Friday, March 29, 2013

Video of the Week

I have been dreaming of fishing places I have never been this week and this  video reflects a want to try the Steelhead.  Thanks to Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. for a great tutorial.

Monday, March 25, 2013

White Bass Report

Let's get the truth out of the way right now.


Ok now for all the fishermen's excuses:
1) Flow was too low
2) The river was heavily fished by other people who got to the park sooner then myself.
3) Due to isolation from the lake below the park because of low water for the last couple years white bass populations are dwindling. (A wet year would allow them to recover).

Ok well I did have some success with Guadalupe bass and Longear sunfish.  The good old Clouser minnow (olive over white over blue variant) was my saving grace.

Friday, March 22, 2013

White Bass Trip Starts Today

If you have been following Siren Flies for the last couple weeks there has been a lot of buzz from me about white bass. Well today I am leaving for that very trip.  While I am hesitant to expect the worlds greatest white bass fishing trip this weekend because of low water levels, I look forward to joining the Alamo Fly Fishers on their annual trip for the first time.
Check out the video for an overview this event and if you are in the area please swing by a meeting or fly tying night. If you are looking for a good fly shop in San Antonio swing by Tackle Box Outfitters where the interview was filmed.

I will follow up with our success or failure next week.

Video of the week

In case fishing in Baja wasn't already on your wish list. Check out Chronicle of Cod. They have a cool collection of videos.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Marabou Minnow Fly for White Bass

The local hot fly for white bass is an olive marabou minnow in size 8 with medium bead chain eyes. I am relatively new to white bass fly fishing so I took a lot of local advice on putting together the various colors shown below.  I chose the color combination in the video for visibility and my personal devotion to flies with black and chartreuse.

I feel like there is a lot of room for more inventiveness for white bass flies. If anyone out there has white bass flies to share please post them to the Siren Flies Facebook page.

After editing the video I realized the hook is a size 6 Eagle Claw not a Mustad.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Video of the week

This week's video covers flies from the Calico Syndicate. I love it when people start trying to chase fish in new ways. Go check them out on Facebook. They have quite a few interesting videos.