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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: PA Trout Season
In General Discussion by Wbranch
3Apr 7, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: Selecting a reel
In Beginner Help by AllanM83
26Apr 4, 2020
by Gene_PA
Re: Shelter in Place
In General Discussion by Wbranch
5Apr 3, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: The Coppler Creek canyon - some nice pics from last fall to help you survive the Apocalypse
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
4Apr 3, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: My wild & crazy Flordia trip part 3: hotel room and other fun stuff
(10 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
3Apr 2, 2020
by Jmd123
Re: I hope all of you doing well!
In General Discussion by Partsman
4Apr 2, 2020
by Jmd123
Re: Personal Best Largemouth
In the Photography Board by Summer_doug
7Mar 17, 2020
by Summer_doug
Re: My wild and crazy trip to Florida & back while the world went crazy in my "absence"
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
2Mar 17, 2020
by Jmd123
My wild and crazy trip to Florida & back, part 2: fly fishing & bottom bouncing
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Mar 16, 2020
by Martinlf
Re: FINALLY heading to Florida!
(5 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
8Mar 15, 2020
by Jmd123
Re: Back online at home, and a Florida Keys trip copming up!
In General Discussion by Jmd123
12Feb 7, 2020
by Jmd123
Re: Little Manistee
In Fishing Reports by Summer_doug
13Feb 7, 2020
by Troutnut
Re: Salmon smolt
In the Photography Board by Wbranch
11Feb 7, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: This One is for Matt
In the Photography Board by Oldredbarn
7Feb 4, 2020
by Wbranch
Re: Delaware River Club Throwback
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
4Feb 4, 2020
by Jmd123
Re: Merry Christmas Troutnuts
In General Discussion by Martinlf
3Dec 21, 2019
by Wbranch
Re: Rio Puerco, Northern New Mexico
In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h
9Dec 3, 2019
by Martinlf
Re: Thankful
In General Discussion by Martinlf
4Nov 27, 2019
by Strmanglr
Re: Stonefly?
In the Identify This! Board by Pdcox
10Nov 20, 2019
by Taxon
Re: Cold weather fly fishing
In Beginner Help by Red_green_h
22Oct 14, 2019
by Red_green_h
My (new) place and its environs
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
2Oct 10, 2019
by Martinlf
Re: Fly fishing etiquette
In General Discussion by Red_green_h
6Sep 16, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: This appears to be Dixa sp.
In Dixa True Fly Larva by Creno
1Aug 8, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: The boys were back in town, Chapter 4 part II
(6 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
2Aug 8, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: The boys were back in town, Chapter 4: new digs, new waters, new fish!
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
8Aug 8, 2019
by Jmd123
Most Recent Posts
Re: PA Trout Season
In General Discussion by Wbranch
Montana Western March Brown Dun
In the Photography Board by Leskorcala
Bitterroot river April mayfly nymph ?
In the Identify This! Board by Leskorcala
Re: Selecting a reel
In Beginner Help by AllanM83 (Gene_PA replied)
Re: Shelter in Place
In General Discussion by Wbranch
Re: The Coppler Creek canyon - some nice pics from last fall to help you survive the Apocalypse
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Wbranch replied)
Re: My wild & crazy Flordia trip part 3: hotel room and other fun stuff
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
Re: I hope all of you doing well!
In General Discussion by Partsman (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Hyrnia operation
In General Discussion by Hunter1
Re: Thunder Creek flies
In Fly Tying by Dbinmt (Wbranch replied)