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 …

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Lefty’s Deceiver

The Lefty's Deceiver was one of those flies that, when I first saw it, I wondered if it would catch fish. I thought the same thing about the Clouser Minnow, too. Both quickly dissolved the skepticism. The Deceiver is one of those flies that has great action fished slow, jerked and paused, and dead drifted. …

Nicholl’s Four Course Streamer

I came up with the idea for this streamer because I wanted something that be jigged with tail action or when ripped quick, it would have a natural swimming motion.  In other terms, I'm lazy and didn't want to tie and re-tie a different streamer every time I wanted a different action.  On the fall …