A few weeks ago I met up with Ben from AnglerGang to do some fishing. We’ve been friends on twitter for a while and we we’re both itching to catch a bass on opener. So we reserved a boat at Goreski’s Landing and met there around 7:30AM Saturday morning. The day was very hot with mostly clear skies and we took a beating in the sun. We didn’t catch many (and Ben caught most of those) or any huge ones, but we still got out there and had a great time! Check out Ben’s site AnglerGang.com for more great fishing content!
Paul Mugo (pictured below) is the owner of the Kenya Tyeing Flies Company. Taught by his father from a very young age he has been tying flies almost his entire life. Since that time Paul has embraced his gift and started a company to sell high quality hand-tied flies overseas. The images in this gallery are samples that Paul sent me because he does not have easy access to a digital camera, so in trade I offered to photograph everything he sends me. Just like the previous sample of his flies I was amazed at the quality and detail. This time Paul even sent some “new” and “experimental” shrimp patterns he’s working on and they are by far my favorite. Paul was also kind enough to include a large pike fly that I hope to use soon! Contact Paul via email if you would like to see a price list, many flies can be purchased by the dozen for what you’re used to paying for a just a single fly locally.
Zazzy Pop lures are handcrafted, American made, one-of-a-kind premium poppers like you’ve never seen before. There are three different models available, the traditional size and shaped popper, the pencil popper, and the “Thunder Pop” for big bass and even pike. No two Zazzy Pop lures are ever exactly the same, but all are hand painted, epoxied, and finished to perfection. Zazzy Pop poppers are the work of Owl Jones, “The King of Fishertainment”.
For trout opening day a few friends and I headed up north to try a semi-remote section of the Boyne River. We arrived around 5AM and hiked down the long path through dense forest and thick mud. When we finally arrived at the bottom almost 30 minutes later we saw a small pod of steelhead. The day started well with me catching a nice 10″ resident brown trout, but the action on the Boyne slowed as the sun continued to rise above the tree line. At about 11AM we decided to leave and find new water and after a lengthy walk back uphill through the mud we took out a map and planned out our next destination. We would head southwest to a small Lake Ontario tributary where Eric swore we would catch something. Now as much as we hassle Eric for his sometimes outlandish fish tales this location completely lived up to the hype!