Big Announcment

I have some very exciting news to share with you all! After 17 plus years of guiding for Chuck and Cherie Hawkins and Hawkins Outfitters, the time has come for me to venture out on my own. Mangled Fly will now be more than just a photo and video blog;

Fishing Report 11/21/19

Well, to be honest, fishing has been pretty slow overall the past week. Being thrust into winter early has never really helped our Steelhead fishing. Rumor is that lake temperatures may now exceed where the rivers are. The rain we are getting today and the melt that will come with

Late November Fishing Report

The mild fall came to an abrupt stop last week with a cold front and significant snowfall dropping the water temperatures in the local rivers. Temps on the Manistee and Betsie are in the upper 30s after dropping about 8 degrees in 10 days. Now as it rains, the snow

Nov 20th, 2019 | Buck Fever

This past week has been quite good. Swing bite has been good, as well as the nymph program. Still have to work for them, but with the water temps stabilized, they have been pretty cooperative. 

Fish numbers are good basically everywhere. The Grand, Muskegon, PM, White, and Manistee have plenty


Please join us for another year of fly tying. Classes are designed for beginners, but even experienced tyers will be challenged by new patterns, materials, and techniques. Monday or Wednesday classes are available and will begin January 13 or 15, 2020.  Cost for the six week course is only $80.

Nov 13th, 2019 | Frigid

It’s downright COLD. Unseasonably cold. Feels more like January than November. Last night in Grand Rapids, it got down to 12 degrees. Up north, single digits. We’ve also had a good amount of snow already, and even more in the northern part of Michigan. Some areas got over 8 inches

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing Report – November 13, 2019 – Newaygo, Michigan

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing Report – November 13, 2019 – Newaygo, Michigan

West Michigan resident Butch Z., with a colorful;, Muskegon river steelhead caught the other day.

The Muskegon river steelhead fishing report for November 13, 2019 in the Newaygo, Michigan area

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