Pic of the Day – Big Steelhead

Manistee River Steelhead

Well so far the Steelhead run of 2019 is very similar to 2018, they are big again. If you remember one of my posts from last year I have the same feeling for this year. The elusive 20 pound steelhead is going to make it’s entrance at some point. Yesterday we had a 15-16 pound steelhead give us everything we could handle with an extremely long run, where the backing knot sure was tested for a longer period in time than I’m comfortable with as a guide. That amount of line out of the rod on the Manistee River with all it’s log jams is never a good thing.

Jim my client did everything he could to just hold onto this beauty. After landing the steelhead everyone was in awe and a simple picture in the net is all Jim wanted. We revived this beauty and off she swam to continue on her journey.

As your headed out this fall be ready for some big battles. Good luck and continue to check back as we share a few pics and stories from the fall steelhead run.

Pic of the Day – Clouds

The reflection on the water on this day was pretty amazing. Took a few more pictures today as the same event happened again that I will be sharing here soon. As we transition into fall something with the cloud formations intensifies . Need to learn a little more about the weather I guess to have a full understanding.

Pic of the Day – Walleye on the Fly

Walleye on the Fly
Walleye and a Mangled Fly

Mangled Fly Blog

So let the games begin again, Mangled Fly Blog is going to come alive once again. I here by promise to have more content once again on the Mangled Fly site. I am sorry for the lack of content over the past year, but the focus is back and more images, reviews, videos, and whatever creative stuff I can generate is coming back.

Thank you

Thank you to all those that kept coming back to the site and waiting for content. Again I promise over the next few months your time will not be wasted your click back will be worth it. If you have not followed us on Social Media, check Mangled Fly out on Instagram and Facebook as additional images and clips will be shared. Make sure to follow the stories section as some quick clips about the day on the river are shared there.

Jon Ray

Mangled Fly Stickers

Thank you 2018

Thank you 2018 it was a great year, a few of our most liked Images from our Instagram account. Looking forward to 2019 as we have a new lens to play with (more about that soon) and hoping to get back into the underwater game a little bit more. Thank you to all for all the follows and likes. See you on the water in 2019.

Jon Ray

muskegon river brown trout

Big Brown on the Muskegon – Pic of the Day

Most years Kevin Feenstra will post some sort of Monster Lake-Run Brown he has guided too and this year is no different great job Kevin. Awesome fish.  Make sure to follow Kevin on Instagram for more amazing images.  Also click the link to see both images of this enormous Lake-Run Brown Trout.

 

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An amazing bonus fish today that made tough fishing seem not so bad…congrats Mark! #puremichigan #browntrout #ontheswing

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spring steelhead

Catch and Release Steelhead – Pic of the Day

Pic of the Day – 2018 Fall Steelhead Run

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.

 

DRI Duck Swing Hat

Pic of the Day – Swing Hat and Kings

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.

Shane McKay is head guide and in the picture with Joe.
Nice work Joe!
brown trout

Keep em wet