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Swinging Flies Tag

Christmas Wishes

Great to be back on the river today after a snowy cold weather pattern the majority of last week. Joining me today was Nick, our fishing manager from the Grand Rapids Orvis Store. Conditions were nearly perfect today with low skies average river flow. The...

Something new

Long-time guest and friend Jeff Leininger joined me today to try his had at swinging flies on the Muskegon River. Jeff has fished many seasons with us but never during our two-handed fall/winter season. Today would be something new. As a fly fisherman Jeff took...

Great Finish

It was a cold, raw day on the Muskegon River swinging flies for steelhead. Honestly, pretty much as you’d expect by Thanksgiving. Long-time guest Peter and his new son-in law Mike joined me today. Fishing hasn’t been easy the last few days coupled with wind...

Crazy Day

Crazy day swinging flies on the Muskegon River today. I certainly won’t blame the odd demeanor of our steelhead today on them personally! When your living room suddenly reduces space by 50% it likely would cause you to behave a little oddly too! (See pic...

Success is earned

Swinging flies the last couple days has been anything but easy for my boat. Good numbers of steelhead are around, but finding player fish has been challenging. Persistence is key and success is definitely earned. A decent shot of rain is forecasted tomorrow and more “weather”...

30 degree swing

Yesterday David, Kim, and Bill were chasing Albacore in NC with steady temperatures in the middle 70's. Today the guys arrived in Michigan at the Muskegon River Lodge with steady temperatures in the low forties to swing flies for fall steelhead. That's a 30 degree...

Swings

It’s funny how things go swinging flies for steelhead. The past few days on the Muskegon River has lived up to the reputation of earned success in the world of steelhead. Today things started much better today with a couple quick fish, but quickly turned...

Very November

It was a raw November day on the Muskegon today swinging for fall steelhead. Like yesterday the fishing pressure remained high. By afternoon many folks felt the call of warm dry cabins leaving things much more manageable. Pictured is Sock with a fantastic buck steelhead...

DC meets Muskegon

Adam travelled in from DC to escape the hustle and bustle of the East coast and the demands of corporate life. Swinging flies and stripping streamers is always therapeutic to life's demands. Though fishing wasn't as friendly as Muskegon River is known for, it did...