New Horizons

My relationship with Matt goes back roughly 30 years when we both lived in Kalamazoo, spending our days working and having drinks on the area golf courses. As we grew we went our separate ways and began to build our lives and then by chance,e my brother bumped into Matt

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There hasn’t been much in the way of fishing around here.  The first wave of snow hit on Friday evening and dumped the wet stuff, and the second wave came on Saturday evening and deposited darn near a foot of lake effect powder across Northern Michigan.  Then the temperatures plummeted

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Perch and Orange

Perch and Orange: A simple fly that was this fall and early winter’s best producer

This was a very unusual fall, as they all seem to be lately.   Many of the steelhead were initially small, and the water was very low and extremely clear.     We also

Big Snow

I meant to get more done the last few days but one snowstorm is going to lead right into an even bigger one this weekend, and that has led to some last-second scrambling in the name of preparedness.   This one is supposed to be a real banger:  40 MPH winds,

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Sweet Steel Of Mine!

(Triston & Holly’s Beautiful Chrome Steelhead)

Here’s my new friends Tristan and wife Holly from Des Moines, IA holding Tristan’s first ever Muskegon river steelhead that just happened to tip the boga grips at 16lbs and 30+ inches!  Great job Tristan!  Beautiful steelhead!

Fresh steelhead are on the move

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