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New Ride

Hello FrankenFly readers! I haven’t checked in and made a post about what’s happening in my fly fishing world for quite some time, so I figured I would throw something up.

I was finally able to pickup the boat for me recently and I couldn’t be happier. I have tried bass boats, canoes, and smaller kayaks, but haven’t been that happy. I enjoy drift boats, but they don’t fit the fishing in my area. So I’ve been into fly fishing from a kayak for two seasons now and love it! I just enjoy paddling my kayak, even if I’m not catching fish, so that’s huge. I recently sold my Perception Sound 10.5 that I have enjoyed and picked up a Jackson Kayak Kilroy. It is a longer boat with more stability and some advanced features, like a terrific seat and gear tracks for mounts. I took her out on a maiden voyage this past weekend and she paddles smooth and tracks very well. I was even able to stand up in the kayak, something I do not normally do. But with this boat, it’s easy.

Coming in at 12 feet 4 inches, it’s a couple of feet longer than my Perception and I love the added room. One thing I have debated on was removing the black pod that rides on top in front of the kayak. It is easily removable, but I wanted to try it first on the water. Now that I have, I think I am going to take it off to enjoy even more room in the front of the boat. This is a sit inside kayak, that reminds me a lot of a canoe, but with a lot more stability. I mean a lot more! The seat can be adjusted to a low or high position. I mainly keep it in the high position for better casting while sitting. That way you don’t hit the water on your backcast.

If you want a boat to get out on the water, I definitely recommend kayaks. You can get them at a reasonable cost and with no motor to deal with, it’s a no fuss way to get you out there.

Besides the new kayak, I’ve had a wonderful season of fishing. I caught some awesome fish while on vacation in Michigan this summer. I fished my local smallmouth river much more this season to learn more about the fishery. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on tying and fishing for bluegill and doing some Bucket Mouth League style of fishing.

I have two events coming up soon if you want to check them out. October 7th, I’ll be at J.L. Waters Adventure Outfitters in Bloomington, Indiana from 10am to 2pm tying flies. You are welcome to come in and watch or bring your vise and sit and tie with me. On October 19th, I’ll be in Fort Wayne, Indiana giving a bluegill presentation to the Three River Fly Fishers club. The meeting starts at 7pm. If you are interested in going, contact the Three Rivers Fly Fishers.

I hope all of you had a great fishing season as well. It’s not over yet, so get out there and fish! Thank you all for reading FrankenFly, I really appreciate it!

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Bucket Mouth League – April 2017

It’s been almost two years since the Bucket Mouth League was born right here on FrankenFly and it is still going strong! I was checking out the hashtag #bucketmouthleague on Instagram and this year has already started off on fire! There were so many, that I had trouble grabbing just a few photos for this post. The Bucket Mouth League is better than ever!
I want to thank all of you Bucket Mouth League members who have used the hashtag and continue to embrace the passion for Large Mouth Bass on the fly! Keep it up!

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Zudbubbler sale ends this weekend

I want to send a thanks out to everyone that ordered Zudbubblers and other flies from my online store during the recent sale. I still have a few sale orders to tie and send out. The Zudbubbler sale has been a success, but all good things come to an end. So this weekend will be the end of the sale.

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Here are a few shots of some of the orders that came through. Also, I went out last weekend and threw some Zudbubbers to largemouth, so check it out!

-Paul

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Bucket Mouth League update – July 2016

How’s the Bucket Mouth League doing out there this summer? Well, see for yourself!
#bucketmouthleague

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Join the Bucket Mouth League revolution!

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So, finally, after a long winter, it’s that time of year to be thinking about the Bucket Mouth League! Get out there and start catching those beautiful big mouths on the fly.

Last year I started the Bucket Mouth League with some simple rules. If you missed the initial post, you can read it here. I was very pleased with the response I received and we are off to a great start! But it was late in the season last year when the Bucket Mouth League began. I have very high hopes that this year we will make even bigger strides. I’ve seen growth especially in Instagram followings. The use of the #bucketmouthleague hashtag has over 300 posts. This is AWESOME!

So don’t forget to use our hashtag whenever you post a largemouth you caught on the fly on any of the social media apps that are available.

How do you enter the Bucket Mouth League? Simple, if you love fly fishing for largemouth bass you are automatically in the league. It’s that easy. Be sure to follow the link I provided in the sentence above because it explains the details clearly.

Spreading the love and passion for catching largemouth bass on the fly is what this league is all about.

Smallmouth bass, trout, muskie, and carp have their followings and are beloved in the fly fishing world. It’s time for largemouth bass to get that same love and respect from fly fishers.

So get out there and fly fish for bucket mouths and don’t be afraid to let other fly fishers know what your passion is.

Bucket Mouth League!

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The latest from the #bucketmouthleague

This is the latest on Instagram from the Bucket Mouth League. Promote largemouth bass on the fly and use the tag #bucketmouthleague

@houstonflyfishing

@houstonflyfishing

@gethookedflyfishing

@gethookedflyfishing

@fly_fishin_gray

@fly_fishin_gray

@myanroriearty

@myanroriearty

@bug.wild

@bug.wild

@jandmflies

@jandmflies

@panther_branch_bugs

@panther_branch_bugs

@fishndave68

@fishndave68

@looperflies

@looperflies

@frankenfly

@frankenfly

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