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Troutnut.com User Jmd123 (Jonathon M. DeNike)

Real NameJonathon M. DeNike
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LocationOscoda, MI
Biography & ThoughtsBegan fly fishing for trout in 1985 in the Maple River in northern lower Michigan, and warmwater fly fishing the very next year in my home town lake (Sylvan Glen, Troy, MI). I began tying my own flies in 1990 and have never fished with a fly I did not tie myself ever since. Native Michigander, born, raised, educated (BS botany, U of M; MS entomology, MSU), and living here until further notice. Currently living in Oscoda, on the edge of the Huron National Forest and ten minutes walk from the lower Au Sable River. I have also lived, and fly fished, in Missouri, Oregon, Georgia, and Texas. My favorite fly fishing is with dry flies for trout, panfish, and bass, and also streamer fishing for the same. I created a pattern of my own, called the "Killer Bass Fly", with which I have caught the two largest bass of my life on ANY tackle, amongst thousands of other warmwater species. I personally think if you are limiting your fly fishing only to trout, you are truly missing out on some serious fun. I also believe in fishing primarily local waters, relying on your own skills and experience, and spending as little on tackle and equipment as necessary (I don't make a lot of money and I have lots of other hobbies - see below).

I am a field biologist and environmental consultant by trade. My specialties are botany, entomology, wetlands, stream ecology, threatened and endangered species, herpetology, fisheries, and habitat mapping and evaluation. Other hobby interests include amateur astronomy, forest ecology, kayaking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, aquarium keeping, geology, snorkeling, shooting, and military history. I have a strong conservation ethic and I am a compulsive recycler. I am a lover of all animals and I currently have one calico cat. I am a vegetarian cook. And I am a bachelor by choice!
Forum SignatureNo matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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Latest Posts By Jmd123

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: A few warm water species from a pond behind the house.
In Fishing Reports by Michimike
1Jun 19, 2022
by Jmd123
Not much biting...but here's a pretty one!
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Jun 18, 2022
by Michimike
Jonathon is looking for a new job & here's an example
In General Discussion by Jmd123
3Jun 18, 2022
by Adirman
Re: Ramapo River, NJ
In Fishing Reports by Adirman
5Jun 18, 2022
by Adirman
Re: Surgeries...
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
5Jun 8, 2022
by Martinlf
Re: Fishing with My Nephew: Eighth Annual Trip
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
1May 31, 2022
by Jmd123
Re: Fish Report : Holy Waters
In Fishing Reports by Brian314
4May 31, 2022
by Brian314
Re: Hendricksons
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
12May 31, 2022
by Jmd123
Re: Where are the fishing stories? Rough weather conditions?
In General Discussion by Jmd123
7May 23, 2022
by Wbranch
Re: Sheets Red Quill
In General Discussion by Brian314
13May 21, 2022
by Willy
Re: SOMETHING'S biting, finally!
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
5May 11, 2022
by Partsman
Re: Current Conditions
In General Discussion by Falsifly
5Apr 9, 2022
by Martinlf
Re: STILL no steelhead...but the brownies were biting!
(1 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
7Apr 2, 2022
by Jmd123
Re: It’s still winter in the great upnorth
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
4Mar 29, 2022
by Jmd123
Re: I'm back
In General Discussion by Wbranch
6Mar 4, 2022
by Oldredbarn
Re: Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a happy New year.
In General Discussion by Partsman
2Dec 24, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: Lamprey Fly Patterns
In General Discussion by GWT
2Dec 7, 2021
by Partsman
Re: Stream ecology: 50 years ago this was just an OPEN DITCH
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
2Nov 25, 2021
by Jmd123
Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
In General Discussion by Partsman
2Nov 24, 2021
by Jmd123
Re: Website error message??
In Beginner Help by Soosam
8Nov 11, 2021
by Soosam
Happy Veterans Day to all fellow Troutnuts who served!
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
2Nov 11, 2021
by Martinlf
"Comfort fishing"...a.k.a. the hometown lake
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
0
A crisp October day with fall colors & something a bit more substantial
(1 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Oct 23, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: Pteronarcys dorsata
In Pteronarcys dorsata Stonefly Nymph by Wiflyfisher
2Oct 21, 2021
by Troutnut
Re: Found some fishies to throw flies at, & get my 5-wt bent good too!
(1 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
5Oct 21, 2021
by Martinlf
Most Recent Posts
Re: Epeorus slbertae spinner
In Female Epeorus albertae Mayfly Spinner by Physhnjimmi (Taxon replied)
Re: Ramapo River, NJ
In Fishing Reports by Adirman
Re: Jonathon is looking for a new job & here's an example
In General Discussion by Jmd123 (Adirman replied)
Re: A few warm water species from a pond behind the house.
In Fishing Reports by Michimike (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Not much biting...but here's a pretty one!
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Michimike replied)
Re: Surgeries...
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Martinlf replied)