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Author:Tom Kuieck

“Peace, Pace, Perspective”

Some years ago, I happened to notice on former Pastor Lou Lotz's appointment book three capital letters jotted into each days entry: PPP. Dr. Lotz explained that each morning, he made it a habit to jot down PPP—a reminder to himself to work that day...

Can’t Be Singing the Blues…

Certainly the 2014 Chinook salmon run so far is less than what we had hoped for and less that what we have historically experienced, but as Steve's recent posts note, with persistence, patience, and lots of searching, good fly fishing sport can be had.   Today,...

Straight on and Strive for Tone

Yesterday, on one last guides'-day-out before our fall salmon and steelhead bookings beckon, fellow RiverQuest guide Don Graham and I heeded the musicians’ mantra and gave the Muskegon River’s smallmouth our best shot.  Smallie fly fishing has been terrific lately so we set out with...

Backyard Bass

  [caption id="attachment_9192" align="alignnone" width="700"] Ryan's consolation for the big one that busted him off.[/caption] Jen Ripple in her "Fish Chick" column of our monthly RiverQuest Charters/Muskegon River Lodge Newsletter, challenges us to fish our fly rods on waters close to home and not just on trips...

Family First

What better way to build on an already terrific relationship with your son-in-law than to take him fly fishing?  And so it was for Andy, an experienced fisherman, but new to fly fishing for steelhead.  Ron, his father-in-law and experienced fly fisher as well as...

Reunion on the River

Whenever my former Jenison Public Schools boss and superintendent past, Dave Dresslar, and the current superintendent, Tom TenBrink, float the Muskegon River with me, the day is sure to be filled lots a laughs and memories galore. Today was no exception with each of us...

Brothers’ Day Out

Long-time customer and friend Jeff introduced his younger brother John to fly fishing for steelhead today, and what great time we all had. Double digit hookups, multiple fish brought to hand, but most of all some great brother-to-brother bonding.  Although Jeff and John have hunted...

First Timers

Here's a plan: get married and take your new Father-in-Law on a fly fishing float trip.  Both Joe and Dave, the father-in-law, were new to fly rodding for steelhead, but both lit it up.  Despite dirty, high flows (though the MO is dropping daily), the...