This section of Alabama River Fishing
will contain trip reports and articles about certain techniques and
really anything else related to fishing in moving water. Over time,
most of the content found here will be supplied by you, the members
of Alabama River Fishing. If you would like to submit an article,
you can e-mail me or just post it somewhere on the ARF Message
Board. I can stick it up in this section of ARF since this is easier
to find than things are sometime on the message board. Don't worry
about writing your article perfectly either as I'm a pretty good
River Rendezvous 2009-
NEW!!- The biggest Rendezvous
ever deserves the most pictures in an ARF writeup ever! Check out
the big fish, the small fish, the wildlife, and fellowship that make
this event what it is!
River Rendezvous 2008- If you didn't get
to join us for the 2008 Rendezvous, the 3o or so pictures here will
give you an idea of what you missed: good fishing, great cameraderie,
and beautiful scenery!
In the Beginning: Introduction- Slapout
Mike's primer on flyfishing. An absolute must-read for the beginning
or novice flyfisherman!
In The Beginning: Part I- Mike takes you
from rods to reels to line to leaders to tippets to flies to fly
boxes! Six pages of indispensable knowledge for the beginning
flyfisherman (in PDF format).
In The Beginning: Part II-
Mike lets us in on his
vices, or maybe I should say vises. Part II of this series takes us
beginners gently into the world of fly-tying, with all the requisite
information on materials, hooks, and vises.
In The Beginning: Part III-
Rod Building: Is It Worth
It? Mike has already saved you some coin by teaching you how to tie
your own bass bugs. Now you can save some real money by following
his advice on rod building.
In The Beginning: Part IV-
NEW!!- It's been said that
success in life is defined primarily by the people you know and the
books you read. In this installment, Mike steers us towards some
essential flyfishing literature.
Five "Must-Read" Books for River and Stream Fishing-
Slapout Mike helps us get through the winter and become better
fishermen in the process with this fine review of some great books
on river fishing.
Boobies For Bass- Get your mind out of the
gutter and read this article, especially if you are a fly fisherman.
And yes, there are pictures. Perverts.
So Many Rivers-
Ozzybass writes his version of the way things went down at the 2007
River Rendezvous on the Locust Fork and wonders how he's ever going
to fit in all of Alabama's great rivers in one lifetime!
it Both Ways on Terrapin Creek- Four hours was just too long a drive for a
beautiful Sunday afternoon, especially when I had to cross Terrapin
Creek to get there.
River Rendezvous- In early June of 2007, 15 ARFers took on
the Locust Fork, the Mulberry Fork, and record drought conditions.
Here's what happened.
You Wanna Start River Fishing?- ARF's own Kreekn stepped up
to the plate and wrote this excellent primer on what it takes to get
started fishing rivers and creeks
Why River Fishing?- Not sold
on this river fishing thing yet? All the advantages of river angling
on one sheet of cyber-paper! You may sell your bass boat after