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Enshrined Waters- the magic tonic of woods cold springs and a ground-zero vision for brown trout
( The magnificent Oxbow bends of The hallowed Pere Marquette) When the Pere Marquette Railroad conductor snaked his fired-up locomotive past the tall pines and dense hardwoods of what was to someday be the Manistee Nation...
Letort Flashback- Somethings Never Change
( The Letort had a massive chemical/insecticide kill in the early 1980's from a watercress farm that wiped out 80% of its wild brown trout population.. It has a chemical spill last year that killed 280 wild brown trout or so.....
Things Pure and Sacred..A Rite of Spring to rejoice in: Opening Day of Trout Season -Tactical Hunting
( My 'ground zero' genetic prize: a crown German princess!- a true aristocratic beauty from its Black Forest generational blood line before her. Here 19 incher beast (check out the v-shaped crown red dot spotting) ta...
Interval Timing for Surface Feeding Big Brown Trout during a Hatch-A Right of Spring
( My personal best 20+ this spring on my CDC dry during the early black stonefly hatch on the Muskegon. This beauty taught me several new observations) My goal in this blog is to look at how conditions and...
Hard Times Linguine with Clams- as promised!
I fell in love with Pasta alle Vongole from two distinct food memeories. First as a boy growing up in Niagara Falls which had a massive New York Italian neighborhood influence. I used to play with my friends and remember their mom's making it that...
A Message to all our Gray Drake Family of Clients and Friends- stay safe and blessings everyone!
To Our Gray Drake Clients: Laurie and I sincerely hope that all of our valued clients and friends and families are staying well and weathering this unprecedented pandemic. For most of us it is a bit surreal to experience our daily lives altered i...
Next time you complain about wind!
( image by Jessica DeLorenzo- Tierra del Fuego) Click on Vimeo link for video https://venturingangler.com/2017/11/17/video-fly-fishing-for-brown-trout-in-the-surf-2/ The more we get to know Salmo trutta in...
Size does matter!...Selectivity/Nexus Blog (Pandemic Vol:II )
(This fat 18 inch nerve-racking surface feeding brownie gave me selectivity presentation fits for two consecutive days- CASE SOLVED AND CLOSED:yesterday afternoon 5:37 PM- who's next!) In my last birthday Facebook post I told you about the two frus...
The Early Black Stonefly Hatch-more tricky than you world think!
Early spring is all about loving those warm afternoons on a trout stream and looking for surface rising activity. As steelhead and rainbows are pounding gravel and procreating the greatest of all finicky predators: Salmo trutta/ browns are on a ne...
Gray Drake mayfly hatch is almost here!...come experience this amazing big brownie dry fly nirvana
25 years ago we named our lodge and outfitters Gray Drake Lodge for a reason. The Muskegon River has one of the most dense and long lasting gray drake mayfly hatches on the planet! Only the Pere Marquette and other nearby rivers sourcing from the...
Awesome last week at the Gray Drake!...some beasts of Steel!
Was an awesome last 9 days with my boys from Indianapolis Lansing Traverse City New York City and Chicago. The steelhead so far this March have been some massive beasts - probably the biggest I've seen in 9 years like the Chinooks last fall... Plus...
Black Stone game on!!!
I t's early black stonefly time! (Tainy's and Allocaps) Bio-drift has started on warm sunny afternoons and the exotic predators are chowing down!!. The double red banded buck steelhead are chomping nymphs along with resident browns and bows ( bellie...
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