70 degree Pledge

A guest from the Beardsley House on the river called me the other day~ he had a fish question. “I was casting a spoon and a decent trout came out to inspect it but turned away. Was I reeling too fast or too slow?” he inquired. Northern Michigan offers...

Last Days of the Season

The shadows fall sharply between the poplar and pine this time of year. Tamaracks have just begun to lose their light green color, beginning to transfer to a light golden hue. There is a definite scent in the air, a smell of rot, decomposition, not altogether...

Koz’s Simple Caddis Hoppa

I often Look at my tying desk and attempt to utilize scrap tying materials to tie a fly that might entice a few willing trout> Here is a keeper from last summer. Koz\’s Caddis/hoppa Hook: TMC 2487BL size #10 & 12 Thread: UTC Olive G.S.P. 100 Body: 2mm Tan...

Still Water

There are nights on the water that are more frustrating than others. Those nights in question are often shortly after you have a stellar evening and you should invite a fellow angler to partake in the glory you so feverishly enjoyed on previous occasion. Mr Fontinalis...