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skagit, Spey, steelhead, swing -

"What is spey?" is a very common question for us to get at the fly shop. In the most basic terms, spey is simply a style of casting that allows anglers to throw generous amounts of line with minimal room for a traditional backcast. This is accomplished through a framework of dynamic roll casting. 

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layering, Steelhead, trout, Winter -

Things are starting to cool down in Northern Michigan and if you are planning on getting out to enjoy to the fantastic fishing we have you need to think about staying warm on the water. Layering systems are a dynamic, flexible way to stay warm and dry through whatever Northern Michigan throws at us. 

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Gloves, Simms, Steelhead, Trout, Winter -

It's October and 25 degrees this morning on the river. My breath is distinct in the morning glow that barely reaches the riverbank. My fingers are starting to numb and I know in five minutes they'll be nearly useless. 

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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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