Giving something back

28 May 2021

I love the outdoors. I'm sure you do too, that is why you're here. I have so many fond memories of being out on a blue line trail listening to the birds, smelling the fresh air, watching big game, and looking at everyone's garbage.

Wait a minute, looking at everyone's garbage?

We've all been there sadly, you're out enjoying your favorite trail, fishing hole, or hunting spot, and you see garbage someone carelessly left behind. If you're anything like me, that frustrates you so badly!

This is the point where I have to admit that I am a little bit slow. I spent a good few months fishing one of my favorite blue lines, looking at the garbage, before I realized that I could and should do something about it.


August fly fishing

28 May 2021

I don't know for sure what it is about August, but when it comes to blue line fly fishing, it is almost magical. This time of year, the little blue line fish seem more aggressive, perhaps eating when the bugs are plentiful. The terrestrials are all around, you know the creeping, crawling, and splashing bugs that come from the shore. I always have a blast while fly fishing in August.


Gifts for your blue line fly fisherman

28 May 2021

Having all the right gear doesn't necessarily guarantee success. However when I started blue line fly fishing, I soon realized that I needed a different set of gear than than was regularly discussed in fly fishing circles.

I found that the right fly rod helped me keep my flies from getting stuck in trees. I found that having lightweight gear helped make my hikes more enjoyable. And having some basic outdoor essentials helped me when I run into sticky situations.


Big bug season

28 May 2021

I finally made it out this August. My wife and I just bought a house, and I've been spending a long time this summer working on our unfinished basement. Last Saturday I finally took a break from the basement and chased some small trout.

I love big bug season. You know, the time of year that you can tie your biggest, most buoyant flies onto your line. And attract the smallest fish in the river with them. I think this year, I got the record for the smallest fish, with the biggest appetite.


Blue line fly fishing rods

28 May 2021

When I started fly fishing I was on a tight budget. I wanted to make the best decision that I could about which fly rod to buy. So I went with the best all purpose, middle ground rod, that I could. I bought a 9 foot 5 weight rod.

The 9ft-5wt is good for overall fishing. Maybe you'll be out on a river fishing for decent sized fish, or on a lake where you'll need the ability to make longer casts. If that is the case, these rod specs will be good. For my first year or so of blue line fly fishing, I just used this rod. Which worked, but wasn't optimal.


Me flyfishing for brook trout

Hi I'm Kendell. I started fly fishing avidly, about 5 years ago. At about the same time I finally graduated college.

I do things a little differently than the fly fishing world suggests. I usually have success and I always have fun!

I want to share what I do. Maybe you can learn something from it!