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Texas Fly Podcast 001

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fly Fishing’s Newest Journey of the Mind

For those who’ve been around long enough (subtract ten years and see where you were), you may remember this website started off with words. Then, it quickly lead to sounds in the form of slideshows with audio, and what I called “FlyPodCasts.” The edge was bleeding at the time,  but how could I know that a simple phone in our pockets would lead to a revolution in the way we show and share (remember my original mission statement?) information and nowadays bragging rights on FLY FISHING IN TEXAS.

Heck, in the earliest of history, I certainly brought the base well beyond “FLY FISHING IN TEXAS,” and expanded our horizons to Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado and New Mexico.

It didn’t take long – a few outdoor designed waterproof cameras, and a few phone upgrades – for video to go flying past audio podcasts as a means to show you all I could find about fly fishing, fly tying, techniques, reviews and social events and then my guiding for carp. The more video I captured, the more I wanted to do more and improve more. THAT DRIVE still exists as I press these keys. Yet, we have had our audio appetites whetted here on occasion – late night music countdowns from snowy, frozen oil fields along the Red River, audio fishing reports and more.

HOWEVER, with the maturing of iTunes Podcasts, and the falling away of the chafe of bad-to-terrible Podcasts, and ONE fantastic audio interview in Rockport; I am looking to make our way back into audio journeys of our minds via iTunes Podcasting. You can be sure the Texas Fly Caster YouTube Channel will keep on trucking, but until I finally have a real budget for more REAL GEAR to record top-shelf video – the technical progress of the YouTube Channel is hobbled on location stories. On the other hand, I have had plenty of gear ready for the entry point of quality Podcasting NOW. The gear just sat there, until now.

The only thing to develop is … the audio journey in a way that paints a picture you can see in your mind’s-eye only. I’ll be honest with you, there’s a big field here to plow – as Bernie would say, “H UUU GGG E.” I can see hear a time when we do audio taken from phone interviews of other fly fishing guides, fly fishers, and fly fishing industry movers-and-shakers. Those phone interviews require some technical powers I have yet to find (help me if you can).

I will also be honest; you may get some “artsy-fartsy” Fly Podcasts as well. I actually started, then forgot about, a collection of water sounds from Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. Finding those would be near impossible, so we will just have to go do them again. I am anxious to try recording fly fishing audio, with all the descriptive talk that goes over it, and see just how that works. If you see some strange guy walking around talking to himself … feel free to approach me, and for God’s sake, start a conversation!


It’s Watcher Wednesday! Are You Tired of Watching Yet?

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Going with the flow of video somehow gets easier


This is the LONG VERSION of a trailer that was supposed to be a short version. I guess I am better doing long than short videos. Still experimenting …

NOW THIS IS a good video. Yes, slow-mo overkill, but well done. (Maybe I should move there, and do this “reporting?” After all, we are “Texas” Fly Casters, right?)

Somehow, the ability to share via video seems to lead to more ideas and more topics – topics that I hope interest your eyes in watching. What is so funny to me is how primitive things seem to look – video quality, recording quality, editing, audio quality – in such a short time.

I’m also looking to be more “up front” with the Fly Nation, having tried live events, and taken a look at Snapchat. It looks like it may be time to get on board with Snapchat based on the sheer numbers of young people who are now using it. When I asked one of those young people last night, “Why Snapchat?” He said, “Because it’s easy. It’s the easiest way to do this.” The Google-Hangout thing is still so cumbersome, kind of, like, for OLD PEOPLE?

I know you couldn’t tell by looking, but I do like easy technology … stay tuned.

Friday Fly Fishing Report Plus New Subscriber Information!

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

March 16 Texas Fly Fishing Report and weekly Statewide fishing report by TPWD.


This is the first Texas Fly Fishing Report in a long while! I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. I constantly try and tweak the format for your benefit, and this time that includes the weekly TPWD fishing reports at the end credits. They roll like old school end credits, so you fan fast-forward and pause when you see a water body you are interested in fishing this weekend! REMEMBER – standard fishing reports translate easily into your fly fishing plans. And if you don’t know how, just read more articles in Texas Fly Caster.


For Texas Fly Caster subscribers; there are a bunch of new benefits that far, far outweigh the $30-dollar yearly subscription. Now, you get private YouTube videos sent to you, and viewable only by subscribers. You also get a 10-percent discount on my guided trips, and 10-percent discount on all purchases at Not enough, you say? How about invitations to private Texas Fly Caster subscriber parties at the FLY BAR during the season, with me at the grill and a Denton Micro at the tap? It’ll be anything but a “club” type of gathering, that much is for sure!
+Shannon Drawe
+Texas Fly Caster

Welcome To The Bleeding Edge – Live Fly Video Hardly Ready For Primetime

| January 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Well, that was FUBAR. It won’t be long before everyone gets on this bandwagon – YouTube Live broadcasting, but for now it is still rocket science to me (and the majority of unwashed I presume). I will complain to the software makers (who I paid good money), and see if it makes any difference.

There’s a lot of dead time in this video, but here it is. I trust it will start at the ten minute mark, and you are welcome to look backward to the warmup for some real boredom. This video is about all the different water columns and flies in those columns – for catching largemouth bass on fly.

#bassonfly #tejasbeer #flytying #flyfishing #YouTubeLiveBroadcast

Happy 92nd.* Birthday Lefty Kreh!

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bernard Victor Kreh Lefty #happybirthdaylefty #krehcast

I told a couple of friends at this event that every time I see Lefty at an event I think (maybe whisper as well), “You never know, this could be the last time we see him.” Until last year, I never thought it could be the last time he sees me! Imagine that, one of the greatest, the Greatest Generation … have a look at the video, still going strong.

Happy Birthday Lefty Kreh. We could never pay you what we owe you for your contributions to fly fishing.

This is just another slap-dash video from the DVD “The Complete Cast” party at Tailwaters, in Dallas, Texas, February 13. At least you can get a look at Lefty, and the new Tailwaters location … and that $1200-dollar Hatch Reel! Sweet.

*I’ll be honest with you, I don’t think anyone really knows Lefty Kreh’s age.

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