Fall Steelhead on the Manistee River below Tippy Dam is some of the best fishing in Michigan. Check out the latest fishing report for more information, looking to book a guide trip give Mangled Fly a call.
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Environment or Angling What is it that feels like its changing? Is the environment around me changing, or is it my angling mindset? I remember back 20-25 years ago fishing for Spring Steelhead meant an April float down the Pere Marquette River. Now its seems Spring Steelhead for an angler/guide means a shift to fishing […]
Highlights for the 2021 season, our most popular Instagram images from the past year. Plus a few extra that make for great stories.
How to stay warm on your next fall or winter steelhead trip. Here is a list of the must have items to keep you warm and dry.
Hooks for Steelhead Top picks for steelhead hooks, talk about a sticky topic! I’m sure this is going to open a can of worms, but I wanted to address this topic as it gets a lot of attention amongst our guide staff. Every day, no matter what we are fishing, every rig we tie starts […]
New Echo Muskie Rod This fall, during our annual Muskie adventure up North, we had the chance to put the new Echo Muskie Rod to the test. Echo Rods reached out to Ed McCoy and myself to see if we would be interested in testing out their new predator rod and then provide them with […]
Review of the Scott Sector S 8107, great rod for smallmouth and light saltwater action.
Scientific Anglers I am honored to be selected to be part of the Fly Fishing Insiders Guided Podcast series, this series features the Scientific Anglers Ambassador’s and Advisors . This being episode 15 in the series, the host of the show Greg Keenan and I decided to discuss Northern Michigan Smallmouth Bass. Smallmouth Bass Greg […]
Tying Ice Dub Minnow Our latest upload to our YouTube Channel is a super simple baitfish pattern that we call the Ice Dub Minnow. A favorite pattern to fish below Tippy Dam, but also works great below Hodenpyle Dam and in the backwaters for smallmouth bass on Tippy Pond. Of course these are only a […]
Brown Drake Video Series Excited to announce a new video series to our YouTube Channel, this past week we focused on tying Brown Drakes. The video series is a 4 part series walking you through the step by step process of tying Ed McCoy’s Boondoggle Spinner Pattern and McCoy’s All Day Dun . To make […]