Sunday, September 25, 2016

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had joined the Manley Rods Pro Staff.
Today I want to tell you a little more about the company and their rods.

Terry L. Manley's vision was to create the best performing fishing rod on the market. To do that he invented the patent-pending MRF (Multifunctional Rod Foundation) System (AKA the Adjust-A-Butt System). The MRF System is extremely durable and it allows anglers to adjust the length of the butt for different styles or types of fishing.



The Gold Series Manley Rods are built with versatility in mind. The flexibility of the MRF System allows the angler to use one rod for multiple techniques or lures. With our high modulus, proprietary blend blank, these rods are sensitive enough to let you feel everything while having all the backbone you'll ever need so you can enjoy a strong run, not fear it.
Manley Rods Gold Series


The Platinum Series Manley Rods are built with one purpose: to perform at the highest level. Whether you’re a bass addict or redfish junkie, these rods will give you peace of mind in knowing you’ll feel every bite while having all the backbone you need to pull a big fish out of heavy cover. The flexibility of the MRF System allows the angler to use one rod for multiple techniques or lures, reducing the number of rods you need to keep on the boat. These rods will meet the needs of even the most competitive anglers and help you get more fish in the boat when it counts.

Manley Rods Platinum Series

I have been fishing with both the Gold and Platinum Series rods for several years now and have found them to perform better than any other rods I have ever owned. They are super sensitive  to even the lightest strike or bump. I love the MRF System as it allows me to carry less rods in the kayak and still be able to fish a variety of different baits by adjusting the length of the butt. 

Get you some now at and use my code JERRYHAMON at checkout and save 60%

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Opportunity

I am proud to announce that I am now a member of the Manley Rods Pro Staff. I have been fishing with their rods for several years now and feel very blessed to be a part of the Manley Rods family.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

What a way to start the new year!

2015 ended kinda slow but 2016 is off to a running start.
It started with a visit to the 5th Annual Red River Rendezvous at beautiful Bonham State Park.

I hitched up the Tiny Trailer and left out after work that Friday for what turned out to be a really fun adventure.

The Tiny Trailer proved to be an extremely fun way for me to travel, transport the kayaks, and camp with little to no extra effort or work involved.

I spent Friday night in it at the group area and woke very refreshed for Saturdays events.

Saturday was a fun day with lots of food and a little bit of fly tying action. I took the Native Slayer Propel out on the lake for a quick spin but the extreme wind made it a very quick one.

Thanks to all of my Red River Fly Fisher friends for a great weekend of fly tying, eating, and fellowship!

Last weekend a few of us from Mariner Sails met up at the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake for a paddle up river to the dam to try our hands at catching a few fish. The flow was fairly strong and on top of it we had a strong head wind. My new Bending Branches Angler Pro paddle with the Plus Ferrule did the job for me on this tough paddle.

We made the trip to the dam and began fishing. I was throwing a blue/white #6 Clouser fly on my TFO Clouser 7wt fly rod. First cast I caught a decent sand bass. On the second cast I hooked into a striper in the 26 inch range which put up quite a fight.

They continued to bite really well on that fly. I caught a lot more fish (all in the white bass family) before we decided to float back down to the take out and grab a bite of lunch before making the trek home.

More adventures coming soon!
Until then, tight lines!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New for 2016

Well, 2015 has come and gone like the wind and now it's time to jump into 2016.
The weather has been a real bear so far and has kept me pretty much in the house.
I have gotten out some this year but not much.

So far I have only fished one time this year and that was the 9th Annual Denison Trout Derby at Waterloo Pond. It was cold and windy but I bundled up and headed out to try my hand at catching a limit (5 fish) of stocker trout. The stakes were pretty high with $100, $50, and a trophy on the line. I did manage a limit of trout and did not manage to win anything except a digital scale in the door prize drawing.

I decided over the holidays that I wanted to convert my kayak trailer to a multipurpose trailer with the ability to carry 4 kayaks and for me to have a nice little camping area inside of it. After much head scratching we started the construction. It only took about a week to get it to a point where I can use it to camp. The interior and all of the add ons will come at a later date.


The Slayer Propel 10's will go on top and the Ultimate FX's will go on either side.

Looking forward to trying it out this weekend at the 4th Annual Red River Rendezvous at Bonham State Park.

Until next time tight lines,

The Rev