Well, it’s that time of year again. I’ve inventoried my fly boxes and I am scrambling to fill my spring, summer & fall fly boxes for the upcoming seasons, as old man winter starts thinking about taking his nap, I hope! This winter has been full of tinkering with new materials and techniques for favorite fishing, steelhead on […]
Born and raised in the Mitten.
Lives in Northwest Michigan.
Moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1997 to ski everyday. Stayed for 7 years. Learned to fly fish that first summer, been screwed since!
Married to Christy, my awesome women who encourages my passions.
Learning to hunt Upland birds because I fell in love with Wirehaired Pointing Griffons.
Personal tag line-
Swung fly zealot, sight fishing fiend and self acknowledged Beer, Liquor, Wine & food snob.
Entries by Speybstrd
Our Two Hands by Bloodknots Fly Fishing. This project has recently been brought to our attention and is worth your time & maybe your hard earned money. The idea behind this film is to raise awareness of the plight of the Wild Steelhead in the western states, it’s native home, whose stocks are dwindling. Most […]
Found a new material from Spirit River at The Northern Angler in Traverse City to play with on these cold Northern MI days and nights. It’s called Swamp Rat Zonker strips(SRZ). This material comes in Natural, Hot Pink, King Fisher Blue, Orange and Purple. I have been experimenting with the blue and orange for steelhead […]
So, what’s in my flask, you ask? 9 out of 10 times it’s something brown, especially now that it’s wicked cold here in the north. Lately, it’s been Irish, McFadden’s Irish Whiskey to be exact. This whiskey goes against my heartfelt belief that all southern Irish Whiskey is shite, but this ones lovely!!! McFadden’s is […]
Welcome Jon Ingham (Speybstrd) to Mangled Fly Blog and his first Contribution. tra·di·tion– noun trə-ˈdi-shən : a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time This is the common definition for 2 things near and dear to […]