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In Topic: September Flies From the Vise

16 September 2019 - 10:26 AM

Flytire's stuck in a rat ... rut!  Stuck in a rut.  wink.png

I'd have to say a little ratty too!

In Topic: 100 miles on Beaver Creek Alaska

13 September 2019 - 11:16 AM

Michigan Grayling Initiative 2019
The Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, announced a proposed initiative in June 2016 that aims to bring back an extirpated species to the state Arctic Grayling. The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative seeks to establish self-sustaining populations of Arctic Grayling throughout its historical range in Michigan. The initiative now has more than 45 partners collaborating on the reintroduction.

When can I expect to see Arctic Grayling in Michigan streams?

Partners of the Initiative plan to source eggs from Alaska in 2019, but developing a healthy stock of eggs that are suitable for Michigan's waters will take approximately three years.

Tentatively, eggs will be placed in in-stream Remote Site Incubators beginning in 2022. From then it will take three to four years before Grayling reach reproductive maturity.

In Topic: Fall salmon run in Valdez, Alaska (Slamin' Salmon)

10 September 2019 - 10:44 PM

Nice fish.

In Topic: Write the recipe

09 September 2019 - 09:23 PM

Not really happy with this first effort:
Dumbells back too far from eyes
Gill band too thick
Hook size/proportions wrong, but its all I had 
Overall too busy of a tie
With macular degeneration I have trouble with tying these days - let alone take a picture
Open for critism

Thanks Doug.
This fly was a challenge for me as I'm sure you can attest.
That said I think yours looks good and it's up to the task.
Since you are using dumbell eyes I would put the belly on top and the over wing on the bottom.
I catch myself doing the same thing from time to time.
Mine is open for critism as well.

In Topic: Trout swallowed hook

09 September 2019 - 11:59 AM

Matt Allen