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Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2012, 10:36 PM
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Posted By fire8702
First Time!

So I finally got out on the river for the first time. I took a class in northern Michigan. We fished on the Manistee River. It was incredible. I learned so much and the fishing was awesome! We...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By fire8702
Re: Books and authors.

I also enjoyed Gierach's Death, Taxes, And Leaky Waders! I am now reading his Standing In A River Waving A Stick. Gierach has written a few books and all seem to have good reviews.

Bryan
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,014
Posted By fire8702
Re: Wading Jacket

Thanks everyone, good info!
Bryan
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,014
Posted By fire8702
Wading Jacket

Does anybody have a good recommendation for a wading jacket? I am looking for a jacket that is not too expensive, but is quality jacket. Thanks!
Bryan
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By fire8702
Re: Entomology

Thanks for all the suggestions!
Bryan
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By fire8702
Entomology

Does anyone have a good entomology book or website that they use? I know there are several out there (books). I was wondering which one's you liked the best?
Bryan
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By fire8702
Re: Michigan Flies

I knew my question was kind of broad when I asked. There are so many patterns it is easy to get lost. I am going to fish mostly the West side from the Rogue in GR, the PM to the Manistee and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By fire8702
Michigan Flies

I was hoping to get some suggestions on which flies to get. I am in Michigan and will be mostly fishing for trout, and steelhead. What kind and average size are used for wets, dries and nymphs? I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By fire8702
How Did You Start

Hello Everyone,
As I have said in the few posts I have posted I am new to this sport and I am trying to learn all that I can. I have got all my info from books, talking to guys at the fly shop and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,590
Posted By fire8702
Vest, Lanyard or Chest Pack?

Hi guys,
What do you like to use, a vest, neck lanyard or a chest pack? I have a vest but have been looking to do something different. Good idea or no? I know it is personal preference, but what...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By fire8702
Re: Newbie Questions

I am from the Holland Grand Rapids area.
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By fire8702
Newbie Questions

I posted a while a go about taking a class to learn how to fly fish. I plan on taking one this spring/summer. Does anyone know of a good place to go in Michigan. I have contacted a few with mixed...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,447
Posted By fire8702
Re: Fishing Classes

Thanks for the help guys. I didn't mean to start a debate about Orvis. I did get that everyone feels that it is a good idea to take a class. The closest club to me is Grand River Fly Tyers maybe I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,447
Posted By fire8702
Fishing Classes

I was wondering what everyone thinks about taking a class on flyfishing? I am new and trying to figure out everything from here and reading books makes things a little confusing. I live in michigan...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-27-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By fire8702
Re: What Size Rod

I would be fishing the Upper and Lower Pen. of Michigan. (I live in west Mi.) I have been going for trout and bass with a 5/6 wt rod. Like I said I am new to everything and am still learning so...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-26-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By fire8702
What Size Rod

Hi,

This is my first post, I am new to this game and was wondering what size rod to get for steelhead? Do I go with an 8 or 9? Does any one have suggestions of a good rod for a beginner. I don't...
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