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fly fishing

Menominee Day Trip

I can’t count the hours Anthony, Andrew, and myself have sat around tables, fly vises, fire pits or other gatherings to discuss us all making a trip to the Menominee. We finally made that a reality on 7-31 when the stars aligned and allowed us a shared Sunday void of any true responsibility. We took … Continue reading »

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Driftless Caddis 4/17/2016

Sometimes you head to your  favorite trout stream looking for a particular hatch and all the conditions seem right, and for some random reason of cruel fate, it never materializes.  This was not that day.  Everywhere you found rocks and riffles, you found Caddis popping and trout rising.  The heads of pools was where the action … Continue reading »

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Michigan Steelhead 4/9/16

Last weekend a bunch of guys and I headed up north along Michigan’s west coast with a few small boats, way too many fly rods, a smoker, and a cooler full of meat.  Exactly the way I expected to celebrate the end of my non-married life.  Along the way we checked the weather forecast and … Continue reading »

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Backwaters – Spring Fishing in Northern Illinois

Ben K’s latest video from our recent spring floats in Northern Illinois.

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Mixed Springs

After two brutal Polar Vortex Winters and late Springs, this year’s early Spring is well deserved.  And rather than fall into the same early season routine, Anthony and I have been very happy to pursue water and fish that we normally ignore this time of year.  Most of this year’s early fishing has revolved around exploring stretches of local … Continue reading »

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Pike Fly Sessions

I can only take so many days chasing fish that don’t wanna eat (lake-run trout) before I get the urge to watch a reckless predator chase and eat a 10 inch fly.  So, I’ve decided to fill up my pike box with some new patterns for this spring.

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