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Swinging Flies Tag

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...

Not exactly, but happy

Tranquil weather has not been the theme lately, at least for any length of time. Yesterday was truly a rare day with decent temperatures and calm winds. Together this made for a pretty enjoyable day on the river. The river dropped pretty significantly yesterday. The day...

Grinding

I can’t exactly explain the fishing over the last three days. It’s been a tough swing, plain and simple. The fish have been willing, but shy. Very short grabs/quick grabs have been the theme swinging flies. The river is very clear and almost down to...

When the stars align

Swing flies for steelhead hasn’t been easy the last day or two as the Muskegon River rose again from the recent rains. Thankfully the river fell slightly today and the overall mood of the steelhead was much improved. Tim (pictured above) took his first Spey casting...

Still transitioning

Last weeks warm weather has slowed our turn toward fall. The overall mood of the trout, smallmouth, and salmon has been off all week. Thankfully the trout were moderately accommodating yesterday before the big winds kicked up. The water temperature on the Muskegon is on...