March 25, 2024

Shop Hours – 8am to 6pm Monday thru Thursday & 7am to 6pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday

March-Madness is in full swing!!!  Chasing steelhead on the Pere Marquette River from Baldwin to Ludington!!!  We have been extremely busy on and off the river….Thank you!!!  The shop is loaded up with

March 24, 2024

Hey guys, just a quick one from me as it’s been a while and, quite frankly, I’ve been trying to hold off for better news. The stuff that you need to know is that the water is basically low and clear again and there are not significant numbers in the

Pauses

The joke all this winter has been that we had this coming and…we had this coming.  The little ponds froze back up.  White-outs.  Wind.  Frozen guides.  And the timing couldn’t be more deliciously cruel.  On the last warm day we had — I think it was the end of last

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Late March Fishing Report

With the official start of Spring this week, it seems that Winter is making up for some delinquency bringing  us some cooler temps, wind and snow. Steelhead fishing continues on the Manistee River below Tippy Dam and Betsie River with water conditions near ideal. It’s been a bit since we

March 17, 2024

Shop Hours – 8am to 6pm Monday thru Thursday & 7am to 6pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday

March is here and we are busy chasing steelhead on the Pere Marquette River!!!  It feels great to have the season in full swing.  The shop is loaded up with flies, beads, lures,

Spring fish

A big thank you to everyone from the Michigan Fly Fishing Club for putting on another great Midwest Fly Fishing Expo.  So great to catch up with folks, talk fishing, test cast rods, take over various hotel lobbies, and otherwise think about the upcoming season.  Now that the shop is

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Mid March Fishing Report

Significant rains after the last fishing report brought the Manistee and Betsie River levels up quite a bit and added some color which encouraged steelhead to migrate upstream. Since then, the water levels have fallen pretty much back to normal levels for this time of year. Clarity has improved, too,

March 11, 2024

Shop Hours – 8am to 6pm Monday thru Thursday & 7am to 6pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday

March is here and we are busy chasing steelhead on the Pere Marquette River!!!  It feels great to have the season in full swing.  The shop is loaded up with flies, beads, lures,

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