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Beer & Beaver Tales

Rituals

January 23, 2016

Twice a year for the past 20, I grow a beard.  At least I attempt to grow something that could be considered the beginning of a beard.  I call it my steelhead beard and I usually start around September 1st for our fall season on the Great Lakes and February 1st for the spring season. It’s a ritual […]

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Opinions

January 22, 2016

Should the upper Grand River be open to a year-round fishery?  It’s a question we anglers have been asking ourselves for years.  There are two camps here: the “Protect spawning fish” group and the “There’s not enough natural reproduction to worry about it” group.  I will always endorse the protection of spawning fish and if […]

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flies for thought

January 21, 2016

Fly tiers will tell you that that there are two types of flies; those that catch fisherman and those that catch fish.  If I was pressed for my top ten patterns to get me through the year it would be as follows but in no order. 1/ The Pheasant Tail.  Because it’s easy as heck […]

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GROF Product Review: The Hardy Lightweights

January 17, 2016

Hardy has been a manufacturer of quality fishing rods and reels for well over a century and although the company has gone through its share of challenges, decade after decade, they continue to innovate and compete in the category.  Innovation and improvement is a good thing but change for the sake of change can become […]

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Late Season Steelhead Opportunities…

January 6, 2016

It’s not every year that we get the chance to fish for Great Lakes Steelhead in fair condition this late in the season. The long range forecast is looking very favorable for the next two weeks or as far as we can see on all of the weather sites available. If at this point, you […]

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