Great times with childhood friend Tito Marrero. Ever in NJ and want to go fly fishing with a local guide, hit him up. It was bass all night for the two of us.
Be sure to check out This is Fly online magazine newest issue. Great stuff as always but yours truly is the featured photographer Word!
Fishing partners are important. Mike (who is married to my wife’s cousin) and I had never fished together before but had played poker many times and attended parties and family gatherings plenty of times. Saturday we are at such a gathering and decided that we should go fishing early the next day at a lake across the street from his house. Mike had been into fly fishing way before me but had not been out in quite a long time.
5:30 AM the next day wearing sweatshirts in August we loaded up our fly rods, coffee and buttered rolls and paddled into the fog. We hit super fiesty bluegills right out of the gate and eventually lost count of how many fish we caught. A few Crappie and a small Largemouth made it even more sweet. Mike kept saying, “this was a good idea” as we floated around a completely empty body of water. That night Mike sent me a text with a pic of a fish saying he was “addicted, thanks”. That’s a good dude to go fishing with.
Yukon is my “hero”.
I like catching sunnies, except when I’m casting to trout.
If I see one more fly rod across someones shoulders while they are holding a fish I am going to kill something.
Michael Decoteau won a TFM spotting contest recently. We both recieved emails from Cameron stating we had the highest votes and it was between us. When I lost I was pretty bummed. Michael and I follow each other on Instagram he is (redspotfly) and I was combing though his images afterwards looking for something to hate on when I saw these flies. Not his fancy streamers but I loved them. I commented on them, we chatted, and bam. Special delivery. Now I need to make it out to him in Ohio to shoot some photos one day… a business trip, if you will. Thanks Michael, can’t wait to float them.