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Winter has come – Again: Pere Marquette Spring 2018

I was finally able to get up to do some Steelheading on the Pere Marquette last week. Northern Michigan welcomed me with 6″ of snow overnight and another 3-4″  while I was on the water. Add in 15-20 mph winds, and a high temp of 25 degrees, and I was questioning my decision to get […]

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epic rod building kit

Epic Rod Building Kit – Product Review

I’ve recently had the urge to have a fly rod that was mostly dedicated to trout fishing. I have several outfits geared towards  Salmon and Steelhead that are largely overkill for trout. And lately my 5wt has taken over as my primary warm water and streamer rod. This leaves a hole in the arsenal on the […]

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Pere Marquette: Spring is Here!

Have you ever had a great day chasing Steelhead where you didn’t actually land a fish? I just got back from such a trip. The Pere Marquette has quite a few fish in the system right now, and the action was fantastic, especially in the morning. It slowed in the afternoon with the bright sun, […]

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Kast Gear Steelhead Gloves

Kast Gear Steelhead Gloves Product Review

  This fall I took to finding a better solution for keeping my hands warm while winter steelheading. I have previously owned some waterproof neoprene gloves that were good at keeping the river water and cold air out, but easily made my hands sweat and were hard to take on and off. Neoprene is a […]

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griffin montana mongoose

Griffin Montana Mongoose Vise – Product Review

I was recently in the market for a new vise for my tying bench. My Danica Danvise had served its purpose and the jaws had worn to a point where it was hard to place a hook. They were made of non-hardened steel so they dented and nicked easily. I was ready for a higher […]

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Summer King Fishing

Betsie River: Summer Kings

This quick trip up to Betsie River started with promise, but ended with some bad luck and horrible camera work. This is why you should always have a friend to fish with, or at least someone to row the boat and take pictures!   Unlike my trips the last two summers and my trip earlier […]

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allen azimuth

Allen Azimuth 9′ 8wt Fly Rod

I finally added an Allen fly rod to the quiver! If you’ve poked around the site at all you probably know that I am extremely happy with my other Allen products. And although I wish this was one of their shiny new Icon II rods, $600 was not in my budget for yet another 8wt […]

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dryft s14 adrenaline

Dryft S14 Adrenaline Waders

  I had stumbled across Dryft S14 Adrenaline waders while surfing Facebook a while back, and told myself that when it was time to buy new waders I would have to check them out. Their products have style if you are in to that kind of thing, and the prices seem a little too good to […]

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Rio InTouch CamoLux Fly Line

Rio InTouch CamoLux Line: Product Review

Here is the description from Rio’s Website for the InTouch CamoLux Fly Line: RIO’s new InTouch CamoLux line is the most incredible intermediate line ever made. Built on the ultra-low stretch ConnectCore, and featuring a unique hang marker 13 ft from the front end, the line is loaded with assets that helps anglers catch more fish. […]

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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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