Gear Review: Fishpond Thunderhead Backpack

We like to carry lots of gear when we fish; big fly boxes, fluorocarbon, cameras, lenses, extra batteries, and SD cards are expensive, and usually aren't the only things that we have out there. Having a good waterproof backpack is paramount to keep your investments safe. Enter the Fishpond Thunderhead Backpack - for the last year, we've all been using these submersible packs for everything from fishing to travel through airports and overnight trips. Made with a coated recycled nylon, these backpacks have one large opening with a pocket in the back of the compartment. A heavy-duty waterproof zipper provides the bag with the ability to be dunked entirely under the water without taking on

By |October 11th, 2018|Categories: Product Reviews|Tags: , |

Etowah River Fishing Report 9/17/2018

The popper fishing is really starting to heat up on the Etowah. Water temps are still high but the water has cleared up significantly in the past few weeks and the fish are looking up! Green Boogle Bugs and Solitude poppers fished slowly or dead drifted have been a good bet for finding bass. Streamer fishing remains strong and the smaller stuff seems to be producing the best fish, Kreelexs and Sparkle Minnows are the go to patterns right now but I'm sure clousers, sex dungeons, and the like would all be a good bet as well. With the pleasure boat traffic starting to die down and the weather cooling off its the perfect time to

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Importance of Having a Good Time

For our annual staff trip this year, we closed the shop for a couple of days and loaded up Andy’s truck with rods and duffle bags and beer; Cartersville was in the rearview, boat in tow. To I-75, gas station fried chicken, I-16, then past the Chevron gas station/petting zoo, to Savannah and then the Golden Isles - we arrived at Captain Rob Aldridge’s house to rig up leaders and park Andy’s boat.  The next day, we arrived at the marina at high tide. Twelve weights and heavy spinning rods were on the menu - hoping to coax a Silver King out of thousands of Pogies, we ran along the beaches of the barrier islands and

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Saltwater, Travel|

Etowah River Fishing Report 9/3/2018

Striper Fishing is pretty much done until the water temps drop. Temps are spiking up into the low 80s at the dam and fish are in survival mode right now so we do not suggest fishing for them until water comes back down into the 70s. Bass Fishing on the other hand is doing well and fish can be caught on a variety of techniques. Popper fishing has been good with some quality fish being caught on Boogle Bugs. Fire Frog has been the go to color but Mossy Green is a close second for Spotted bass and Redeyes seem to prefer Solar Flare. Subsurface flies like large Wooly Buggers, Sex Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows, and Clousers

By |September 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Etowah River Fishing Report 8/20/2018

Not much has changed this week for the striped fish, water continues to swing between 75-80 degrees making the morning and evening the best time to get out. Flows are good and the visibility is too, the USACE is usually running water from noon to around 8 and not generating on Saturdays and Sundays so finding low water is pretty easy. Look for fish to be holding in deep water, drop offs and ledges have been holding fish lately. There are some large shad in the river right now so don't shy away from throwing some larger flies like Umpqua's Major Mullet or Flashfire Mushies. As always with striper fishing making as many casts as possible

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Gear Review: Rio InTouch Single Hand Spey

When we first heard about Rio’s Single Hand Spey line, we didn’t think much of it, assuming it was a line that filled a novelty space in our arsenal rather than being something that we would use on a regular basis, but we were gladly mistaken. This line does it all - loop control for perfect presentation while dry fly fishing, turning over heavy metal nymph rigs, and mends like you have a remote control in your hand.  For those looking to throw bass poppers on your trout rig, this line will deliver large boogle bugs on a dinner plate at 30 yards. On your favorite creek rod, this line loads up at close range without

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|