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 …

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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 …

An Attractive Prince

The Prince Nymph and it's variations have been around for years.  The standard is one of those flies that don't imitate anything in particular other than something that appears to be trout chow.  Instead of peacock herl, I used tinsel which ensures this fly is going to get down to where the nymphs are without …