Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Truck Tow Mirrors

I got the moose antlers installed on the new truck tonight. I've never been one to anthropomorphize a vehicle, but I suddenly want to call the truck "Marty".  "Sorry Folks Parks Closed.  Moose Outside Should Have Told You."  "I'm On A Pilgrammage To See A Moose."

Hannah Hart from FWC Marine Fisheries Management at MCFF

Hannah Hart from FWC Marine Fisheries Management gave a very interesting presentation on algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon at last night's MCFF meeting.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Testing the ThermoWade Staff

Got out for a little bit this afternoon to do a trial run with the ThermoWade staff. A wading staff that measures and records air and water temperature along with time and date. Such a fantastic tool for your fishing log book and to aid in species targeting and fly selection! We'll get a First Cast posted as soon as the weather is conducive to filming!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

New Fishin' Rig!!

Picked up a new fishin' rig this morning to facilitate the Suburban Angler Southeastern Flyfishing Tour 2018!!! If anybody's interested in sponsoring the tour, I wouldn't mind the help paying for it!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Smelling the Campfire

There's something uplifting about putting your favorite hat on in the middle of the week and smelling the campfire and recalling the adventures from the past weekend.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Spanish Fort Bass Pro Shop

Got to check out the Spanish Fort Bass Pro Shop outside Mobile Alabama on our drive to Mississippi. A cool, new design Bass Pro with a General Store, Islamorada Fish Co. restaurant and White River Fly Shop! After working in the Atlanta store for so long, I really enjoy visiting other Bass Pro stores when traveling and comparing the differences. Bikers have Harley dealerships, outdoorsmen have Bass Pro Shops!

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Got the Hook

Do you suppose he was trying to eat the whole fly? Or was he just trying to pick a piece off, but happened to get the hook?

Monday, March 05, 2018

Bluegill fishing

Bluegill fishing on a footbridge on the Florida Trail with the Gulf of Mexico in front of me, Pensacola Bay behind me and historic Fort Pickens to my right. Now that's a beautiful bluegill spot!

Saturday, March 03, 2018

We made it over to Mississippi

We made it over to Mississippi this morning and found a gorgeous creek to fish!! I was warned against launching the kayak due to a VERY large alligator that frequents the area along with several recently confirmed crocodile sightings. There was an alligator and exotics farm nearby that had been compromised during hurricane Irene!! The fish weren't in a biting mood anyway, so we'll just have to go back!
 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fly Trap Pro Series

Starting to get the annual giveaway goodies together! Huge thanks to the folks at Fly Trap for sending us a Pro Series XLT and a Pro Series XSM and extra cylinders to include in the giveaway!! We'll be releasing a First Cast video on the Fly Trap (and a bunch of other Fly Fishing products!!) on the Suburban Angler YouTube channel in the next few weeks. More details on the TSA Giveaway 2018 coming soon!!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fly Tying Outside in the Dark

We did some fly tying outside in the dark at Monday night's Mid-Coast Fly Fishers fly tying meeting. Emmett Pizzoferrato instructed us in tying his Pumpkin Pie and Black Darter flies.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Pete Kutzer Casting Instruction, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Pete Kutzer making it look effortless as always!

Thomas & Thomas, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Always good to see the folks from Thomas & Thomas at the shows! Check TheSuburbanAngler.com archives for my thoughts on the Solar rod they let me borrow. Loved casting that rod!!

Unicoi Outfitters, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

I don't ever fish anywhere near Helen, GA without stopping in and talking to the guys at Unicoi Outfitters! The new booth sign looks great!


Jonathan from Fly Skinz, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Jonathan at Fly Skinz was kind enough to demonstrate tying a floating crab fly using his Exo Skin and Crab Bits materials. A quick tie and an awesome looking pattern. I can't wait to tie a bunch when I get home!!!

Steve Hudson: Georgia's DH Trout, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Starting Day 2 of the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show by watching a presentation on Georgia's Delayed Harvest trout by my old friend Steve Hudson! Still a few seats left, get here fast!!!

Friday, February 02, 2018

The Catch and Release Pickers, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Great live entertainment before the IF4 show starts!

Big River Camps, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

There is something about fishing in Labrador that has long held my interest. Big River Camps has excellent Atlantic Salmon and Sea-Run Brook Trout fishing at their doorstep!! Anybody interested in going with me?

George Daniel's casting demo, The Fly FIshing Show Atlanta 2018

Caught the tail end of George Daniel's casting demo. You know it's serious when the presenter kicks off his shoes and gets in the casting pond!!!

Tenkara USA, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

If you remember the Suburban Angler Giveaway last year, the folks from Tenkara USA were kind enough to donate one of their rod packages. So glad that today I had the opportunity to thank Daniel in person! Their podcast released an episode last night all about Tenkara fishing for panfish with @panfish_on_the_fly! I'll be listening to that on the drive back to Florida!!

Dave Whitlock, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Sitting in on a fly tying presentation from one of my favorite fly tyers, authors and wildlife artists, Dave Whitlock. He's explaining his 3 Emerger System while tying the 3 caddis emerger patterns he likes to use.

Rise Fishing Co, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Rise Fishing Co has a booth at the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show. A direct to consumer model helps to keep prices down on some feature packed fly rods!

Alpine Leisure Co., The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Picked up a cool new reel pouch from @alpineleisureco. I tend to prefer anything with a belt loop and these reel pouches double as a rod holder when on the water. Check them out, lots of neat stuff!

River Through Atlanta, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Hanging out with the fly tiers at the River Through Atlanta, the premier guide service for the Chattahoochee River!!

NorVise Rotary Fly Tying System, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Just watched a demonstration of the NorVise rotary fly tying system by Tim and Tyler O'Neill. Really a unique tying system that I hope to try soon!

Alpharetta Outfitters, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

Alpharetta Outfitters has an awesome display at this year's Atlanta Fly Fishing Show! Make sure you stop by and see them!

Seigler Reels, The Fly Fishing Show Atlanta 2018

I was introduced to Seigler Reels this morning. Talk about bullet proof!! 100% designed and made in the USA to handle the biggest fish you'll catch on a fly!

Let the festivities begin!!


Thursday, February 01, 2018

The Atlanta Fly Fishing Show

Made it to Georgia, camp is all set up, I've already made a new friend and the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show starts tomorrow morning!! See you there!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Took the puppy out!!

Took the puppy out for her first shakedown run this weekend!! We had a great time and no big issues with the camper. Atlanta bound next weekend and I expect it to be a great trip!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

I WILL be...

Tickets secured, time off request approved, camping reservations confirmed! I WILL be at the Atlanta Fly Fishing Show this year! I'm really looking forward to the trip and seeing everyone there!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Only two days behind...

Only two days behind, but I got everything transferred over to the new 2018 Action Day planner. Already added a few show dates to it and I'm going to get some blog posts and Youtube videos scheduled in it next. 2018 is going to be HUGE!!!
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Monday, January 01, 2018

Best Nine 2017

Just because all the cool kids are doing it. Happy New Year!! Thanks for sticking with us for another year!! We're going to try to make 2018 HUGE!!
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