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Swinging Flies Tag

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...

Feels Like

Finally felt like steelhead weather today on the Muskegon River. Cold northerly winds ran the river valley today making for some tricky casting at times for Brian and Tom. We had to work for our opportunities today swinging flies as the water climbed slightly in...

St. Louis Success

Terrific group for the last three days from St. Louis. Due to COVID and a few other factors this trip was nearly 2.5 years in the making. Super glad we were able to make this trip happen, and especially thankful for some well earned steelhead...

September Steelhead

September Steelhead are often hard to come by on the Muskegon River. Patience and a little bit of luck always help. Kris fishes with me often and has been working on her two-handed game over the last year both for trout, smallmouth bass, and of...

Some days

Some days fishing is easy, some days it‘s just a reward to be able to be out on the water! Today was definitely the latter of the two types of days. Gorgeous sunny skies provided a beautiful back drop for todays fly fishing trip with...

78 years young

Tony and his daughter Kristen joined me the last two days to swing flies on the Muskegon River. I’ve fished with Tony a number of times over the years and each have been memorable. Certainly some years have featured numbers of steelhead, big fish, or...

Seasonable

It certainly felt seasonable today on the Muskegon River today swinging flies. The temperature hovered around 40 degrees most of the day, only about 35 degrees cooler than the past 5 days. I’m not gonna lie, I was cold. Thankfully our fall steelhead were happier today...

Tough swinging

Last couple days swinging flies with the Stewart group has made for enjoyable days on the river but tough overall steelhead fishing. We’re finding fish, but man they’re not coming easily! Hopefully tomorrows cloud cover will make up for tough conditions while they enjoy their...