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JJ’s Chug Bug Featured in SW Fly Fishing

Similar to our recent post about the Crabcake Special fly. We just found out the other day that JJ's Chug Bug fly pattern was also featured in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine. It should be appearing in the March/April issue, in their In The Vice segment. This is the second pattern from Captain Jeff that Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine has featured, and another good one. This is one of his favorite topwater patterns for the for the flats of Southwest Texas. But he has also fished this fly to catch trout, jacks, snook and even tarpon. So clearly a good fly to have in the arsenal. You can find more

JJ’s Crabcake Featured in SW Fly Fishing

A while back, Capt. Jeff had the opportunity to sit with the good folks from Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine and tie a few of his favorite flies. While doing so, he went into detail about each pattern, explaining all sorts of stuff. Why he came up with it. Why it was tied this way. Various uses. And pretty much anything else they wanted to know. The outcome became, the featured fly in their September/October issue. So we thought we would share the article with everyone here. The interview is actually pretty entertaining, with Capt. Jeff being pretty honest about his take on fly tying for Texas redfish. For those

Wind, Clouds and a few Flies

The weather has been less than cooperative the past week or so. There have been a few very brief windows early in the morning where you can get it done sightfishing, but those have quickly followed by a stiff north wind at 20+ mph. Not ideal for finding fish. Throw in on top of that that these winds have been bringing a bunch of clouds with them, and you have the perfect recipe for... staying home. All is not lost though. This gives me plenty of time to sit at the vise and knock out a few flies. And I have even been able to try a few out in