Brook trout or a Great White?

The aggressive nature of a brook trout reminds me of a Great White Shark sometimes, now the size and teeth on the other hand.  Just a different view of a brook trout coming to the boat on a soft hackle tied by John Ingham.  Thank you John.

Patagonia Great Divider III – Product Review

Patagonia Great Divider

Patagonia Great Divider III

Time for a new boat bag and the Patagonia Great Divider was my choice after looking at the many options out there, it was a few simple things that sold me on the Patagonia bag.  First the 100% waterproof and fully-welded construction.  I found with my old  bag, that I would forget about the rain fly, and by the time I remember it was too late and my bag and the inside was soaked, leaders and flies now wet.  This is not good.  Problem solved now, as the Great Divider gear bag.  I also can’t tell you how many times rain flies turn into moldy rain flies if you don’t dry them out and store them correct.  Secondly the keep it simple lay out.  I don’t like search through endless pockets.  With a 4 panel divider system is’t nice to keep fly boxes separate from tippet.  But I can see everything in the bag at once and I know where it will be.

 

Thirdly the  transparent floating panel with hook-and-loop attachments and removable end pockets help organize small items.   Great place for car keys and cell phones.  Easy to find and protected.

Details

  • 100% waterproof, fully-welded construction with a single-side TPU coating
  • Main compartment is made of a pliable and resilient high-density foam that gives bag shape and protects contents
  • 100% waterproof TIZIP® zipper with waterproof materials and construction at main closure
  • Two interior zippered end pockets are transparent and removable
  • Strap attachments and seams are welded to eliminate leakage
  • Adjustable and removable padded shoulder strap; two grab handles
  • 11.75-oz 800-denier 100% nylon with a PU exterior coating and TPU interior coating

 

Great Speckled Olive caught in a Web

Siphloplecton basale Spinner other wise known for me as the Great Speckled Olive caught in a spiders web.  When you see this guy you know Sulhur’s are on the menu in a day or two.  Hatches are moving forward and temps are really improving.  Couple prime open dates in the first part of June.  June 6,7,9  shoot me an email or a text message if your interested.

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Rivers of Sand by Josh Greenberg

I was just giving a copy of a new book called “Rivers of Sand” by Josh Greenberg.  And I can’t wait to start reading this.  Pick up your copy at your Local Fly Shop.  If your local fly shop doesn’t have it contact Josh Greenberg at Gates AuSable Lodge, he will send you a copy.

Looks to be a great book that will help the reader understand the unique techniques needed to fish the waters of Michigan.  I look forward the read over the summer months.  Thank you Josh for giving Michigan some national coverage.  Some of the most alluring waters in America.

So true about Trout fishing

“Only an extraordinary person would purposely risk being outsmarted by a creature often less than twelve inches long, over and over again.”
~ Janna Bialek

Pic of the Day – Loving the Blues

Cool blues on the cheek of this dry fly eating Michigan Brown Trout.  Put down the streamer rods and broke out the Scott G2 once again to capture this resectable 16″+ Hendrickson sipper.  Also every day more and more impressed with the SA GPX Sharkwave taper.  Day in and day out putting it in new clients hand this line is amazing.

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Sharkwave

It’s May 8th and dry fly trout season has been off to a slower than normal start, but the limited days of dry fly fishing that I have in the Sharkwave Trout GPX has been in my boat and customers are loving it.  With Hendrickson’s popping, image below was captured this week on the Pere Marquette, and Black Caddis just around the corner time to go #liveanddiebythebigdryfly

SharkWave: Triple Textured from Scientific Anglers on Vimeo.

Three textures, three colors, one awesome line. The SharkWave is the world’s first triple-textured fly line. Available now in GPX, Ultimate Trout, and Saltwater tapers.

www.scientificanglers.com/sharkwave

Special thanks to Pig Farm Ink and Sage Lion Media.

Midnight Creeper is LIVE

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Check out our latest project.  A step-by-step educational fly tying experience with Ed McCoy, learn how he ties one of his best mouse patterns.  With many extra’s filmed in Night Vision.

Thank you Erik Rambo for all your work.  Very fun project to be a part of.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/midnightcreeper

 

Going for trout and Mr. Steelhead showed up

Stripping streamers for trout and Mr. Steelhead wanted some.  A nice surprise for Wayne today as we fished the Pere Marquette.  Great job Wayne battling this guy on your trout gear.

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Pic of the Day – San Juan Worm

Had to get down and dirty on the Upper Manistee, with a slower than normal couple days of trout fishing.  Had to bust out all the tricks.  Have honestly not thrown the worm, the san juan worm, since my Colorado days some 15 years ago.  Used to fish the worm on the Upper Colorado River on my days off.

Bobber Down!

 Getting down and dirty with a worm imitation on the upper manistee.