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Author:Tom Kuieck

“Excelsior!”

Not often that one hears Latin in a fishing boat, but when Dr.Bob Oster, his buddy Ron Barch, and guest Marty—a former professional trumpet player and music professor—would land a steelhead, Bob and Ron would blurt out, "Excelsior!" Pretty cool! To be sure, Muskegon River steelhead...

Pancakes Anyone?

Our RiverQuest customers treat us guides very well and regularly thank us with gratuities at day's end for which we are most grateful. Certainly, today was no exception with host Jeff S generously tipping me and his guest Jeff bestowing a unique thanks.  An ex-Marine,...

Recon Baptism

Today, Dr. Jeff, an accomplished fly fisherman, baptized one my new Orvis Recon 7 wt. fly rods that I had purchased for indicator fishing steelhead. No, he didn't baptize with water but better yet with multiple hookups and a couple of steelhead brought to hand...

First Timer

We RiverQuest guides love introducing people to fly fishing, so today it was my pleasure to put a fly rod in Ken's, which, I learned, was his first time casting with the long rod.  A quick learner, Ken soon was casting beautifully, and then, wham! ...

Never in Fourteen Years…

Have any of my fly fishing customers NOT wanted to savor my succulent, grilled, streamside prepared steak, chicken, or pork loin luncheons, complete with red checkered tablecloth—choosing instead to "Let's keep fishing!" That is, until today! Roger and his brother-in-law John, up from Florida to fish...

Laid Back and More

As soon as my guys settled into the boat this morning, Jeff said, "Tom, we're totally laid back today. Sure, we would like to hook some steelhead, but if we don't, no problem; it's a beautiful day, and we just want to soak it in!"...

Novice No More!

Pretty cool how quickly golfer and hockey player, Travis, my nephew-in-law, and his dear friend, Tom, took to the fly rods today,  Despite high river flows and gusty winds, the guys hooked and landed both steelhead and some very chunky rainbow and brown trout. Tom's...

Back in Business

Best fishing bud and fellow RiverQuest guide, Captain Don Graham, joined me for a shakedown cruise of my boat, which has endured sundry maladies this spring:  a worn out anchor winch (Thanks, Tracey, of Tracy's Custom River Boats for the new gear box and motor!)...

Finally!

It's been a challenge for Captain Don Graham and me to grab a "guides day out," but today we finally pulled it off. The Muskegon River received a nice push of steelhead over the last couple of weeks, and today they dished out some love...