Friday, July 28, 2017

Fly Fishing Coach Offering

I've been a mentor and coach for many years, mostly with personal life and business. I now offer fly fishing coaching, to help beginners and others to improve their skills:

1. Fly Fishing 101- rod/reel/line selection, line/leader setup, flies and which ones, casting and fishing techniques ...per person $100

2. Casting Instruction- learn or improve your casting skills. Instruction includes gear if necessary, covers overhead and roll casting.
1/2 hour $40 per hour $75

3. One-on-One Bennett Spring Excursion- we'll meet at in Prairie Village, 6am, and travel to Bennett Spring State Park. After a two hour instructional time, we'll fish together, with me coaching you on how to fish better and how to know where to find fish. Includes gear if needed, and lunch $350

Contact me by email at, or by phone/text to 913.205.8735

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A fish, and a new friend...

I had some time to fish while in RI this week, so I went to the Wood River.  After 'gearing up', I started to the river, when a fellow walked up and explained that he had recently gotten a fly rod, for father's day, I think, and wondered if he could just watch me fish.  I told him, 'sure', and we headed off to the bank.  As we reached the edge of the stream, I stopped and said, "you can watch, but how about I give you some things to think about?" I spent a little while explaining some of the basics of fly fishing, so that he could get off to a better start. Then I showed him a spot in a riffle where I expected a fish to be.  I waded in, and on the second cast, a well-placed foam beetle produced a beautiful 16" rainbow.  My new friend, Jonathan, was a excited as I, because he got to see the fish caught and netted, live and real.  He is hooked now, and I expect on the river as I write this post.  We get back what we give...I believe that my willingness to give him some time allowed me to connect with my goal.  Life is good, especially when you can share.
God bless...keep the rod bent.