I have been getting a lot of questions about fly fishing for gar, so i thought i would start by posting a few Canyon Lake gar photos and some of the flies I use to catch them. I’ll follow up with some tutorials soon.
Circle hooks are used on all my gar flies. Tube flies with a circle hook trailer are especially effective.
Here is a short sample of video shot from a GoPro Hero 3 mounted on a 5.11 Rush 12 backpack. A small internal frame was made from 3/4″ PVC with a short extension arm that sticks through the backpack’s access point near the left shoulder strap. Can’t wait to try this rig out on some redfish flats!
The “Trail Camera Pic” thread started in 2012 continues in 2013.
Here is a short time lapse made using a Gopro Hero 2 camera taking 11mp photos every 5 seconds. Continue Reading
Blackbirds and Grackles at a water hole, filmed with GoPro Hero 2 set at 120 FPS in WVGA mode.
I thought it would be entertaining to post an ongoing thread of trailcam photos here. These are photos & videos of skunks, coons, birds, deer, hogs, coyotes, or whatever else passes in front of the camera.
Wildflowers in mid-summer, 2012, White Mountains, Alpine, AZ.
Here are some photos from a fishing trip with Captain John Spencer at his Posada del Colorado Lodge in Arroyo City, TX, June 2012. A great place! Continue Reading
Crossed paths with this buck while hunting with my son last winter in Atascosa County. Beautiful deer at close range in the morning fog. We opted to watch him and take pictures.
By Casey R. Smartt
On a sultry June morning, I stepped aboard Captain John Spencer’s Hells Bay skiff and we pulled away from a sun-bleached dock on the Arroyo Colorado in deep South Texas. Continue Reading
Kayaks and saltwater flats are a great combination. Here are a few shots from a trip recently near Aransas Pass, TX with my longtime fishing buddy Jon Fisher from San Antonio.
Longnose gar sometimes leap impressively when hooked. Here is a short clip of a longnose catching some summer air at Canyon Lake.
Tumblebugs (a.k.a. “Dung Beetles,” or “Scarab Beetles”) play an important role in nature’s nutrient cycle and pastureland hygiene. They are also fun to watch! Continue Reading