Friday, January 31, 2014

As Promised, 8126-4 LTS Explosive Review

Thanks to Donna at Fish On! Sports I got to test out two different LTS rods. The Explosive and the X1. I have completed a video review on the Explosive, which is below, But before you get into the Video I want to comment on the components and finish of both Rods. LTS has Premium Cork, the likes of what you find on custom rods, where the rings are hand picked. The reel-seats are cool, European Styled, and beefy--but light. Both Rods are as Light as a Feather, and precisely wrapped. In short, the appearance of these rods are easy on the eyes, but their performance will capture your attention. 

I hope you enjoy the Review, and stay tuned for the X1, and LTS line reviews.  

LTS Explosive is a real attention getter!


Friday, January 24, 2014

AirFlo Rage Give Away!

We are just 250 visits away from Giving away a Airflo Rage (in the weight you request). So if you haven't  done so yet, go to my  website and use the link to my email and send me a message. I will put your message into a raffle. If you visit the site, make sure you get credit for it and send me a email. I will not use the emails for a mass email, or sell them to anyone, and I will delete the folder they are in after the drawing. If you like to keep up with whats going on, on the Rogue, Williamson, and other Southern Oregon waters you can follow  My Blog , just click on the "follow me" button on the top right and you will get a notification when my blog updates. If you want a Rage line, take the few seconds and shoot me a never know you might be the winner.
Go with the Flo

Could Be Yours


Monday, January 13, 2014

The Next Generation!

I love the fact that my boys still want to go fishing with me. I think the future of our Sport, Rivers, and Fish are in there hands. I am proud of all three of my boys, and would like you meet them. They aren't only the future of On The Fly Guide Service they are the people that will carry its values forward. I am pleased to introduce:

Aaron is the oldest of my three son's which means that he has been eating all the boat snacks longest. He is the most patient of all my boys. When he was little he would hunt the whole river, hitting every lie until he would catch a fish, then he would stay there the rest of the day. I couldn't get him to move as he thought that was the only place to catch a fish in the whole river.

Aaron with a couple nice Wood River Red Bands

Gage Is my middle son. He is probably the least patient of my sons. If its not moving fast he is. He covers water like a freight train! Often passing up all, but the most aggressive fish in the run--his excuse is those other fish don't fight anyhow. Gage is a natural with a two hander, although I had a heck of a time teaching him (father son thing). It wasn't until Mark Bauchman spent some time with him until he really started kicking some line out. If your swinging behind Gage, don't worry he wont hog the hole- but he may get all the tail walkers.

Wood River... Ya

Gage attacking a classic Rogue River Run!

Chase is the youngest of my sons. He is never to be outdone by his older brothers. He is fishes wise beyond his years. Always calculating, he watches his brothers and learns from their victories and mistakes. Chase usually bats clean up--catching fish the other two have missed. You can bet if Chase is fishing a certain lie he'll have a reason. 

Chase with a nice Rogue River Steelhead.

 As you can see, On The Fly Guide Service and our sport is in good hands, and you can bet I am a proud Papa.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Calling all Fly Fishermen!

As a Citizen Airman myself, I have the opportunity, and privilege, to be close the fine men and women of our Armed Services. The first hand stories of IED's, Firefights, and Human Atrocities that these people have to go through makes me shudder.

After viewing the movie Lone Survivor last night I was reminded of Project Healing Waters and what Bigstick Fly Fishing is trying to do to help these Heros.

  If you watch this movie remember the price of freedom isn't free and we all should try to do something  help calm their battle ridden souls. Help Organizations like  Project Healing Waters, Lone Survivor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project.

As Fly Fishermen there is something else you can do. Its Simple, Its Free, Its Informative, and best of all it helps those who Served You...Register at Big Stick Fly Fishing. The folks over there are donating gear and I'm donating trips to our Veterans. Take the Five Minutes, Register , and you will help bring peace to our Heroes. This is a way everyone can get involved. For details check out the picture below:

Watch Lone Survivor and do what you can to help.