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Lots of action lately. Steelhead and trout fishing has been quite good. Water temps are still low, hovering around the 40 degree mark, but will continue to rise. There are a ton of steelhead at sixth street dam and heading upstream as well.  The main run has started, and they are basically all over the place. There are some spawners and fish staging, which opens up lots of different water types. They can be found in holes, runs, tailouts, buckets, etc rather than just the winter holes. Stoneflies and caddis have been good. Nuke eggs are another proven winner.   Water...

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We are officially buried in snow. There is currently about 12 inches on the ground in Grand Rapids, with another few inches throughout the day, and more tomorrow. Wind chills tomorrow are going to be in the -30 range. Should be interesting. This was the river on Sunday afternoon. This was my back deck this morning. Yes, I forgot to bring in our furniture... Our governor has declared a state of emergency this morning, anticipating the cold weather tomorrow. This weekend looks to be fairly warm, with temps in the upper 30s and 40s and rain. Fly tying is about...

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It's alarming how many people have mentioned the Birdbox Challenge lately. Please, for the love of God, do not attempt this! There have been dozens of reported car crashes and other various mishaps lately nationwide because of this movie. If you must attempt it in a drift boat, at the very least, make sure you are BELOW the sixth street dam. You will not make it! But seriously, do not attempt this...   Steelhead are scattered throughout our river systems, and sounds like more came up over the past few days. We haven't been out much lately, since we had a...

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We are finally winding down from the holidays, and reflecting on the past year. What a blast! Fishing was spectacular, and we hope the same holds true for 2019. We had the privilege of meeting some awesome new people, and fishing with old friends. It was a great year, both on the water and in the shops. Thanks for all the support! We truly appreciate it! Lately, fishing has been surprisingly good. The weather over the past 2 weeks has been fairly "stable", with mild temps, decent rain, and light snow (in our neck of the woods anyway). Around the...

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Recent rains and snow melt have improved fishing conditions, but things are still relatively challenging. The Grand River, Pere Marquette, and Muskegon River have all been producing fish, but the weather has been less than ideal. Egg Flies, Hex nymphs, and small swing flies have been good options. A possible warmup next week will improve the trout and steelhead fishing locally and up north. Check our class schedule for upcoming tying events.

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