If you missed the F3T in GR this past weekend, Koz has got you covered with a recap
Found this killer PT nymph variant at Frankenfly
Matt Barthels will be tying big streamers at the Muskegon River Fly Shop soon, get in while you can fit in
Get your fill of #glassisnotdead here (Spoiler Alert: theres some badass photos)
Bucket list fish Golden Dorado is explored at Gink and Gasoline
Funny stuff over at Windknots and Tangled Lines, be sure to watch out for the fresh water sharks and Great Lakes Whales
These guys seem like fun:
Muskrat Adventures has a good read as he gets out and shakes off the winter rust.
Great read on why turbulent water is good water at Gink and Gasoline.
Erich from Nomad Anglers got out creekin’ for some Michigan winter troots.
Frankenfly always puts together the best flies from around the interwebs.
Matt Supinski has good news predicting the steelhead outlook for 2016.
The Fiberglass Manifesto features the artwork of the MadPlaider
Koz at True North Trout reflects back on 2015 and looks forward to 2016in his most recent writings.
Fontinalis Rising offers a a look back at the year that was for him.
The Fiberglass Manifesto details in words and incredible photos a trip to the Pere Marquette.
Persistence pays off at Gink and Gasoline.
Nomad Anglers announces the 2016 Brews and Bugs lineup at all 3 of their locations.
If you care about our waters you should read this article by Josh Greenberg on A Tight Loop.
FrankenFly put together a rad pictorial of his 2015 – highly recommend looking through the awesome photos.
Gink and Gasoline shares another reason why everything is better with a dog.
Fontinlis Rising moved from the Mitt to the south and is going through a comparison of the 2.
OUCH! Dude gets impaled by a marlin.
FrankenFly has Andreas Anderrsson bug being tied by Brian Wise.
Nomad Anglers has your el Nino edition fishing report.
A little change of pace to this week’s review. Thought I’d include a few videos that I watched this week. Enjoy!
Fly Fish the Mitt with video highlights from October – as always top shelf editing work.<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/144449832″>10 – 2015</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/flyfishthemitt”>Fly Fish the Mitt</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
The Fiberglass Manifesto breaks down 6 Good Reads you should check out.
Louis from G&G tries to stay off the menu of a shark. (all the nopes awarded to this one)
Franken Fly has an interesting profile of Artist Andrea Larko
The Fiberglass Manifesto spent time on a ladder, painting his canvas with awesomeness.
Some really great stuff from Louis at Gink & Gasoline about looking at things from a different perspective…..the perspective of a fish.
Frankenfly has a great video showing a great streamer, the Circus Peanut – originated by Russ Maddin, variated by Kelly Galloup, and tied by Brian Wise.
#somestreamerchick has a go round with some shad
Great piece by Jason Tucker over at Gink & Gasoline on stepping out of his comfort zone and fishing new water. Plus they throw meat when the trout gotta eat.
Some super talented folks out there, The Fiberglass Manifesto always does a great job of showcasing their work.
Joe breaks a rod but makes cinnamon rolls on the river.
Nomad shop manager Erich Gross puts a beast in the net.
Just READ THIS. It’s a great read.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – you have to fish a Zudbubbler for bass.
Sorry for the significant drop in activity this week. We spent the weekend at the Midwest Flyfishing Expo, then Monday and Tuesday on the water. Tune back in next week for your regularly scheduled programming.
Jeff at Fly Fish the Mitt catches a badonkadonk Steelhead – one of the finest fish I’ve ever had the chance to net.
This is EXACTLY what it’s all about – super awesome pics at The Fiberglass Manifesto.
Gink raps about Fly choice vs. Presentation, something incredibly important to consider.
Koz wraps up the Midwest Expo at True North Trout
Druanglers has a really good article about switching around Streamers to crack “the code”
Fly Fish the Mitt, Jeff Cole Farms a Giant
I’ve never in my life taken one picture nearly as rad as any the have at the G&G Photo Contest
Hands down, without a doubt –this is my favorite fly to sling for bass.
#somestreamerchick with another cool vid.
Not sure winter works like this but Fontinalis Rising gives it a shot.
Koz at True North Trout Wraps up the Fly Tying Celebration
More Contests at G&G: The Oskar Blues Take a Pinner Fishing Photo Contest.
Fly Fish the Mitt becomes Fly Fish Wyoming (don’t worry it’s only temporary).
Koz recaps the F3T event held at Boyne.
Brian Wise puts together Andreas Andersson’s Rag Dolly (Super awesome streamer) at FrankenFly.
Moldy Chum features a Wildly entertaining compilation of drone crashes
Rich Strolis has some fantastic pics of great bugs!
#somestreamerchick backs up a boat and wins an award.
Fly Fish the Mitt comes back into the fold with an awesome new video.
Wait – there’s more from FFM with That Never Happens (I agree by the way). Then the birth of some idiot streamer dude, then he talks about a bunch of dummys that aren’t able to identify a Hennie flat. (what a bunch of losers)
Rich at Trout on the Fly wraps up his Arkansas trip HERE
Kent at Gink hauls some water or water hauls or does something to make you a better caster. Louis talks first rods – need to check this out for sure! Koz discusses the danger that is intruding on the Great Lakes (eff off big head carps!)
Drink your PBR in style – #glassisnotdead
Not freshly minted this week, but is only a few weeks old and a really touching read at Rivers of Reckoning
Ok, this is pretty RAD – PBR drinkers get in here.
True North Trout has all your F3T info.
Photo Contest at Gink and Gasoline is always awesome. You need to at the very least follow this one as there are some uber talented picture dudes out there.
Let’s get rid of damn dams
2 of the best damn days I’ve ever seen at Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher.
Some day I’ll get around to doing a Smith River trip.
The genuis of Pat Cohen and Matt Zudweg together? Buckle up Bass you’re in troubs.
And just because it’s the most read story in the history of Michiganfly – if you missed Tuesday Bananas, you’ve got to see where Michgan’s salmon have gone.
Gink and Gasoline talks streamers and I kinda like Streamers…..maybe like them a lot.
Some quality photos of the salt at Caught and Release.
Why would anyone ever think that pipelines and rivers are a great match? See more at Moldy Chum
Just like me, THe Fiberglass Manifesto DREAMS OF WARMER WEATHER with a twist of nostalgia
Eat A Peach Leach – great video featuring the creator of the highly effective swing thing.
For those of you in Michigan, soon headed to Arkansas – get the latest report from Dally’s Here
I look forward to seeing This week in #glassisnotdead every week – this rendition doesn’t disappoint.
Holy pile of Carp Goodness at Roughfisher
Blane Chocklett checks in at Frankenfly with TOOTHY GOODNESS
The Drag Free Drift channels their inner Norman Mclean with this great piece.
Impaled yourself with a hook before? Louis at Gink and Gasoline put together a great article on how to safely and effectively remove it.
Kent at Gink and Gasoline bugs out about about the woolly bugger
Brian Kozminski shared this touching article he put together with me. This one is worth your time.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are a great idea.
Steve at Stalking the Seam WINS THE LOTTO
Mike Schmidt has a tough go on the Salmon River – he ain’t mad though, his Dayton Flyers are in the Elite 8.
The Fiberglass Manifesto goes to the left coast and does some awesome stuff with awesome people.
Koz from True North Trout bangs out an awesome review of the Film Tour
Moldy Chum gives a run down of buzzwords we should drop
Anyone got some wood (not that kind!) to spare for Gink and Gasoline?
Great toothy bug by Ulf over at Frankenfly
Rich Strolis bangs another big trout
Found this awesome raffle you should check out at Spey Nation
Louis over at Gink and Gasoline is a badass with the camera – check out these prints. I need!
I’m going to just go ahead and link to the entire blog page at Gink and Gasoline because there is too much awesome stuff to just pick out 1
Koz from True North Trout recaps a great yearly event.
Matt Zudweg counts down his top 5 steelhead patterns
The Fiberglass Manifesto gives a run down of some awesome products – seriously need to check this one out guys…or don’t…I don’t care.
The Fiberglass Manifesto‘s boat is almost done and I’d be terrified to row something that beautiful down the river.
Nomad Anglers has some sweet new swag, check it.
Thanks for ruining productivity for the next 6 hours – Moldy Chum.
HAHAHAHA – that is all. But seriously, HAHAHAHA
Mike from Anglers Choice Flies goes absolutely HAM on some giant bugs.
Gink and Gasoline ponders what makes a fly reel awesome.
Moldy Chum fights for Utah – get behind them!
Jeff Cole at Fly Fish the Mitt talks about bug selection, and you should listen! The guy puts giant fish in the net….all the time.
I never thought that lime green was SEXY until I saw this over at The Fiberglass Manifesto
Skinny Water Culture makes me hate winter even more.
Jeff Cole from Fly Fish the Mitt gets an A+ for his awesome Stache.
The Fiberglass Manifesto – talks Wizards, Sharks, and fly lines….it really doesn’t get more awesome than that.
Skinny Water Culture is having a bad day, head over there and show some support.
April Vokey loves South America, and South America probably loves her back.
Gink and Gasoline has a kick ass contest – get those selfies polished up bro.
Out Smart Fishing bugs out.
Trout Under Ground – apparently trains ending up in rivers is a thing….who knew?
Kick some ass this Friday!