Previous Fishing Reports

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Lowlight Marinaro Spinner

This little fly is nothing more than the classic, Marinaro spinner with a little post for the evening angler.  While I normally don’t care if I can see my flies

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Break in the weather

It’s been pretty cold across the country…colder than here, anyway.  Still, the schools have been closed, and the kids have become habituated to snow days.  My entire family has become

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Too cold? Too cold.

Over the weekend, it was just too cold.  It was a zero degrees for a high on Sunday, a few of the rivers froze shut, deer walked across the Manistee,

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Some coldness

Sunday’s high is zero degrees, actual temperature, which is cold enough to keep me situated between the woodstove and the coffee pot.  We’ve been spoiled this year.  There has been

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Fine days

Some winter weeks come and go: a few trout caught, a few trails skied, a few Netflix miniseries watched.  Other weeks are better.  This past one was better.  A big

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Winter’s bone (fish)

That’s the saltwater type of bone, courtesy of Matt’s southern adventure.  Here is the Michigan type: Joyce nymphed up some skeletal remains We got buried in snow and I’ll bet

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