Category Archives: fishing

FLY FISHING MADE EASY PART 2

FLY FISHING IS NOT DIFFICULT PART 2 In the prior post I talked about rods, reels and fly line and now I will deal with backing, leaders and flies. Backing is the line you first put on your reel.  Fly … Continue reading

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FLY FISHING MADE EASY PART 1

FLY FISHING IS NOT DIFFICULT  Part 1 My introduction to fly fishing began when I was in middle school shortly after dinosaurs no longer ruled the earth.  A neighbor whose lawn I cut in the summer and whose drive I … Continue reading

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WHAT IT’S ABOUT

Fall for many folks is a glorious season.  In the Midwest we get to enjoy the leaves turning to brilliant colors, warm shirt -sleeve days and two blanket nights.  It’s a time when some look forward to being done with … Continue reading

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WHEN DREAMS BECOME REALITY

There are times in our lives when we stop the dreaming and decide to make the object a reality and so it was Sunday morning when I decided to stop daydreaming about fishing the Betsie River above Thompsonville, Michigan and … Continue reading

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It’s Salmon Season!

It’s salmon season here in west Michigan, a time of the year when people head to the various rivers famous for their runs. It’s where launch ramps have traffic jams like one would find at a gas station offering its … Continue reading

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A Misty Morning Memory

August can provide some mystical mornings in west Michigan.  The warmth of the day is undone by the coolness of the night and morning is enveloped in a ground fog.  That was the scene that awaited me that morning on … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name

When I was growing up, fishing was about catching dinner. In West Michigan that meant sitting shoulder to shoulder on the channel wall with a cane pole or rod and reel and filling your bucket full of perch. Those days … Continue reading

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