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Another Pictorial installment of Operation Marsh Donkey

6 Nov

The depression is still festering in my soul since we returned from the Deep dark southern badlands of Louisiana.  All I have left are videos and pictures to remind me of what a great fishery they have.  There is a light at the end of the Depression tunnel.  A return after bulls in February and the plans for an annual excursion.


Filed under EDUCATION with a side of Comedy.

24 Oct

A-nutter addition to the Video Library.  How to “Strip Set” explained by Capt Gregg Arnold.  Those of you who already know the technique can skip to about 1:50 seconds and enjoy watching Gregg hook into the Red Fish of a LIFETIME!!!


How to strip set Video from southern culture on the fly on Vimeo.

Newest Edition to the BRM video Library: The Louisiana Experience

21 Oct

The Louisiana Experience from southern culture on the fly on Vimeo.

Virginia is for Musky Lovers 2nd Edition (Rated aRe)

28 Sep

Fallen Brother.

6 Sep

On August 31, 2012 the world lost a great son.  A senseless act of crime has taken away a quite legend amongst West Virginia Musky fishermen.  The state has lost a officer.  JADE has lost his owner.  A mother and father have lost a son.  A sister has lost a brother.  A niece has lost an uncle.  And the Musky have lost a great friend.

What saddens me the most is that I didn’t get to call you friend but for a shot time.  We will all miss you….R.I.P.-Donkey!

Boat’s -N- HoEs

22 Jul

O-How I love to fish from a boat, preferably with some HoEs but usually it’s a stick party.  It’s amazing how I hate to even think of wade fishing anymore, miles of walking followed by more miles walking back.  I end up carrying around way to much stuff since I’m used to carrying everything I might possibly need to catch anything from bluegill to great white sharks.  Anymore when I look at a stream, I’m looking for possible way to navigate through it in my raft or John Boat.  I guess it’s part of the evolution, I’m looking for big fish.  Big fish need big water.  If your gonna fish big water, then you gotta be able to cover lots of water and what better way than from a boat.

Where do I begin with boats?  Rafts in the 1-man, 2-man, 3 man versions.  Wooden drift boats, fiberglass, composite plastics, or aluminum.  It all depends on what type of water your gonna fish, how good your are behind the oars or if you can run a prop or jet motor.  There really is no boat that will work in every type of water.  If I had to choose something it’s would be one of the Towee boats or New hog island skiff, but still there are streams that I have fished where only a raft will do.

I’ve also come to realize that boats with a motor, A.k.A. “motorboats” come with way to many rules and regulations.  “Thankfully I’m old enough not to require a boater safety exam, but you can get your Virginia Boating License online here.  But I have bought me a shiny new whistle and 3 four dollar life vests that I don’t have to wear.  I can’t wait to go to the DMV and get all these fancy tags and licenses, I’m sure it will only take a few minutes.

Musky? Yes Please.

17 Jul

Ryan with his first river Donkey. He got to enjoy the fabled figure-8 eat from a fish that came from under the boat out of nowhere.

Roughly a month ago Ryan and I were fortunate enough to hunt, film and photograph the freshwater Barracuda with of New Angle Fishing Company in Virginia.   If you are looking to chase after the elusive Musky and don’t have or don’t want to put in the time to figure them out on your own, New Angle is the group to choose.  Jake and Blane have them DIALED IN!!!  They are a cool duo that will teach you the skills needed and have  the river knowledge to put you on fish.  They are the x-factor in the numerical stance of the fish of 10,000 casts.  ENJOY….more to come.

My first big musky on the fly. He broke the surface to eat, i’m pretty sure he was waiting for a squirrel to fall out of a tree.

Video featured in S.C.O.F. Magazine issue #4