Saltwater Electric Chicken

Sometimes I wish the flies tied were actually live critters and this is certainly one is one of them I'd like to see in the wild.  The Electric Chicken refers to a bright pink and chartreuse plastic color pattern that is used to attract panfish but it also works in stained water for Redfish.  Whether …

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Gear Review: Ross Evolution R Reel

Whenever I tie a fly, build or buy a rod or reel, examine a fly line, etc. there are three questions I ask myself; Will it help me catch more fish, is it a hassle-free product that is fun to use, and is it a good value. Those are my criteria from the tiniest tippet …

Hendrickson Parachute

The Hendricksons appear, or should start appearing, around Michigan's trout opener on what I consider my "home waters"; the AuSable. It's quite an event to behold and even on the coldest of spring days, it hints at the warmth to come. The Hendricksons are the first of the handful of signature hatches that happen along …

The Kwan

If you're sitting inside with a blanket of snow and the absence of degrees on the thermometer, it's hard not to think warm thoughts.  I took things a step further and began tying up some saltwater patterns for a late winter redfish trip to Florida's panhandle.  The three critters that make up a redfish diet …