dorado

Big and Hungry

I’ll be hosting a trip to fish for Dorado in late January 2019 and this video gives you a little taste of what these fish can do.  Here is some additional information about the trip on in the Destination Travel section of the Hawkins Outfitters website. You can also contact me directly via the contact page, and I can share a PDF that I have that really gives specifics about this amazing fishery.

Huge & Hungry from Andes Drifters on Vimeo.

Dorado Fishing at Parana on the Fly Lodge. Action images

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Few Different Pics

First need to apologize for the lack on content, nothing but excuses but hope to find some time and create some interesting content in the coming weeks.  Here are a few images to help scratch the itch.

Kean hunting his first Pike on the fly, it was pretty exciting to watch this predator hunt down our dying bait fish pattern.  Using the Scientific Anglers Intermediate Titan Taper with a Essox Leader we had a few chances at Pike and caught multiple nice smallmouth bass on the Manistee River this past weekend.

pike on the fly

Jerome joined me for a day time adventure and scored some really nice trout on dry flies, Jerome has to believe in the good luck his new Mangled Fly hat provided him.  Great day Jerome and impressive trout on the dry fly during the day.

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Had a chance to spend a few days along the west coast on a family vacation and shot this sunset picture. Always impressed by the size of Lake Michigan and how much it reminds me of the east coast.  Just missing a little bit of salt.

Sunset closing out an amazing family vacation #puremichigan #sunset #familytime

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Costa Fly Fishing – Pic of the Day

Costa Fly Fishing grabbed one of our images yesterday for their Instagram feed

Monday #puremichigan #steelhead from Costa pro @mangledfly. #seewhatsoutthere #flyfishing #underwater

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Patagonia

Patagonia Fly Fish Instagram

Honored to contribute images to an amazing company that is fighting hard for our environment.  Thank you Patagonia Fly Fish for using my image.

 

Steelhead Eye – Picture of the Day

Hex in October, Steelhead Fly Box, and Big Foot

Some crazy things are happening right now in Michigan.

  • Have to share this link by Fox News of a Big Foot sighing about 5 miles from my house in Northern Michigan.
  • A New Fly Box by Plan D, this box is perfect for Steelhead patterns.  Check out the review by Ed McCoy, if you like to fish streamers for steelhead.
  • Would not of believed this if I wasn’t the one that took the picture.  Yesterday while trout fishing on the Manistee River we found a Hex floating down the river.  Had to take a quick picture and let this guy fly away.

Hex in October, you know things are off schedule when you see this. #onlyinmichigan #wait5minutes

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Cell Phone Cases at Smug Mug

Need a gift idea? Personalized Cell Phone Cases make great gifts.  Or maybe you just simply need a new Cell Phone Case for your iPhone or Galaxy?  Now you can have any image from Mangled Fly Media added to your Cell Phone Cases.  I’m happy to load any image that you might want.  If you see an image on our Instagram Feed , or from any article we have been featured in.  Feel free to contact me direct and I’ll make sure that our Smug Mug Feed has the image to create the Cell Phone case your looking for.

I’ll load any picture from a recent fishing trip even years past, or check out a few of our Underwater images, whatever your preference.  This is a great product and will protect your phone.  Simply pick any image you want and click the BUY button in the lower right corner of the image.  Once you “buy this photo” a catalog of options will load on your screen.  Select the Phone Cases option and pick the phone case that is right for you.

If you have any problems let me know.  Happy to help you with the order.

Cell Phone Cases

Another Option Brown Trout Skin Cover

Cell Phone Cases

Fun Facts – Made me laugh

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Digital Camo Hat

Digital Camo Hat helping find 20″ trout

So those that fish with me know that I have a few superstition’s.  1 – NO BANANA’S 2- No white lighters .  Bring either of these items in the boat and you will get some sort of negative reaction.  #grumpyguide.

Also my wife has been known to laugh at me, as I tend to wear certain clothing items when I’m guiding and not others. Based on past success when wearing these certain clothing items.  With that I have lucky hats that I will continue to wear when fishing is good.  And No Way do we wash these hats, can’t clean out the good luck!  No matter how bad they start to stink! With that, one thing I’ve noticed this year, is that clients wearing the Digital Camo Cap in my boat this month have scored some nice trout.

So can it be true that the Digital Camo Cap can help you score a trout over 20″?  Proof might be in the pudding.  I know if I didn’t have one yet, I would get one before they are gone.Digital Camo Hat

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