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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

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Re: How's everyone's time on the river going
In General Discussion by David82nd
6May 26, 2017
by Roguerat
Re: Trump is trying to eliminate a major source of fisheries research and education funding
In Site Updates by Troutnut
2May 26, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: Altering patterns
In Fly Tying by David82nd
3May 25, 2017
by David82nd
Re: Public apology
In General Discussion by Wbranch
7May 25, 2017
by David82nd
Re: Trump administration attacks on trout streams
In Site Updates by Troutnut
26May 25, 2017
by David82nd
Re: Introduction
In Beginner Help by David82nd
6May 24, 2017
by Wbranch
Re: The Delaware
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
4May 24, 2017
by Martinlf
Re: Spring finally found its way up here to the north country
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
5May 22, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: Kogotus / Rickera and Isoperla mormona pictures
In the Photography Board by Millcreek
4May 9, 2017
by Millcreek
Re: Grannoms and Blue Quills
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
11Apr 24, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: My beginning in fly tying
In Fly Tying by Slocum
5Apr 24, 2017
by David82nd
Re: kreinik braid
In General Discussion by Flytyerinpa
16Apr 4, 2017
by Planettrout
Re: WHERE IS THAT STONE BRIDGE?
In Toughannock Creek by KIngoThings
4Apr 3, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: Need help with identification
In the Identify This! Board by Troutal
15Mar 29, 2017
by Crepuscular
Re: Maine Brook Trout
In General Discussion by Wbranch
12Mar 26, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: Midwest Fly Fishing Expo 2017
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In the Photography Board by Oldredbarn
6Mar 13, 2017
by Oldredbarn
Re: Spring Dry Fly Season
In Fishing Reports by Crepuscular
11Mar 7, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: gray drake patterns
In Female Siphlonurus quebecensis Mayfly Dun by Gutcutter
6Feb 19, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: Link: What I wish I knew about fly fishing when I started
In Site Updates by Troutnut
19Feb 14, 2017
by David82nd
Re: Argia and Enallagma nymphs
In the Identify This! Board by Millcreek
5Feb 7, 2017
by Oldredbarn
Re: Sinking Tip
In Gear Talk by Mcflyangler
5Jan 29, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: Sage Rod ID
In the Photography Board by Jebatty
2Jan 26, 2017
by Jmd123
Re: Sage Rod ID
In Beginner Help by Jebatty
12Jan 26, 2017
by Wbranch
Re: Trip to the San Juan (part 1)
In General Discussion by Mcflyangler
23Jan 26, 2017
by Iasgair
Re: Long-time reader, never-time poster? Start here!
In General Discussion by Troutnut
321Jan 24, 2017
by Iasgair
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Re: Little Juniata, Huntington County May 22 - noon May 24
In Fishing Reports by Wbranch (Partsman replied)
Re: Public apology
In General Discussion by Wbranch (David82nd replied)
Re: How's everyone's time on the river going
In General Discussion by David82nd (Roguerat replied)
Re: Trump administration attacks on trout streams
In Site Updates by Troutnut (David82nd replied)
Re: Trump is trying to eliminate a major source of fisheries research and education funding
In Site Updates by Troutnut (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Altering patterns
In Fly Tying by David82nd
Re: Link: What I wish I knew about fly fishing when I started
In Site Updates by Troutnut (David82nd replied)
Re: A site worth staying with.
In General Discussion by PESCATORE (David82nd replied)
Re: The Delaware
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
Re: Introduction
In Beginner Help by David82nd (Wbranch replied)