This dry fly pattern imitates emerger, cripple, and dun phases of virtually any mayfly hatch. By varying size and colors, you can match nearly any mayfly hatch. This video ties the pattern using stenonema colors and size. The unique hackle method (commonly referred to as “hackle stacking”) is extremely durable


This pattern is one of the most durable, successful patterns for steelhead in Lake Michigan rivers. Post-spawn steelhead spend much of their days eating to replenish their strength before returning to Lake Michigan. The rhyacophia caddis is a common, bright chartreuse green larva that is readily available to these big

Fly Quality~

Walking out of a relatively noted fly shop along a fairly famous river, I glance down at the few dozen Missing Link Caddis, Hippie Stompers and Dust Bunnies and I ponder why are there nearly two C-notes sitting in the palm of my hand? It is mid-June, I have some

Muskegon River Fishing Report – January 21, 2021 – Newaygo, Michigan

Muskegon River Fishing Report – January 21, 2021 – Newaygo, Michigan

Here fishy, fishy, fishy !
Tying up some “bugs” for hungry steelhead and trout to eat !

The Muskegon river fishing report for January 21, 2021 in the Newaygo, Michigan area is focused on the onset of true “winter conditions”

Women in Fly Fishing

Curious trends are happening across the US and everywhere in the world- recent Covid Pandemic has sent people outdoors. Finding trails, parks, campsites, and nature preserves many didn’t even know existed. Which is a good thing. We have more hikers, bikers, campers, canoers and fishers than ever before. We have

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