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Bead, Salmon, Steelhead -

The growing popularity of bead fishing has totally changed the way anglers chase Salmon and Steelhead in Northern Michigan. Beads are a highly effective and very realistic egg imitation that anglers can use in place of more traditional yarn flies. 

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Salmon, Steelhead -

As summer begins to come to an end, it's difficult for many anglers to think of anything but the large migratory fish on their way to the rivers of Northern Michigan. Beginning in late August, almost all the rivers we fish begin to receive Salmon who have spent their lives in Lake Michigan. These very large fish will work their way upstream to make gravel beds where they will spawn before eventually dying. Great Lakes Steelhead will follow up the rivers in October and November and many will stay in the rivers over the winter providing great fun for those...

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Salmon -

Salmon can begin their seasonal migration up many of our Northern Michigan rivers as early as mid-August but we truly expect them around the beginning of September. Each year is different and there are many factors that determine when the Kings and Coho will start entering the rivers. Once they’ve begun, they work their way upstream through holes and pools until conditions and locations are right for them  to begin their spawn

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I bought my first Bugstopper Hoody from Simms this spring. As usual, I was late to the party with these things and just got tired of Brian bragging about living a mosquito free life on the river.

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Summer is here, we are past the major hatches but there is certainly still lots of fun to be had with trout on surface flies.  We like to mix in some classic attractors with modern standards in our summer boxes

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