It’s Monday – Do You Know Who Your Presidents Are?

| February 16, 2015

It’s President’s Day. Welcome to another Monday in another week in the eighth year of the existence of the Texas Fly Caster experience. I hope you are where you want to be, and travel safely if you are in North Texas as conditions slowly degrade the early part of this week. Are we recovered from Valentine’s weekend yet?

I know it may take a bit longer for me to shrug off the after effects of singlehandedly installing the new A/C on top of the Airstream, but it looks like there’ll be plenty of downtime this week as the weather here gets back to North Texas normal. This weather (minus the precipitation) is shaping up for a few good days of trout action in Oklahoma.

For those who haven’t been watching the Texas Fly Fishing Report that comes out Thursdays, be sure to check it out – you can watch any of them as many times as you want, and the same goes for upcoming episodes as well. I am always looking to find new people, new topics, new information and ideas for these reports, special videos and video tips. I am also looking for anyone else doing this type of consistent video reportage so that I can learn from them – so send in those links for videos or channels. I’ll happily embed any quality fly fishing video in a post here at Texas Fly Caster if you’ll just take a few seconds to send me that linkage.

If nothing else, please remember to visit and subscribe to the YouTube Channel so that you can get notifications as new videos are uploaded to that channel. The Channel should become a great resource as the fishing picks up this spring, and the with new technical roads we are headed down – related to rod building, kayaking, boating and fish finders – will also be a source for informative videos for many months (even years) to come. Yes, as always it is free to watch the Texas Fly Caster Youtube Channel

Speaking of video tips, there’ll be a new one out later this week that shows you an alternate (fly fishing)purpose for the common plastic knitting needle. Watch last Thursday’s Report to see the brand and type of needles you need. If you tie your own leaders, or like a good loop knot, you’re going to want to watch that video tip.


Excitement blew up on the Instagram connection when I posted that image of a piece of an Airstream trailer that had a quick drawing of a tarpon on it. Well, I started rough cutting it a few days ago, and now it’s just a matter of figuring out how far to take the cutting and shaping. The side that was in the photograph is likely the BACK side of the final piece. The last thing we want is for it to look like a typical factory cut piece. There’s probably not much chance of that. LK drew the original, and we are occasionally collaborating under the “Soft Spark Art” banner. Keep an eye on that Instagram feed for photo updates. More fish to come …

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