What a great weekend of steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette River in Baldwin, MI… I mean, come on, even if you don’t catch fish, it beats being almost anywhere else in the world.
Would you go fly fishing (wading) when it’s only 14 degrees out and about a foot of snow on the ground? How about at 2:30 in the morning, damn near pitch black out and you’re casting to the sound of a fish rising, not actually seeing it rise? How about fly fishing in a drift boat on a 43 degree fall day in cold wind and rain? If your answer is “hell no!” I get it. BUT, you’re missing some of the best fly fishing experiences possible. Yes, seriously.
Alright, so over the years I’ve tried a bunch of different products to keep my legs warm when wading. Hands down, these Redington Fleece Wader Liners are the absolute best I’ve ever worn. No, our site isn’t sponsored by Redington, nor am I getting any sort of advertising spiff for hyping these. I just love ‘em and think you should know about ‘em.
Another adventure in steelhead fishing on the PM in Baldwin, MI. Bitter cold, but never a dull moment. We had fish to catch, and of course there were those that got away, right? Whatever!
I’ve seen a lot of hatch charts over the years. Most are fairly basic. Of all the hatch charts out there, this one is truly wicked! Ya gotta check this out!
Business can take you places offering some great fly fishing. Do you make time? Fly fishing the Lower Provo River in Utah is one place I got to explore on a recent business trip – a river I’ll definitely jump in the next time I’m there!
Many fly fisherman/woman have never been fly fishing in the winter months or even late fall. Why? We don’t know. Maybe because it’s cold, or they don’t think there’s much action. Fly fishing during the much colder months offers its’ own rewards, but you’ve got to adapt to the conditions to make the most out of your excursion.
Should you buy your flies for fly fishing or tie your own? There are pros and cons, and benefits to both. We may be able to help you figure it out.
Honestly, I had never heard about the Adamsbuilt brand of fly fishing equipment… didn’t know they existed. All in all, I’m glad I did. These Adamsbuilt Smith River wading boots are a clear winner in my book. Quality, and value are great.
So, you want to know how much you should spend on a fly rod. It’s not all about the dollars, but more about the fit.
Fish are highly sensitive to their environment. Us fly fisherman need to be students of that environment and how it impacts the behavior of the fish to increase our odds of success. Some of us are better students than others, and a journal will help you learn more and be better educated to improve your odds on the water.
The Wade Rod Co. has a great payment program that let’s you “fish now, and pay later,” via their subscription payment program. Yeah, this could turn some heads!