Category: Forum

  1. FLY TYING – QUAZY WABBIT ARTICULATED STREAMER

    February 25, 2021 • Forum, Tips, Upcoming Events

    The Qwazy Wabbit is just that. It’s an articulated or jointed streamer that moves crazily when stripped and dives with rabbit strip wings on both parts. The rubber legs move, the marabou moves, the schlappen moves,…. hell, everything moves. It’s qwazy!. CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO Qwazy Wabbit Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #1 Trailer […]

  2. FLY TYING – PHEASANT TAIL JIG

    February 18, 2021 • Forum, Tips, Upcoming Events

    This week’s fly features a famous nymph that is modified to evolve into a new technique known as Euro nymphing. This European method of fishing nymphs is a kin to the French, Spanish, Slovak, and Czeck styles of nymph fishing. The pattern deviates from the original traditional pattern by tying it on a jig-style hook, […]

  3. FLY TYING – EXTENDED BODY HENDRICKSON

    February 11, 2021 • Forum, Tips, Upcoming Events

    This week’s pattern features Michigan award winning tyer, Mark Lord. Mark has won numerous awards from MUCC for his original patterns as well as recognition of his expert knowledge of original Michigan patterns including those of Ernie Borcher, Clarence Roberts, and Ann Schweigert. Mark is also well known for his meticulous replications of Carrie Stevens […]

  4. FLY TYING – KILLER DRY FLY

    January 28, 2021 • Forum, Tips, Upcoming Events

    This dry fly pattern imitates emerger, cripple, and dun phases of virtually any mayfly hatch. By varying size and colors, you can match nearly any mayfly hatch. This video ties the pattern using stenonema colors and size. The unique hackle method (commonly referred to as “hackle stacking”) is extremely durable and is reminiscent of both […]

  5. FLY TYING – NEON CADDIS

    January 25, 2021 • Forum, Tips, Upcoming Events

    This pattern is one of the most durable, successful patterns for steelhead in Lake Michigan rivers. Post-spawn steelhead spend much of their days eating to replenish their strength before returning to Lake Michigan. The rhyacophia caddis is a common, bright chartreuse green larva that is readily available to these big rainbows. Tied on a lighter […]

  6. INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL

    January 23, 2021 • Forum, Upcoming Events

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  7. FLY TYING — ZONKER VARIANT

    January 16, 2021 • Forum, Tips

    Here’s a variation of the great pattern invented by Dan Byford in the mid-70’s. Replacing the mylar body with a conehead and dubbed Hare’e Ice body is a fantastic sculpin/leach pattern that should be tied in several colors.   Conehead Zonker Hook: Orvis 0167 #6 Conhead: Gold medium Thread: Uni Thread 6/0 black Tail: Zonker […]

  8. FALL AND WINTER STREAMER FISHING!

    November 5, 2020 • Forum, Tips, Upcoming Events

    Summer hatches are a distant memory, and the weather is turning colder. As the water cools, the sun gets lower in the sky, and the hours of daylight shorten, brown trout and brook trout put on their brilliant spawning colors and get aggressive as they build their spawning redds and begin the spawning ritual. Watching […]

  9. BACKCAST PODCAST – DAVE LEONHARD

    October 4, 2020 • Forum, Upcoming Events

    The Lovells Township Historical Society Museum has a great series of podcasts featuring many interesting fly fishing and fly tying experts that share a great history of the sport in the Grayling area. This month’s podcast features our own Dave Leonhard who shares nearly 60 years of fly fishing in the area. I think you’ll […]