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 …

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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 …