Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pivothead and BLAF Apparel a perfect match for today’s Angler

Pivothead and BLAF Apparel a perfect match for today’s Angler 

I wanted to discuss some important tools I use that are not tackle or bait because some other gear plays huge roles in successful angling.

The first is Pivothead video recording eyewear. They can be found at  www.pivothead.com. I have been with them since 2012 I own both the Durango and Kudu Models.  Every angler should wear polarized glasses! This is one thing on which I am sure. Polarized glasses have been proven to help catch fish. Being able to cut the glare and sight fish when needed is priceless. 

Every Fisherman in this digital age should have the capability to capture his angling adventures if they so choose. Pivothead glasses do just that.  The capture stunning video and photos and are just a button push away. The glasses have multiple options, models, lenses, settings and great support. The big advantage here is no straps, mounts, cases, straps, headgear, or chest gear! You are already wearing the glasses just push and continue on your awesome fishy way to recorded angling paradise!!! If you need a camera and glasses this is a win win.

BLAF or Breathe Like a FISH makes an arsenal of fishing apparel.  Most masks made to protect you from the sun and wind will do the job.  However, none keep your glasses from fogging up!!!!!  It’s like thanks for saving my skin and making me blind! The GILLZMask Element Mask is equipped has gill plates on the sides to tunnel air to your neck and down your shirt and a gray mesh breathe hole to reduce sunglass fog. Since I am recording all the time these features are the perfect match for my Pivotheads. The Mask really does keep you cool too. Other masks you know they are there and can get damp especially after hard breathing from fighting big fish. I could feel the air around my neck! This was a big difference.Do you want to record your angling adventure and be comfortable doing it? Then these are some wicked cool choices.

If you are interest in making an Angling Adventure and would like some help you are welcome to join me. Just visit www.dupagefishinghguide.com

If you would like to see some of my videos and hopefully subscribe You can find them here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFisherbyrne/videos

Monday, May 11, 2015

Eventually, all things merge into one

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.” 
― Norman Maclean

Friday, April 17, 2015


Tonight I fished the Fox River. I was Yarpin or Kayak Carpin behind an island. Since the CFS was 3330 or cubic feet per second after a recent rain, the main channel was out of the question for safe kayak angling.

Behind this island I was completely sheltered from the raging current on the other side. This backwater is usually only 1-2 feet but after heavy rains it rises to 2-4 feet. After a couple days of high water the carp and other species move in. My guess as to why is to get out of the current and feed. The water temp has been low but today it rose just a couple of degrees and with the warmer air temp the carp were on the feed.

I used two Bass pro shops 8'6 float and fly rods which are perfect for carp. Long enough to handle fish and manage line. These rods are flexible enough to have a good time. The are also priced right at 50-60 bucks any angler can afford one.

I fished large Thill slip floats, however I was fishing the bottom. I use the float as a strike indicator but this also leaves no tension on the line when the carp picks up the bait.

The bait I used today was flavored corn and a dough bait I call Tropical Fusion. I make these baits myself. I also use a hair rig which I also make myself.

I ended up up with six landed fish, two lost, and a few swing and misses. The largest fish being 26 inches.

If you want to give YARPIN a try contact www.dupagefishingguide.com