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Spey

“Kris style”

Probably the last steelhead trip for Kris until fall 22’. Steelhead numbers have dropped significantly as the water has receded from a sustained period of high run-off. In the big picture this security from the high water and new regulations to reduce the spring harvest...

Worth the wait

The weather put the kibosh on every opportunity Kris had to fish during the month of February. Thankfully we were able to break the cycle and enjoy a nice day on the river today after a lengthy wait. The river remains low, cold, and clear...

High water continues

The Muskegon River remains high. No major precipitation is forecasted in the near term so the river will slowly fall over the next several days. Full sinking lines and weighted flies are pretty key on the two-handed rods. Larger flies nymphed on the soft seams...

December Sunshine

The December sunshine was welcomed after a cold last week. The weekend storm raised the river considerably; clarity is tough as you head downstream of Newaygo. Heavy sink tips and full sinking lines didn’t pose an issue for Kris as she was able to connect with...

Mental Health Day

Dr. Westhouse joined me today for a much needed day away from it all chasing steelhead. Despite being below freezing all day the light winds and gentle morning snow made for a perfect day. Winter weather has arrived in earnest and brought our river temperature down...

No Monday Blues

Great start to the week with new friends Josh (above) and Bill (lower). Though accomplished fisherman, today would be their first time swinging flies for steelhead. Usually buying a new gear is a jinx to success, but not today. Big thanks to Trent at Orvis...

Sweet rewards

Brad and his wife Amy joined me for the past few days to swing flies for steelhead. As the case has been the last several years they’ve been dealt some tough weather nearly every visit. Yesterday was no exception with very windy conditions and cold...

Teasing

Ol’man winter was surely teasing us today with gusty winds and driving snowflakes. Yes, it was chilly! Fortunately our steelhead have no idea as the river temperatures are still relatively warm at 47 degrees. Jim dresses for the weather and was rewarded with this fine hen...

Afternoon improvement

After having a few unplanned days off it was great to be back on the water with Kris today. The morning swing was anything but good for us today, but as the low-pressure system began to move closer to our area the steelhead seemed to...

Keep the faith

Kristine joined me today for another shot at fall chrome after early fall success in September. Nearing the end of the day with two terrific steelhead failing too make it to net in the morning it was a little hard to keep the faith. Opportunities...