Drew’s Corner

7 Best of the Best Largemouth Bass Flies

If you’re anything like me, just hearing the words “bass fishing” evokes childhood memories of sweltering hot summers and brightly colored deer hair poppers. I can vividly remember riding my bike, fly rod clutched tightly across the handlebars, to Tony Specchio’s farm. My excitement grew with each carefully placed step as I traipsed across the “fragrant”cow pastures to fish my favorite pond. Like most “noobie” fly anglers, I cut my teeth catching largemouth bass.

“Count to one hundred, ” Dad used to say, “that’s how long you should wait before moving your popper.” As a youngster, it always felt like an eternity watching the concentric waves expand away from the fly as they disappeared into the glassy surface of the pond. After about thirty seconds, I just couldn’t take waiting anymore. I would bring my popper to life, awakening the pond with a loud Baaa-LOOUpe! A siren call to ready and waiting bass lurking in the cattails. To this day, I just don’t know what’s better, the violent explosion when the bass decides to eat, or the anticipation building up to the ambush. I guess it’s all part of the experience and what draws us all back to largemouth bass. Read More

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“Kiss the Water” Movie Review

“Kiss the Water” is an enchanting documentary detailing the life of the implausibly talented fly tyer Megan Boyd.  As if by magic this new fly fishing film transports you to an idyllic world trapped in time.

The fairy tail unfolds in the scenic rolling hills of Scotland. Amusing interviews with Megan’s childhood friends help to recount who she was, what it was like growing up in that era, and how her artfully tied flies became coveted by Royalty.  Her stunning patterns are truly something to behold, and the vibrantly colored feathers seem to come alive in high definition.  The delicate interplay between breathtaking streamside vistas and vibrant dreamlike animations are masterfully intertwined throughout, gripping even the non-fisherman and tyers amongst us.

This is an amazing work reaches far beyond documenting the life of a world-renowned fly tyer and transcends your typical fly fishing film…Evoking unanswered questions within all fly fishermen.  I highly recommend you immerse yourself in this astonishing piece of cinematography.

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