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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! Our Friday fly this week is a personal favorite of mine, Kelly Galloup's Peanut Envy. As the name suggests, it was created as an ode to Russ Maddin's Circus Peanut. This is a fly that is easy to tie, uses materials you probably have and catches fish... what more could you ask for? With a large cone and some lead wraps up front this fly is great fold colder water when fish are more lethargic but still interested in a slower jigging retrieve.   Material List: Rear Hook: Daiichi 2461 #2 Tail: Strung Marabou  Flash: Lateral Scale...

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This week we have one of my absolute favorite trout flies called The Betsie. This wet fly only uses a few materials you might already have laying around to create a trout catching machine. A good friend showed me this fly several years ago and I've been using it ever sense to find Brook and Brown Trout. Fish it downstream and across like you would a soft hackle for the best results. I've also found fish willing to eat this in small streams where you can barely cast.  The snow is falling this weekend so grab some materials and hit...

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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.  Check out our latest article about layering for winter warmth here. 

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New Hooded sweatshirts and T-shirts have just arrived at the shop!

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We've got two fly tying tutorials for you this Friday and both feature a technique that blends feathers and flash, two things fish love. Grab some materials and get tying this weekend! The first fly we're featuring is the Complex Twist Bugger, a fly that showcases a killer way of twisting polar chenille and schlappen into a extremely durable body. The boys over at Fly Fish Food have generously shared their innovations with the world and we are seriously grateful. This version uses pearl braid as an under body rather than bugger chenille to keep bulk down. This fly can...

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