Spot the Real McCoy – Picture of the Day

Been playing with Gray Drakes on a couple different rivers, and by far the best pattern I’ve found is the Real McCoy Gray Drake Spinner, today’s picture of the day is a bin full of real gray drakes and a couple imitations , can you see the difference?

 Need a Gray Drake spinner find the Real McCoy Spinner at Orvis.  Best Gray drake spinner out there.

Summer 2014 Revive Fly Fishing Mag Issue

Here is a link to a new online magazine for me.  Revive, new issue just added.  Check it out.

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Liberty Bottles – American Made and Much More

If you have not checked out Liberty Bottles you need too, I first talked about Liberty Bottles in a post a few months ago referring to how much Liberty Bottles recycles and how focused the company is on being Green.

This American made company philosophy, their focus on being green, and their dedication to giving back to veterans is something to behold in today’s go fast make money normal business trends.  I have been very impressed by Liberty Bottles and proudly support their brand.

Just made my first purchase as to make sure I stay hydrated in the next couple months and recommend that if you need a water bottle you look at what Liberty Bottles has to offer.

DNR Muskie Survey Please Help

There is a one year survey, on the lakes listed below, to gather information on muskellunge fishing (effort and catch). There are or will be boxes placed at access sites with survey cards. The cards can be complete and mailed or the survey can be completed online. This online option is much easier to do for you and makes it easier to compile the data for the DNR. If you visit one of these waters grab a card from the box and it has the link below as well as a QR code that you can scan with your smartphone.

If you fished any of the LP lakes over the weekend (or any of the UP lakes starting 5/15/14) and each time you fish them until 3/15/15 please complete the survey. This information helps biologists manage these fisheries. Next year the survey will rotate to another 15-20 waters.

LP Lakes 
Long, Grand Traverse

UP Lakes 

Aerial Photo from the Drone

A quick photo from some footage we shot with the Phantom .  Clackacraft boat in tow, ready to go to work.  Photo shot by Erik

Warp Speed – Pic of the Day

Erik Rambo shot this picture of me rowing down the upper manistee.  Very cool effect Erik thanks for sharing.