The 2018 Fall Steelhead run has begun, so far size of the fish is very impressive. Looking forward to the next 2 months. Make sure to check out the fishing reports for the Manistee River and the Muskegon River for more pictures and updated information. Hope to see you out there, have a great fall. […]
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Joe Custer with his lucky Mangled Fly Swing Hat ( will be restocking this item soon!) sent in this pic from a recent trip to BC staying at the Dean lodge at BCWest with Deneki Outdoors. If this trip interests you contact Kara Knight is lodge manager. firstname.lastname@example.org Shane McKay is head guide and in the picture […]
SA Amplitude Smooth Infinity A new line was introduced in the past month the SA Amplitude Smooth Infinity and have had the pleasure to test it out over the last month. Line showed up during Hex Season, even though my go to line for Hex is the Magnum Glow Line, but I have a few […]
Keep them wet during the next few days will be vital , it’s going to get hot in here. #mangledfly #fishthetruth #sonargetdown #hawkinsoutfitters #scottflyrods #keepemwet #sawyeroars A post shared by Mangledfly (@mangledfly) on Jun 15, 2018 at 7:20am PDT
Not too often a trout makes me nervous when I’m in charge of the net, but a new PR on a Michigan Brook Trout. Most my PR’s are measured in lbs, but this MI jewel set a new bar. #brooktrout #hawkinsoutfitters #mangledfly #scottflyrods #fishthetruth A post shared by Mangledfly (@mangledfly) on Jun 10, 2018 at […]
Recently learned that as mayfly nymphs grow, especially March Browns, Cahill’s, and Hex the eyes really get big right before the hatch. A macro shot of a Hex nymph we found in the mud looking for what else is hatching. Based on his eyes, we are not too far away. Want to learn more about […]
Did a video on the Hawkins YouTube channel about a trick I learned a few years ago from angler Larry Webb. Had to share this simple trick to keep your dry flies floating longer. Thank you Larry for the helpful tip, has really saved my spinner patterns from an early grave. Check out the video […]
Did a quick edit from this past weeks for the Hawkins YouTube Channel. Highlights are from a good week of Dry Fly Fishing for Trout on the Upper Manistee River.
It’s a few days behind schedule but the Hendrickson Hatch has started, had a great day with Doc yesterday on the Upper Manistee beating up on some nice mid teener’s. On our journey I did a quick highlight video for the Hawkins Outfitters YouTube page. Thinking about doing more of this type of highlight video […]