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25 Inch Wild Brown Trout From Conewago Fly Fishers Private Water

This is 25 plus inch Wild Brown Trout Caught on a Dry Fly In April on the Private Water of The Conewago Fly Fishers. LOOKS LIKE A Brown From The MADISON --Doesn't IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Au Sable River in Michigan Under Attack from Private Hatchery

A few months ago I was called by a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. I was interviewed about my study with the late Dr. Black on Big Spring Creek that shut down the hatchery. They are using the study to help them. A private commercial hatchery is going to start operation that would dump the effluent directly into a branch of the Au Sable.which is one of the great trout streams in America. Here's the link to the Au Sable Anglers:

It's time fishermen and especially fly anglers take a stand on this idiocy. The Au Sable brings in millions and millions of dollars into Michigan. They will destroy it so some guy can try and make a few pennies (and he'll be lucky if he does that). Furthermore, the guy got a grant from the state...corporate wellfare at its best. Here's the Governor's telephone. Tell him that you and your friends will boycott coming to his state for fishing or anything else. This is the same governor, Snyder invvolved in the Flint Water fiasco. You want the permit pulled. You can read what the Au Sable Anglers are trying but money talks.


his address if you prefer to write:

Govenor Rick Snyder

P.O. Box 30013

Lansing, Michigan 48909


A Look At Bamboo Rod Tapers


Tom Smithwick



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The Grey Ghost

Wild Trout: Do Fly Fishermen Really Want Them?


Gene Macri

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How to Use Weight In Fly Fishing:

The Art and Science of It

How to Use Weight in Fly Fishing at

It's one of the great arguments in fly fishing....Using Weight! Many fly anglers will not use split shot, lead, or any form of weight and consider it unsporting. I should say that most of these fellows don't catch many fish (More)


Outdoor and Underwater Cameras for Fly Fishermen

Canon Underwater Camera from Outdoor and Underwater Cameras for Fly Fishermen at www.

I've watched fly anglers use their valuable cell phones for outdoor cameras and I must shake my head. I've also watched these phone cameras get dunked! I really don't (More)



The Fate of the Montana Grayling
George Wuerthner

Bighole Grayling from Montana at

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments on the proposed listing of the Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Following the status review, the Service will either publish a proposed rule to protect the Arctic grayling under the ESA, or a withdrawal from candidate status in the Federal Register by Sept. 30, 2014. This may be the final step in the long drawn (more)



Spinner Fishing: The Imago Stage of the Mayfly

Mayfly Spinner (Imago Stage) from Spinner Fishing at


Why Fly Anglers Buy The Wrong Fly Rod

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 Modern Fly Line An Examination


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Ed Shenk's The Letort Hopper

The Letort Hopper is one of the deadliest flies ever invented yet I see few fly anglers ever using it even on spring creeks.  Why?  I don't really know (more

Letort Hopper from Ed Shenk's Letort Hopper at

Booking for Private Waters as Well as Pennsylvania Spring Creeks

Allen Kessel with a Wild Brown from the Conewago Creek at

The Hare's Ear G.R. Wet Fly

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Fly Fishing Debauchery!

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Catching Big Trout

Here are some basic guide lines for catching Big Trout in Your Area

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Private Waters An Objective Look

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Wet Flies For Trout: The Ones You Should Carry

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