Nature doesn’t give

It’s the week before the brown drakes.  Yellow bug week.  Popcorn caddis (okay, cream and olive), two sizes of sulphurs, march browns, yellow sallies.  Tie on a Robert’s Yellow Drake, size 14, and blind fish.   If the fish are rising, fine tune a bit.   Yesterday evening the fish in the

Post Spawn

It seems like within a matter of days the smallmouth have gone from the pre-spawn to the spawn and now on to the post-spawn.  Here’s the latest from the frontlines of the Grand

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May 24, 2022

The shop is currently open 8am to 6pm daily.  We are stocked up on everything you might need (or want) for all our local streams and lakes.  We are still seeing some items that are not available, but we have supplemented substitute products to fill those voids.  Lots of dry

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Marquette Mountain Biking North Trails – Wildcat Mildcat

https://www.youtube.com/v/QEoTnoWh1bI?version=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEoTnoWh1bI #marquette #northtrails #mountainbiking Myself and two buddies decided to travel to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the outdoor town of Marquette for some much needed destination mountain biking. We spend time at South and North Trails. These trails are incredible and feel as out West as anything could

Mid-May Fly Fishing Report

After two days of Spring it seemed like we went right to Summer with last week’s temperatures and weather. Hatches are kind of jumbled on the trout streams (Manistee and Au Sable rivers), but if headed out, be sure to have Hendricksons and Caddis. Pack some Sulphurs and Mahoganies, too,

Muskegon River Fishing Report – May 18, 2022 – Newaygo, Michigan

Muskegon River Fishing Report – May 18, 2022 – Newaygo, Michigan

A very chunky Muskegon river brown trout !

The Muskegon river fishing report for May 18, 2022 in the Newaygo, Michigan area is about the transition from the spring steelhead run, into prime trout dry fly fishing below Croton

Bug soup

This is the bug soup season:  Multiple hatches that can epitomize the best parts of fly-fishing.  The angler must play by the rules of the trout.  Sometimes all the trout are eating the same thing, which makes for easy fishing if you can figure that one thing out.  More commonly, the

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