Big Fish Hiding

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.

Approaching Fly Fishing Whack-Job Status

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.

Need Fly Fishing Wader Liners, Think Redington!

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.

To Tie or Buy your Flies

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.

Review of Adamsbuilt Smith River Fly Fishing Wading Boot

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.

Want A New Fly Rod? Subscribe Today!

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!

Get Out ‘Da House!

The 2019 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo is March 9th & 10th, at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center. The address is: 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48088 Now, I know what you’re thinking… ya but I don’t want to drag my but out of my warm house, out into the cold,…

The Fight Is Over

The lengthy five-year legal battle, in early October of this year the fight to stop a fish farming operation on the East Branch of the famed Au Sable river in Northeast Michigan came to an end… and the fly fishermen/women won, albeit at a price.

Big Brown on a Brutally Cold Day

Now THAT is a Wicked fish! Don’t ever say you can’t catch a big brown in the cold weather… last November 16th on the South Branch of the Au Sable, a bright sunny day, but about 25 degrees. We’d been trying to catch this bugger for years and nicknamed him Walter, and my buddy finally…

It’s The Economy – Stupid!

What?  It’s the economy?  If you buy all of your flies or other fly fishing equipment and/or accessories from a large online fly fishing retailer or big-box brick and mortar outdoor store or made the flies yourself, are you going to impact the national economy and the GDP?  Uh, No.  But, if you don’t visit the local fly shops…

Don’t Jump Right In!

Ever get to the river, all suited up ready to go, and just look at the water wondering where to begin?  Do I just get in and start casting to the far bank?  I can see a submerged log a few yards upstream on my side of the water – do I start casting to that…