We’re Talkin About Practice, Man. Practice.

This original blog entry appeared in the "Kayak Fish the Great Lakes" Educational section in the Fall of 2017.    They say practice makes perfect but they’re wrong. According to Vince Lombardi, perfect practices makes perfect. All-too-often we don’t fish with a purpose and that is the only thing stopping us from becoming a better …

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Hendrickson Klinkhammer (Emerger)

A few weeks ago I tied up a parachute dun pattern for the inevitable Hendrickson hatch this Spring.  To keep with consistency, I figured on tying up a Hendrickson Mayfly in a  very effective "Klinkhammer" emerger pattern.  For beginners, the most difficult part of the fly would be to build a strong post but other …

Fly Tying 101 at Orvis – Royal Oak

If you're in the metro Detroit area and are at all interested in fly fishing, take the first step and join us for Fly Tying 101 at the Orvis Royal Oak store on Saturday February 17th from 10am to Noon! The cost is free but please call the store at (248) 542-5700 to reserve your …

The Jon Secad-dis

One of my favorite methods of fly fishing is taking trout on a swung wet fly.  The down-and-across cast and letting the current take your line, leader, and fly is easy and you can feel the tug.  And two years ago when I was reading an article on how caddis emergers were overlooked suddenly sent …