1. Hitting the Number 50 with my Followers

    Today is a special day for me as far as blogging is concerned; I have hit the 50 followers mark. This tells me that I am posting information that you as fisher-people are interested in...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 21 reads 0 comments

  2. Great Tips to Enhance Your Trout Fishing Trips

    Many people all over the world love to fish for trout, whether they are an experienced anglers or simply a beginner. They all have one thing in common, however; everyone wants to catch as many fish as they can...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 249 reads 0 comments

  3. Factors That Make you a Better Fisherperson

    I thought I would put this question out there to my fellow fishing bloggers today. How big of a role does motivation play in determining weather or not you catch fish on your next outing? This may not play a role on your fishing trips...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 12 reads 0 comments

  4. Choosing The Right Fly Line

    I know a lot of us take our fly fishing line for granted. I have been using the same line on one of my reels for the past 3 ½ years. I try to really watch if there are any obstructions in the line and I always try to keep it clean...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  5. Something I haven’t done in a While

    Went out to the local lake the other morning and decided to leave the fly rod at home and just cast a top water plug. I was using a short 5 ½ ft. rod with a low profile Shimano casting reel...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 20 reads 0 comments

  6. Fellow Bloggers Check Out Beartooth

    I always like to share products and any information about fly fishing I come across with my fellow bloggers. I recently purchased the Beartooth Braided Shocker Butt—section with spliced perfection loop...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 19 reads 0 comments

  7. Getting Fishing Partner Ready to hit the Water

    This weekend was a visit from our daughter, her husband and of course their son Bryson. He is really growing and will celebrate his first birthday in a couple of weeks. My wife and I will be making the trip up to Tennessee for his birthday bash...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 23 reads 0 comments

  8. The Bouface to the Rescue

    Today’s trip was going after the Spot with the yellow and black dotted # 6 poppers. Well everything work to perfection until daybreak and all of the popper action went out the window...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  9. Looking For That Ultra Light Fly Reel

    I have been on the look out for a smaller fly reel for my 3 Wt. I am trying to go as light as I can with my fly rods and reels. The older I get the less I like to fishall day with a weighted combo...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 399 reads 0 comments

  10. Finally Back on the Water

    I guess you have notice for the past couple of weeks that I have not posted any fishing trips. I spent my fishing day last week visiting with my best friend while his wife was undergoing an operation...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 9 reads 0 comments

  11. Fishing the Stimulator

    This is one of the best pieces I have read on Stimulators. I am fishing hoppers now on my local lake. The Kentucky Spots love the big hoppers. I agree with this read concerning the floatability of the stimulator, nothing works better in fast runs...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 615 reads 0 comments

  12. Favorite Fly Patterns for Anytime, Anywhere

    I thought I would share with everyone today some of the flies I have started sticking in my fly boxes. Notice I said fly boxes...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  13. Brass and Tungsten Bead Head Nymphs

    I recently read this article on one of my alerts, and thought it was interesting. I am using the Tungsten bead head now a lot because of its sink rate. This article really drives home the importance of using Tungsten...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 264 reads 0 comments

  14. The Bugger and the Spot

    Some days on the water can prove to be rewarding and frustrating at times. That was the case today when my buddy and I made a daylight trip to one of the many creeks on beautiful Smith Lake...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 17 reads 0 comments

  15. The Temple Fork Signature Series Fly Rod

    I just added another fly rod to my arsenal. I have been thinking about what a 4 Wt. 8 ½ ft. would give me since catching some of the smaller bows on the Caney...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 49 reads 0 comments

  16. A Buyers Guide to Fly Fishing Wading Boots

    One of my buddies sent me this information on wading boots the other day and I found it interesting. I am going to purchase a new pair of boots in the next month or so and this buyers guide has been a big help...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 3,238 reads 0 comments

  17. Going After the Spot With the Fly

    Today was a trip with my son, who seldom gets to fish with me. He is in school and most all of his time is taken up with classes and studying. He is between summer and fall break and we had the opportunity to hit the lake this morning at daylight...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 6 reads 0 comments

  18. Baked Bluegill Fillets the Healthy Choice

    I thought you guys wonder what I do with all of those bluegills I catch. Well I release some and keep some for a meal. I consider my wife the master chef when it comes to preparing bluegill fillets for a meal...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 1,602 reads 0 comments

  19. What is Your Favorite go to Fly When Nothing is Working??

    Here is the situation that I have encountered on this remote river, which I have never fished before. I walk up to the edge of the bank and notice there is no hatch, low water and nothing rising...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 18 reads 0 comments

  20. Fishing Under the Lights on Smith Lake

    This weekend my son-in-law and I decided to make a night fishing trip on Smith Lake. This time of year you can only fish the lake at daylight or make a night trip under the dock lights because of the heat...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about almost 4 years ago 160 reads 0 comments

  21. Hot Humid Day on the Lake with the Fly

    Mouth full of Moth The weather forecast for this past Tuesday was in the high 90’s and it turned out to be 98 and soupy humid...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about 4 years ago 27 reads 0 comments

  22. A Learning Curve on the Caney Fork

    This past Saturday my son-in-law and I made a trip to the Caney Fork. We spent the day with the canoe, kayak, and flat bottom boat crowd along with a large group of bank fishermen...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about 4 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  23. More Discussion On Indicator Verses Tight Lining

    Saturday I did a post on Weather to use an Indicator or Tight Lining. I received a message recently concerning this subject, and I thought I would share the message with you guys...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about 4 years ago 25 reads 0 comments

  24. When To Use The Indicator Or The Tight Lining Technique

    Last week I made a trip to the Caney Fork and spent the better part of the day wading in the cool 57 degree water. I discovered that I had the air conditioner controls at my finger tips as long as I stay knee deep and above in the water...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about 4 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  25. 2 Piece Versus 4 Piece Fly Rods

    I have a question for all you bloggers out there today. I would like your opinion as to the strengths and weaknesses of having a 2 piece fly rod versus a 4 piece design, all other things equal...

    Bill Trussell Written by Bill Trussell about 4 years ago 206 reads 0 comments