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The month of May can pose some unique challenges for midwestern anglers, particularly for those who love fishing dry flies. This year is certainly no exception to that old rule. Cool over night lows has made fishing challenging in the last week, but warmer weather on the horizon is promising. 

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First off, we want to thank everyone who has continued to support us during this very difficult time, we are so thankful for our loyal customers who continue to shop local even in the face of a global pandemic. THANK YOU!!! After an unplanned hiatus we are happy to say we are back to some sense of normalcy here at the shop. We are now allowed to have customers in the shop "by appointment". All of our appointments will be first come first served. Masks are required in the shop, and we are allowing 2 customers in the store at...

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Lots of great things happening lately. Weather has been all over the place, but the next several days look relatively dry and warm, which is very much welcomed. Many of our rivers have been high and stained for the better part of May, which has made hatches (and rising trout) somewhat hard to predict. The only thing that has been really going strong lately has been the grey drakes. Sounds like late last week, there were some truly immense spinner flights. Apocalyptic type swarms of bugs. We have seen some nice trout caught, and one story of a true giant that...

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After a chilly Spring, we are finally experiencing some real warmth.  The next few days are going to be in the upper 70s, which is fantastic news. Hatch activity is increasing steadily, and fishing has been exceptional. We are on the up and up!  Water levels are good, but still dirty in places after the rain last week.  Even though it was rising rapidly, last Thursday we decided to do a quick float down the Muskegon. Water was high, but visibility was decent. It actually looked really good, and seemingly great streamer conditions. High water, good stain, and partly cloudy....

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