Month: June 2009

New Electric kayak from Ocean Kayak

Just talked with the guys at Ocean Kayak and they are going to get me one of the new Ocean Kayak Torque’s in time for our Montana shoot. Can’t wait to get that thing on the water. It will be a great platform to fish from on deeper water and I am sure a lot of fun to buzz around on. For us for shooting the movie it will be a great platform for our cameraman to shoot from. He will be able to shoot from water level without having to paddle. We are excited to add this tool to our shoots.

You can see some information about the  Ocean Kayak Torque in this Youtube video

I will write up a full review of the boat once I get some time on the water with it.

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Temple Fork Outfitter's Axiom Fly Rod

Temple Fork Outfitter's Axiom Fly Rod

We are as pleased as a pepper in patch to welcome TFO: and Rio Fly Lines: to the Game On 2 Team.

The next stop for the crew of Ex Officio’s Game On 2 is Montana for some kayak fly fishing. We are lucky to be partnering with two of the best fly fishing companies in the industry. It is both a  priveledge and a treat for the GO2 team.

I have had experience with both companies products and I use them regularly. That’s important! It would be disingenuous to promote a product that you don’t believe in. We contacted TFO and Rio to partner with us for GO2 because we use and believe in their product.

The fly rods sent by TFO are their new Axiom series:

“Through a proprietary process, Kevlar is sandwiched between two layers of carbon fiber pre-preg. This patented (US patent pending) process helps reduce the ovaling effect a rod blank experiences under load, creating an exceptionally smooth powerful rod with remarkable damping (tip bounce) qualities. The result is ultra high line speed with crisp, clean, accurate loops.

TFO’s Axiom series feature a rich translucent blue blank accentuated with gold script and accents, Flor grade cork (reverse half wells on the 5, full wells with decorative burl rings on the 6, 8 and 10), gun metal blue up-locking reel seat and large stripping guides with gold titanium oxide inserts.”

We will be using 5 and 6 wt Axiom rods for the Montana trip along with TFO’s Prism Large Arbor reels.

Prism Large Arbor Reel

Prism Large Arbor Reel

Our rods and reels from TFO will be outfitted with only the best fly lines and leaders in the industry, and that means products from Rio. We will be using Rio Gold…
“The Ultimate Fly Line. A revolutionary taper design allows tremendous loop stability at distance and a unique weight distribution loads a rod at close range for easy casting. The front taper delivers perfect turnover and presentation of flies between sizes #22 and #2, making this the best general purpose, all round fly line on the market.
The long back taper is excellent for mending and for roll and single handed spey casting and the color change between the head and the running line makes it easy to find the perfect load point for each cast.

The lines features RIO’s new Extreme Slickness Technology for an extraordinarily slick, dirt-repelling coating; in addition RIO’s AgentX and Super Floatation Technologies ensure the line tip and running line remain floating high. As with all of RIO’s premier trout lines a small, neat welded loop in the front end makes it easy to change leaders.”

RIO Color LogoWe can’t wait to get to Montana and get after those trout.  We look forward to the trip and will update you as the “make ready” continues!


Musky fishing report- Ottawa area

Well, it had been a while since I had caught a musky in my Prowler and it was time. Early June means one thing- A time to try out all the new baits I have bought over the winter ( and sharpened several times).

I launched at 4:45 am and had until 730 to get into some Esox action. ( My daughter had soccer practice at 9 am)

morning river morning river

It was a calm morning and I had the river all to myself. Alot less pressure then filming GAME ON 1… this was training for the second DVD shoot we are doing in September.  I had 2 sets up hook cutters with me and a new set of pliers ( just in case). I brought a small mix of baits with me – jerkbaits, topwaters and some spinnerbaits.

Did not take long for a small musky to find my offering . I saw a gold flash beside my kayak and started my figure 8. BAM! she is hooked and quickly is landed. A quick solo photo and back in she goes .

cute musky cute musky

Nothing better that a musky landed by 515 AM- the pressure was off. I paddled up river and tried to located some green weeds. The spring was a cold and wet one and weed growth in the river is a few weeks behind.

Getting ready to go, I finally gave in and said last cast…as soon as my spinnerbait hit the water it was Game On… a great fight, 2 jumps and in she comes.

here she comes here she comes


A nice 38″ musky. Thank you to the kind gentleman paddling by for taking a quick photo.

No big fish but sure nice to get two in a short time frame and start the season off right and with no injuries