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Monday, August 26, 2013


This blog is designed to entertain, educate, cause you to laugh or maybe just learn something. I appreciate all the support from around the world I have gotten. Its only been 4 months since I have started this blog and were averaging 3,000 visitors a month. THANK YOU.

Check out this trailer below. This film looks like it will be a good one.

Tight Lines!

Northern Gateway Anti-Pipeline Trailer

Does not matter East Coast or West Coast. Watch the video and absorb the message and pass it on!


Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke & The Roots Sing "Blurred Lines"

Thursday, August 22, 2013

April Vokey

She is just an awesome person!

Steelhead on the Swing

Nothing fancy here folks just good old fashion Steelhead action on the SWING. COME ON FALL HURRY I can't take it anymore! This video will cheer you up and make you feel good!

                                                                              My Ride this Winter!

Obama Protestor's Arrested

My Favorite Salmon Recipe

Now try this recipe:

1/3 cup of Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Water and Vegetable Oil (All equal Parts)

Coat fillets with Lemon Pepper, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper

Put it all in a Ziploc bag and let marinate for 2 hours.

Cook skin side up for 6-8 minutes per Side on the Grill.

You won’t be sorry.

Lets hope this little guy made it!

You never know what your going to see on the river?

Got Paper?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Salmon Crazy!

I spent the weekend up in the Manistee with my buddies Fred and Matt and boy we got some Big fish this year! I took 2 alone over 20 plus pounds. Way to go Freddie B and Matt I appreciate all your help this weekend. Its a team effort on the salmon game for sure. We had a blast out there on Lake Michigan and I can't wait to do it again.
Like I have said before give Freddie B Charter Service a call if your looking for some salmon action. Check out the FEESCH Porn below!


As Salmon season heats up and Steelhead on there way this Fall the combat fishing will begin. I came across this video and I like what this kid says. This is why I love the Winter Time. 
See his words and video below! 

 Mission of Film: 1) To show the fly fishing community what winter steelheading in the great lakes is all about. 2) To give hope to those who are currently fall combat fishing there... better times with less people are on the way! 3) Remind everyone that RWP did make a fly fishing short movie called "No Off-Season" which will be released on our website this December. Making the Film: I had a dream about this song and a sequence of some of our footage behind it. I woke up the next day and turned on my computer and put it together, more or less, just like my dream. This is my first go at editing a music video style project. Music : "When the Tigers Broke Free" by Pink Floyd.
Untitled from Lucas Carroll on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Steelhead that Special Fish!

A Special Video for a Special Fish. These guys did a nice job on this film. Some people get it when it comes to Steelhead and some people don't? If you don't than its your loss!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Drake Magazine 2013 Fly Fishing Film Awards Introduction

At the start of the 2013 Fly Fishing Film Awards in Las Vegas, The Drake Magazine got the ball rolling and wet the appetites of anglers by kicking things off with the video above. A very fine taste of the 2013 candidates. To check out more from The Drake please click here.

How to test a battery? This is Awesome!

How To Test a AA battery, Easiest Way For Any Battery Fast, Easy!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

When Trout is not an Option

When trout is not an option... from Jonas Törn on Vimeo.


What no catch and release?

Alaska Fishing On A Budget

If your ever wanting to go to Alaska and your on a budget. Get this book pictured below. The book is full of tips and tricks that will save you money, time and make your trip more successful. The book does not cater to fly fisherman or centerpinners, but it does cover on how to save lots of money. With travel tips that will help you big time. $13.50 on Amazon and I would recommend it for sure.

KING Salmon

Casting for King Salmon on the Manistee River with Bob Ison from Another Limit Guide Service. Give Bob a call today! Available dates are filling up fast and get in on the action.
I love this time of year for sure. I will be headed up this weekend myself on the Big Lake Trolling for some Kings! So stay tuned for the action as it unfolds!
                                                                              Bob Ison

                                                  Lori and Chris good customers of Bobs!

                                          Bob's boyzs! (Cody, Connor and Chase) Great job guys!

Fall Chrome on the Muskegon

Fall Swing from Capt. Steven Kuieck on Vimeo.

Wild Steelhead on the Skeena!

Derek Barber talks about Skeena Steelhead from Barbless Fly Media on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rajeff ACA Grand All Around Champion

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Rajeff ACA Grand All Around Champion

MOW Tips by RIO

I finally sprang for some new MOW tips. Steelhead beware this season. Tis the season for the SWING! 

The MOW series was created by Mike McCune, Scott O’Donnell and Ed Ward to be the most angler-friendly sink tips ever made. With them in your arsenal, you’ll be ready for almost every fishing situation you’re likely to encounter. Now you know where the name MOW comes from.

I paired this set up with a 13 foot 7 weight Ross Reach Rod and Ross Momentum Reel. Look for a review here on S&M  for the Reach Rod later. From what I can tell so far it will be a good report, the rod is amazing for the price.
Give them a try this season for your Spey Fishing Needs. 

    Rio Skagit MOW Tips Medium - Kit 2
    LengthGrain Weight for Skagit LinesDescriptionColor
    10’475 to 575 grains10’ floatingGreen
    10’475 to 575 grains7.5’ floating w/ 2.5’ T11Green/Black
    10’475 to 575 grains5’ floating w/ 5’ T11Green/Black
    10’475 to 575 grains2.5’ floating w/ 7.5’ T11Green/Black
    10’475 to 575 grains10’ T11Black/Green Loop
    10’475 to 575 grains12.5’ T11Black/Green Loop

Listen to the River

                                                                            Thanks Jerry!

Wow these guys are in shape!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Nice Salmon

My buddy Matt once again landed a nice Salmon while aboard Freddie B Charter Service out of Manistee. Fish weighed 27.55 on certified scales. By Michigan standards that's a nice fish!

That's the second Master Angler award for Matt this year. Way to go buddy!

Articulated Fish Spine

The Fish-Skull® Articulated Fish-Spine is an innovative system of interconnected, articulated shanks that combine to form a multi-jointed, “fish spine” upon which incredibly animate and realistic baitfish patterns can be tied.

The Fish-Spine was co-developed with Blane Chocklett who is one of the fly fishing industry’s most forward thinking and innovative fly tiers.   By daisy-chaining a series of articulated shanks, Blane conceived of a way to impart incredibly realistic action into baitfish patterns that has until now been impossible to achieve. Multi-jointed “swim flies” with ultra-real action!

* Four specially designed articulated shanks of varying lengths.
* Tapered effect creates life-like action.
* Stainless steel for saltwater flies.
 * Six Fish-Spines per pack (24 individual segments).

The Fish Skull/Flymen Fly Fishing Company Articulated Fi
sh Spines may well be one of the most significant fly tying/streamer tying materials to come along in many....many years!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Eric Steel: Kiss The Water

The documentary combines talking heads with dream like animation sequences (and only one piece of video footage of Boyd, right at the end of the film) to tell the almost fairytale like story of Boyd, who dressed like a man and lived alone in a remote cottage with no electricity, but whose flies became legendary amongst fisherman all over the world – even attracting the custom of Prince Charles (who declined to be interviewed for the film).

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                                                  Eric Steel: Kiss The Water | Features | Screen

Friday, August 9, 2013

Yes it's that time!



GOOD NEWS for our great Lakes

Sometimes some things go wrong so that we can grow strong. Sometimes some things go bad so that we can grow better.

Senate Bill Restores Funding to Great Lakes Programs

Programs to restore Lakes, halt sewage overflows receive boost, days after U.S. House budget recommends eviscerating programs

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (August 2, 2013) – The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a U.S. Senate funding bill, released yesterday, that restores funding to Great Lakes programs to pre-sequestration levels. The bill comes days after a House funding bill slashed core Great Lakes programs nearly 80 percent.

The draft funding bill from the Senate Interior-EPA subcommittee provides $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative—a 5 percent increase over current levels, which is around $285 million. The $300 million is what the Coalition has asked for and what 11 members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force requested in a letter to appropriators in the spring. The letter was signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Charles Schumer (D-N.Y), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).
The Senate bill also provides $1.45 billion to help communities fix old sewers through the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund.  This is an increase of $69.68 million—or 5 percent—over current levels of $1.37 billion.

The bill from the U.S. Senate contrasts starkly with funding proposed by U.S. House leadership. The House bill slashed funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $285 million to $60 million, a reduction of nearly 80 percent. The appropriations committee has since increased funding for the initiative to $210 million.

The House bill also cut more than 80 percent from the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund, from current levels of $1.37 billion to $250 million.

Reacting to the funding bill, Todd Ambs, campaign director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, said:

We applaud the U.S. Senate for putting forward a bill that recognizes the importance of the Great Lakes and supports programs that will help keep restoration efforts on track. We urge the full Senate to support funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million. Our restoration efforts are producing results, but there is more work to do. The re-emergence of toxic algal blooms, ongoing beach closings, state-wide fish consumption advisories, and legacy of toxic contamination are all reminders that the Great Lakes still desperately need our help. Cutting funding will only make problems worse and more expensive to solve.

“Over the last four years, Republicans and Democrats have united to restore the Great Lakes, and we remain committed to working with them to restore a resource that more than 30 million people depend on for their drinking water, jobs, health, and way of life.”

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition consists of 120 environmental, conservation, outdoor recreation organizations, zoos, aquariums and museums representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @healthylakes.

This is Fly

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This is Fly

Ohio Steelhead

Its no secret I travel to Ohio's Steelhead Alley. I when I get there I like to Fly Fish and Centerpin for some Chorme. I came across this nice video from the boyz at Ohio Steelhead Drifters. As Fall nears and the urge grows to pull on some fish enjoy the video! Good job guys.

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Salmon Crazy

My buddies Fred and Matt from Freddie B Charters are ripping it up on Lake Michigan today. Check out some photos of the nice FEESCH they are catching. Way to go! I wish I was on the water with you Boyz! Need a Salmon Fix? Check link out on recommended Guides and call Freddie B.

                                                                       15 lb Steelhead



Thursday, August 8, 2013


13 Habits of highly effective anglers

I have been following these guys for a few years now. They are the real deal and get it done out there in Alaska and B.C. Someday I will make it out to B.C. and land a 20 pound plus fish!

Click on the link read this article

You will be a better angler and you just might learn something along the way. Now is the time to get your gear out and check your lines. Tie some more flies, etc...

Brian Williams Raps Snoop Dogg (Jimmy Fallon)

Shout - Otis Day & The Knights (Animal House 1978)

Fall is coming!!!!! Steelhead and Salmon are coming! Big Bucks are going down! Be happy its only a matter of time! It makes me WANNA?

Low and Clear on iTunes

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Low and Clear on iTunes

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Umm Excuse me mam....Do you smoke?


Monster Snake

I do not know where these photos were taken or if the type of snake is correct? The email says it came from Florida? Regardless it still is impressive to see.
Don't tell me this snake can't swallow a full grown man? 

This is a Reticulated Python, native to Asia , but probably someone's pet that they
let go in the swamps to fend for itself when it got too big and dangerous for them to handle.

Video Hatch: “The Hunt for Steelhead part 4”

4th Video in a series. Anything Steelhead I love you know that? Check it out and enjoy!

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Video Hatch: “The Hunt for Steelhead part 4”

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Spey Fest

Get ready kids Spey Fest is coming! Will be a great time by all and make sure your there!

Spey Fest will be the 28th of September this year, (it is always the last Saturday in September), at Henning Park in Newaygo.

Presentations by:

Rick Whorwood, THCI from Ontario with a great program comparing the different styles of Spey Casting.
Gary Kalinka, Gary will focus on Long Belly, traditional casts, using 15'+ rods and 70'+ heads.
Pete Humphreys, will demonstrate fishing with Scandinavian shooting heads.
Kevin Feenstra, will speak on what he knows.....FISHING with two handed rods.
Rick Kustich, author of "Advanced Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead", will speak on Great Lakes Steelhead with two handed rods.
Manufacturers reps from:  Airflo, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Sage, Scott, Echo, Redington, .........all the toys will be there!

The Pig will be served around Noon.
The hours will be 9am-4pm or so.
The only charge is the Park Entrance, $5+ or -.

I look forward to seeing to seeing everyone there!

Video: The Way It Began

Short video on a lady who started out fly fishing to impress a guy. But finds out that the sport has so much more to offer than she realized. I thought this was a nice video to share with all the ladies out there. Be inspired and go fishing you won't be sorry.

Remember folks:

Sometimes the only blessing you need to count is your heartbeat. 

Make it a great day!

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Video: The Way It Began

Full Metal Jacket - Jelly Doughnut Scene

Good Morning World! Just in case your having a Jelly Doughnut this morning!

Sweet Brown - Original Report

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Custom Spey Case

Check out my new custom spey case I had made. This baby is sooo Sweet and very well made too!!!! It has custom embroidery, "In pursuit of the Gray Ghost"

Leather end caps with a cordura case. Sheep skin and velvet for the inside rod tube so the rod is safe and sound. Rounded off with a adjustable shoulder strap and storage pouch. email me if you want the contact info for the maker. You can have a $1,000 or more in a Spey Rod set up. Protect your investment and get one today.

The Evolution of an Angler

You may not agree with her. But its a compelling story for sure. A video worth watching.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hevi Beads

Whether you are fishing for Salmon, Trout, or Steelhead, the HEVI-BEADS™ System will get you results! This System was designed to give you more options than any other bead fishing system ever! By using our high quality beads you can create an entire line of professional quality, custom Lures, Flies, Jigs, Spinners, and even single or multiple bead rigs using Hackle, Feathers, Yarn, Flashings, etc..

I look forward to trying these out this season and passing on my review. From my reasearh these beads are the ticket. Really cool product give them a try this sseaon!

Variables with Kimi Werner

No this is not a Steelhead Video but there is a message in this piece that is so powerful. Please watch this 4 minute video and be reminded of our place and the environment we live in. We all have a role and a part in this world and were all connected in some way. Those of us in the outdoor lifestyle are blessed to know this. Many people who are not do not understand or share nor feel what we do! For this I feel sad for them, but I'm at peace with myself and my life.

I'm happy for the things God has provided for all of us to enjoy. Its our job and duty not to destroy it, but protect it! For this connection is food for the soul..

The Outdoor connection is where its at folks. We all really belong outside, not in!