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Paradise Lost and Something Found

A little late picking up on this story, but if you haven’t already heard the sad news, here it is.  A dam failure June 20th, 2015 caused Paradise Springs in Eagle, WI to drain.  Most trout escaped through a cracked hole in the dam and wound up in the creek flowing from it.  Some probably … Continue reading »

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Breathing New Life into a Local Favorite

These guys put together a nice video about a special place for fly anglers close to Chicago.  This river is undergoing a dam removal real soon that should overall improve the water quality, but it will definitely have a different personality as a free flowing river.  Opening well over a hundred miles of river including … Continue reading »

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Boats & Beasts

I’ve been quiet on the blog front for awhile and a lot has happened since my last post.  I got married back in August and wedding planning took over my life for the better part of 3 months.  Truth be told, I probably spent more time planning my Bachelor’s Party.  I spent a lot of weekend … Continue reading »

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Fall Changes

This October my friends and I have changed up our game plan to avoid the crowded salmon circus on the southern Wisconsin tributaries in favor of more peaceful places with aggressive predators that start feeding more frequently in the fall.  October does bring the fly fisherman very large trout into small rivers along the coast … Continue reading »

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Summer is Here

Been too long since the last post, but a lot has happened so I’ll do my best to catch up.  Last update was in April when the caddis started hatching and they did so for several weeks.  Surface and sub-surface caddis patterns provided some of the best hatch fishing of the year.  Fish come out … 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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