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Author:Tom Kuieck

“I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail…”

[caption id="attachment_8206" align="alignnone" width="452"] Son Arioch's Day Two Silver[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8207" align="alignnone" width="447"] Not to be Outdone, Dad Peter Holds His Silver Prize[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8208" align="alignnone" width="443"] Releasing Peter's Hen Steelhead[/caption] No, the title of this post is not a reference to our toothless Tigers, who once again...

Partial Redemption

First, an especially prized trout: Peter's 22 inch resident brown trout, which slammed his steelhead orange nuke egg.  Peter's largest brown ever, this fish is one to be remembered. Congrats, Peter! Now the rest of the story...

Hoosiers on the MO

[caption id="attachment_8178" align="alignnone" width="392"] Olin Jr's Hefty Chromer[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8179" align="alignnone" width="387"] Here's Dad with His First Fly Rod and Fly Chinook[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8180" align="alignnone" width="381"] Yours Truly Setting Olin Jr.'s Steelhead Free[/caption] Even though, Olin from Fort Wayne, Indiana kept checking his phone to see how his...

Misty MO

[caption id="attachment_8156" align="alignnone" width="415"] Scott's with his MO steelhead[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8157" align="alignnone" width="409"] October sunrise on the MO.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8160" align="alignnone" width="414"] Mark with a MO King[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8162" align="alignnone" width="410"] Streamside lunch for the two couples[/caption] Early mornings on the Muskegon River these last few days have been...

Steelhead: “Yup and Nope”

So here was a first:  three demonstration casts—well maybe five or six- and three steelhead on!  First one screamed down river, leaped and busted off. Second one rocketed downstream, then charged the boat, only to shoot under the anchor rope before I could raise the...

Boyd, Oh, Boyd!

Early light on the Muskegon River as Boyd fly fishes for salmon with first-timer Jim, who below holds the  first fly-caught fish of his life. Little did Boyd or Jim know, though, that after lunch a 26 lb. behemoth would suck in Boyd's nuke egg.  We...

Amazing Grace

[caption id="attachment_8065" align="alignnone" width="300"] Tom's arm cried "Mercy!" on this King.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8066" align="alignnone" width="300"] At 17 lbs., this was the smallest Chinook Tom met today.[/caption] Given the prodigious scope of the Chinook salmon run on the Muskegon River and the extraordinary size of the four year...

Grandpa & Grandson Good Times

[caption id="attachment_8051" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dan's 22 lb. hen.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8052" align="alignnone" width="300"] "Take that Grandpa! 23 lbs.![/caption] Love the family float trips! Jonathon and Grandfather Dan, first-time salmon fly fishermen both, joined me on the Muskegon River for some Michigan Chinook salmon fly fishing.  With one of...