Tag Archives: Fly Fishing

Christmas on the Fly: gifts for the fly angler on your list

By Howard Meyerson Fly fishing videographer Robert Thompson made a quite a splash last spring when his production, “The River,” premiered at the Rialto Theater in Grayling on the opening weekend of Michigan’s trout season. The circa-1930 movie house filled … Continue reading

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Northern Michigan fishing guide builds big boats for small rivers

By Howard Meyerson INDIAN RIVER, MI — While enjoying breakfast at a north woods restaurant just after dawn, Phil Croff noticed some men in the parking lot ogling his boat. They got out of their truck and made a bee-line … Continue reading

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Regulations proposed to bring back Michigan’s coaster brook trout

By Howard Meyerson It will take a while, but in a decade or so, anglers once again may be able to fish for coaster brook trout along Michigan’s Lake Superior shoreline and tributaries. State fisheries managers are embarking on a … Continue reading

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Tiny flies and trophy brook trout at Brookhaven Lake

  By Howard Meyerson FARWELL, MI — The lure of big brook trout always hooks me. It’s rare I turn down an opportunity to fish them. So, when Jeff Johnson called and invited me to fish at Brookhaven Lake, his private … Continue reading

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Spring fishing in Michigan: High stream flows may affect young trout

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s trout fishing season opened April 26 on more than 1,400 rivers and streams. Add nearly 200 others open year-round, and by any account, there is a lot of water to explore. Personally, I am ready. It’s … Continue reading

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Michigan fishing guide spotlighted on World Fishing Network

Frank Willetts had it good in the automotive industry, at least good by standards that most seem to value. The Commerce Township native had the big house, the family  and stature of  running a plant in Mexico. His life was … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Film Tour returns with another great lineup

By Howard Meyerson One thing that can be said about fly fishing, despite the changes in gear, clothing and tackle over the last few decades, is it often becomes a passion for those who learn its charms. Where it once … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Outdoor Show Season Gets Underway With Attractions for Many Different Interests

By Howard Meyerson Whether fishing the open waters of Lake Michigan for salmon, the scenic Au Sable River for brown trout, or a hidden inland lake for bass, Lucian Gizel prefers to go by kayak. The 52-year-old industrial engineer, from … Continue reading

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Bamboo fly rod builder: Wes Cooper honored with MSU heritage award

By Howard Meyerson FREMONT, MI – In the quiet of his basement workshop, Wes Cooper has been keeping a 90-year-old Michigan tradition alive – that of hand-building bamboo fly rods in an era dominated by mass-produced fishing poles. Cooper is … Continue reading

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Michigan trout fishing lodges full of character, history

By Howard Meyerson LOVELLS, MI — Maybe you are looking for something new, a different way to enjoy the trout fishing season that opened Saturday. Michigan trout fishing history is rich with stories of bygone days, back when lumbering was … Continue reading

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