place deep within ...

Running Down the Pacificos

[caption id="attachment_7786" align="aligncenter" width="666" caption="We were successful in running some of these down"][/caption] San Jose del Cabo is about fifteen miles east of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Thirty years ago my wife’s grandfather built a home on a lonely beach near the town of San Jose.  The beach has been developed ...

Karnopps Develops Pike-Tarpon Convertable Flies

[caption id="attachment_7796" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Pike convertable gets Brady in the Game"][/caption] Over the last couple of years much of my fishing, thus my tying, has centered on pike. Over the winter I developed a few toad-esque patterns that I’ve been itching to feed a northern, but the ice held on late ...

Just a Quick Trip to Ascension Bay

Hey Zach -  I made a quick trip to Ascension Bay in mid-February. I showed the guides from Pesca Maya Lodge my fly box and they went for the Mart’s RL Pseudo Shrimp, Mart’s Medium Rare and Mart’s Gold Grill for bonefish, and Morrish’s Crab Cake – Olive for permit. ...

The Filming Never Stops @ Catch

Hey Zach,   This comes from Andros South Lodge in the Bahamas. Shooting some Catch Magazine videos and having fun in the sun. This is bonefish country and there are so many miles of flats, that in a week, we will only scratch the surface. Tailers on the morning in-coming tide and ...

Pseudo Shrimp Rocks Hawaii

Recently I returned home to Hawaii to try and save a Punawai or spring that flows into the ocean.  Most of my time was spent doing research on Hawaii's coastal laws in particular the Shoreline Management Act.  As the owners of this property one had a Punawai on their land ...