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Fishing has been pretty good over the last couple weeks. We are officially in the throws of steelhead season. Temps are dropping, although they are dropping slowly and that is drawing out fall a bit which we are happy about.  Steelhead are around in most every river system at this point, and we are setting up for a good winter of fishing. I feel like a broken record but we are once again waiting for some rain to shuffle the decks a bit. Local water is very low and clear which makes things a little difficult.  Luckily there is some...

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As I write this report the fall rain we have been hoping for is finally falling. Its been a cloudy week, hinting at rain each day, but last night the sky finally broke open and brought the shot of rain we needed. Fishing was pretty good this weekend, but low water conditions made things a little tough. Smaller more natural patterns, and persistence were the keys to success. 

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There is no question it is fall in Michigan. After a long hot summer the weather has finally cooled off, the leaves are changing, mornings are crisp, and there is even some rain in the forecast! This is among the best times of the year to get outside and enjoy some time on the water. Opportunities abound. Trout fishing has been great, Kings and Cohos are still around, and Steelhead are on the horizon. 

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We are at the peak of the "24/7 season." Trout fishing is good all day and all night. No matter how you approach the river, anytime of day can be productive. So much fun having all these opportunities available. Mousing, hatch matching, streamer fishing, prospecting dries, indicator nymphing, euro nymphing, trout spey, soft hackles, and even terrestrial fishing are all in play. It's an incredible time to be a fly angler in the great state of Michigan. We truly have it good, and we are excited to be smack dab in the middle of the best fishing window of the...

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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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