Patagonia Fly Fishing shares Alaska

Thank you Patagonia Fly Fishing for sharing one of my images from my adventure with Jeff Topp at Katmai Lodge a few weeks ago.  Was an amazing trip and look forward to going back next year.  Again more information to come about this amazing trip, just waiting for my good friend Jeff to get back from Alaska so we can finalize the details.

Alaskan Leopards by @mangledfly @patagonia @keepemwetfishing #trout #keepemwet #fishneedwater #loveourplanet

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Katmai Lodge Alaskan Rainbow Trout

Had the opportunity to spend a few days at Katmai Lodge with good friend and great guide Jeff Topp.  Spent a few days focused on rainbow trout.  Thank you Katmai Lodge for a true Alaskan Experience, thank you Jeff Topp for showing us a small piece of Alaska, and sharing a part of the world you truly love.

Will be sharing more about this adventure in the next few days.  Also have a dates for next year, if you would like to see this special place. Will share these dates and more trip information soon.

 

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Pic of the Day – Pine River Rainbow

Enjoying a great day down the Pine River (one of the coldest trout streams in Michigan).  August can be the dog days of summer but so many opportunities abound.  Even though we didn’t connect with any monster trout, we had an action packed day floating down the Pine River.

 

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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.

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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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Opening Weekend – Pic of the Day

Had a great Opening Trout weekend on the Upper Manistee River, some great dry fly action on Hendrickson’s and a few Caddis.  Steelhead rods have been put away.  Trout rods are the main focus, and smallmouth and pike rods are really close by.  I love the change of season’s, and look forward to chasing some great fish this spring.

Opening day Hendrickson eater #fishthetruth #getoutside #whitingfarms #korkerslife #scottflyrods #keepemwet

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Limay River

Had the opportunity to fish the Limay a few years ago and was one of the best trout rivers I’ve ever seen.  Chuck Hawkins continues to host trips to this amazing river in Argentina , if your looking to fish the Southern Hemisphere give him a call.  Todd Moen does what he does best, showcasing this river in his one of his videos.

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Muskegon Brown Trout – Pic of the Day

This big brown had quite a kype #flyfishing #browntrout #speyfishing #thirdcoast @scientificanglers @mangledfly

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January thinking about Summer

I saw this post today on Instagram and had to share, of a massive brown trout eating a big foam fly.  Something about waking up to single digit temperatures, makes me thinking of dry fly fishing.  Maybe it’s when you can’t have something, you just want it more.  Summer can’t get here soon enough.

 

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Big Brown Pic of the Day

Kean fishing in Chile this week just sent us this picture of an impressive 23″ brown trout.  Kean continues to believe in the luck of the Mangled Fly Camo hat. (now in two shade of camo)  Nice fish Kean and glad the camo hat gives you a little extra confidence .

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