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Welcome back to Fly Friday! We hope you're reading this getting ready for a weekend of fishing...or at least spending some time at the fly tying bench. The Minion is a "small" streamer I started tying and tinkering with this spring. It has a tall head profile and very light-weight rear end that flutters in the current. I'll be the first to tell you it is not completely original as I've borrowed immensely from other great flies available today. I hope you'll play with the colors, materials, and concepts and create something that can work for you can maybe even...

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FLY FRIDAY IS BACK!!!  That's right, tune in all winter for new fly tying videos we'll be kicking out. We're of course going to have plenty of flies to tie but also work on specific techniques and discussing products that can improve your  HIGA'S UV SOS I've been a big fan of this nymph since I lived out in Utah where the SOS was developed by guide Spencer Higa. It's a mashup fly that combines some of the best elements from classics you already know like the Pheasant Tail and Zebra Midge. In this version I use two different UV...

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The Adams Chapter was just awarded an Embrace A Stream grant for $6500. There is also an opportunity to raise more through a crowdfunding campaign organized by Trout Unlimited with some matching funds from Orvis. This offer runs from November 4 through November 10.   Donate To This Boardman River Project The project is to restore a now abandoned sand trap on the Boardman's North Branch. The sand trap was build around 1994 and the site now has bare and eroding stream banks, no shade, and no in stream structure for fish.  The Chapter will also repair an upstream bend as part of this...

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The Brook Trout Coalition is hosting a movie night next week showing Artifishal, a film produced by Patagonia. Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. It will be at Traverse City's Hagerty Center starting at 6pm. Admission is $8 for adults, students under 17 will be free. Advance tickets are available here. 

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Hey everyone, just some news regarding The Boardman River that you should be aware of. On October 30th, there will be a meeting hosted by Traverse City's Downtown Development Authority Boardman Leadership team in and the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission. The meeting will be held at The City Opera House and will run from 5:30-7pm.  Questions to be addressed can be submitted online here, until October 21st. We urge you to voice any concerns over the FishPass and attend the meeting if possible so we can all stay informed about the future of our precious fresh water resources.  Here is an article...

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