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Huron River – May-June 2016

Most of my fishing happens in and around the Huron River watershed. These outings are mostly quick trips to the river after work, or a family visit to Kent Lake. An hour or two hear and there, and so far this year they have been few and far between. And although I’ve caught fish, they […]

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Cutthroat Leader Company furled leaders

Cutthroat Leader Company’s Furled Leaders

Cutthroat Leader Company’s furled leaders have been quite the mystery to me. I’ve always been intrigued by the claims that they present flies much more delicately than standard leaders, while at the same time improving your casting efficiency. This always seemed too good to be true. At the same time I was having pretty good […]

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rio intouch xtreme indicator

Rio InTouch Xtreme Indicator Line: Product Review

The InTouch Xtreme Indicator fly line from Rio is our go to specialty line when we know chucking a bobber is going to be the plan for the day. This line definitely has applications in its smaller sizes for trout both with and without an indicator. You can just use the hi-vis tip with lighter […]

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wulff ambush line

Wulff Ambush Fly Line Product Review

From throwing big flies, to great roll casting and single hand spey casting, the Wulff Ambush line delivers. We use this line on multiple setups. The Wulff Ambush line excels on your streamer setup throwing large weighted flies effortlessly. Or, line up a couple weights and use it on your switch rod, or single hander […]

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rio trout lt

Rio Trout LT Fly Line Review

The Rio Trout LT weight forward fly line is our go to dry fly line. We love it on fly rods up to 5wt, or in any situation where fish are spooky and you need a delicate presentation. If you have a rod that is dedicated to dry fly fishing then we don’t think you […]

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sixgills trireme

Sixgill Trireme Spinning Reel Review

Let me start out by saying, if you haven’t heard of Sixgill Fishing I recommend you check them out. They are the same people that make Allen Fly Fishing rods and reels as well as Exterus Brand clothing. Much like these other product lines, the Sixgill offerings are also an instant favorite of mine. Sixgill […]

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Charlie’s First Fishing Trip

Our second consecutive 70+ degree day made for some great bass fishing. My son Charlie came out on the water with me for the first time making it a special day for me. I look forward to plenty of trips with him, and hope he enjoys the sport as much as I do. For this […]

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pere marquette brown trout

Pere Marquette: Any Fish Will Do

The scent of skunk is finally gone! After a couple of outings without even a take, I was finally able to put a couple fish in the net on the Pere Marquette River. A nice brown trout started my day within my first few casts. That had me feeling really good about making the 3 […]

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mystic switch rod 8wt

Mystic Switch Rod Review: M-Series 8wt

Mystic Switch Rod – Initial Impressions: Let me start out by saying that the Mystic Switch Rod is my first two handed style rod. So consider this review as being from the eyes of a spey casting novice. I think that this is still useful though, because there are  a lot of people here in Michigan […]

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rio gripshooter running line

Rio GripShooter Running Line Review

I wanted to write up a quick review on the Rio GripShooter running line that I am currently using on my Mystic Switch Rod with OPST Commando Skagit Head. First, here is the description from Rio’s website: A hard nylon shooting line with a unique handling section – the best choice for distance RIO’s new […]

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