Is there a more aggressive fish than a pike? I’m not sure, but this photo is why I named my website Mangled Fly. I love it when a fish destroys a fly that took me 15 minutes to tie! Ice out pike fishing is game on right now, if you want to try something different […]
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Spring Time Brings so many different Fly-Fishing Opportunities! Brad W. early season brown trout fishing After spending the past 3 plus months under mounds of snow and inches of ice, spring time has officially started! Now some of the hardest decisions await the fly-fishing angler. What to fish for? Spring time brings us many different […]
Russ Maddin showing me the way on the ice So January and February are for the most part a michigan fishing guides off season. Besides breaking down the rivers and learning new spots for the up coming spring run, or tying a couple hundred more flies. I’ll try to venture out on the ice a […]
Fishing today on the Manistee River was highlighted by one of my favorite birds the Bald Eagle. We had the opportunity to witness a handful of different eagles fly around, over, and perch next to us as we floated down the Manistee River. While winter steelhead fishing is most likely the most overlooked time of […]
Have some things on the radar that I’m pretty excited about, don’t want to spoil the surprise but deals with the world of underwater. I shot this little underwater video above, about a month ago, that honestly took about 5 seconds to do. I came home from this little test shoot and started to think […]
For the most part working outside during the day I can use natural light. I am not a fan of flash photography. But there comes a time and a place for flash. Flash can be a creative tool. Example of this are two pictures from above, both taken about 10 seconds apart. Dave S. joined […]
What is always interesting about fishing, is for the most part you never know what your going to catch. I try my best to keep everybody on their toes when we are our there casting. As you never know what cast will result in a fish of a lifetime or just something different. Well yesterday […]
Last winter I had the opportunity to fish with Ed McCoy for a couple hours just below Tippy Dam. Winter time trout fishing is pretty much over looked here in Michigan but honestly it can be pretty easy, as trout are schooled up and eager for any sort of properly presented meal. Enjoy the video.
There are certain moments on the river that I never forget. Now yes it is part of my job to remember where I catch fish, but certain moments are burned deep into the memory banks. Certain fish you never forget. You hold onto these memories to share with other anglers and to relive each and […]
Sorry for the lack of postings, been working hard on the river and having a hard time finding some unique shots as hot chrome as been making us look funny at times. But had the chance to hold onto one of the beauties today for a little longer. This 8-9 pound buck gave us all […]