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Troutnut.com User Dano (Dan Jennings)

Real NameDan Jennings
LocationVanderbilt, Michigan
Biography & ThoughtsI consider the lower Little Manistee River to be my "home stream". Other waters frequently fished are the Au Sable, Boardman River, Jordan River, upper Big Manistee, Pere Marquette, and the Pigeon River.

My basic thoughts on angling are that whatever method one uses, they are still a part of the angling fraternity and I consider them "brothers". I do own spinning equipment and often spin, especially in the early season. Personally, I draw the line with bait. Like my approach to fly fishing (KISS), my spinning approach is the same, Rapalas, Rooster Tails, Panther Martins, and a few Mepps are all that occupy my tackle box.

I do practice catch and release but not to the extent where I preach it nor is it practiced 100% of the time. At most, I'll harvest less than a half dozen per season. On average I'll catch nearly a couple hundred trout a season; my conscience is very clear.

I view angling as a time for quiet contemplantion in commune with what nature has to offer and am of the very firm belief that the archer is far more important than the arrow. For the most part, my flies consist of what now have become "the classics" and my main referance is the Index of Orvis Fly Patterns with both Supplements. I do experiment some with my own designs and have incorporated a few of them in my regular arsonel. Not being a practioner of "Zen" I have, however, developed over the years a Zen like state once I'm streamside. I know without a doubt where the trout are and approach them accordingly (last season I was skunked only once, the first time in over 5 years).

If there was but one piece of advice that I would pass along to a neophyte angler it would be to know your quarry and that presentation of the lure is paramount....
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Latest Posts By Dano

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1Mar 18, 2008
by Dano
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by Sayfu
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In Fly Tying by JAD
7Feb 20, 2008
by JAD
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In General Discussion by Murphlax34
49Feb 19, 2008
by Dano
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In Fly Tying by LenH
10Feb 19, 2008
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8Feb 17, 2008
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In the Photography Board by Softhackle
6Feb 9, 2008
by AftonAngler
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In Fly Tying by Fishingguru
3Feb 8, 2008
by Dano
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25Feb 8, 2008
by Troutguide
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In General Discussion by Falsifly
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32Jan 27, 2008
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4Jan 27, 2008
by LenH
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In Fly Tying by Blueliner
16Jan 27, 2008
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In General Discussion by BGrnFlyfish
4Jan 24, 2008
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15Jan 17, 2008
by Wbranch
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In General Discussion by CaseyP
18Jan 16, 2008
by Flybinder
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2Jan 16, 2008
by Taxon
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In Fly Tying by Wolve
1Jan 10, 2008
by Dano
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In General Discussion by LenH
5Jan 9, 2008
by Kroil
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In General Discussion by LenH
8Jan 9, 2008
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