Recently learned that as mayfly nymphs grow, especially March Browns, Cahill’s, and Hex the eyes really get big right before the hatch. A macro shot of a Hex nymph we found in the mud looking for what else is hatching. Based on his eyes, we are not too far away. Want to learn more about […]
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Did a video on the Hawkins YouTube channel about a trick I learned a few years ago from angler Larry Webb. Had to share this simple trick to keep your dry flies floating longer. Thank you Larry for the helpful tip, has really saved my spinner patterns from an early grave. Check out the video […]
Did a quick edit from this past weeks for the Hawkins YouTube Channel. Highlights are from a good week of Dry Fly Fishing for Trout on the Upper Manistee River.
It’s a few days behind schedule but the Hendrickson Hatch has started, had a great day with Doc yesterday on the Upper Manistee beating up on some nice mid teener’s. On our journey I did a quick highlight video for the Hawkins Outfitters YouTube page. Thinking about doing more of this type of highlight video […]
Only two days until trout opener, back on the streamer train and taking my crack at @blanechocklettfishing game changer template. Twisted this pattern up with a whole bunch of @whitingfarms 4B Hen Saddles and finished it off with @epflies brushes #streamer #gamechanger #whitingfarms #mangledfly #hawkinsoutfitters #trout A post shared by Mangledfly (@mangledfly) on Apr 26, […]
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I’m back on the vise, after 6 months of steelhead flies, back to the big flies that can be used for trout, smallmouth, pike and muskie. Had the last few days off and playing around with a few new patterns. Working on dialing the weight so that the patterns will swim correctly. While most of […]
Here is a link below to the Finished Huron Drifter on their Facebook page, if you followed along in the building process post. A don’t be worried I’ll be taking many more water pics with this craft in the coming months. Happy with how she turned out, thank you Jason and Tracy for all your […]
These flying fish have me inspired to work on a new fly pattern and retrieve, defiantly two handed retiree to the match speed needed, and just need to figure out how to cast a fly that has wings. No mater this is a cool little video.
Have a new sticker, from our popular Swing Fly logo from last fall had a few requests for a sticker. Now you can add the Mangled Fly Swing logo to your favorite cooler, truck window, or coffee mug. Same great quality as the rest of our stickers. Check it out and get yours today. Sticker […]