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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: Big Deep Blue Lake
In Beginner Help by Baron
7Jul 17, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Phantom Crane Fly MI
In General Discussion by Brian314
3Jul 12, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Time for some light-hearted Advice
In Fly Tying by Baron
6Jun 29, 2019
by Baron
Joan Marie DeNike, 1933-2019
In General Discussion by Jmd123
3Jun 22, 2019
by Iasgair
Re: Pursuing Golden Trout with my Wife
In Site Updates by Troutnut
4Jun 19, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Pictures and specimens from my 2018 Montana trip
In Site Updates by Troutnut
7Jun 18, 2019
by Wbranch
Re: finally got out.
In General Discussion by Partsman
9May 21, 2019
by BonFireBob
Re: Site's back online!!
In General Discussion by Troutnut
2May 9, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Fly fishing for the first time.
In General Discussion by Mlatimer
5May 9, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Success with the Rainbows - Bennett Springs Missouri
In Fishing Reports by Gt2003
6May 9, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: To Many Flys
In General Discussion by Flytyerinpa
11Apr 17, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Early Season NE Stonefly patterns
In Fly Tying by Vtbrowns57
4Apr 2, 2019
by Crepuscular
Re: Bead head or not???
In Beginner Help by Gt2003
4Mar 19, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Where are they now?
In Gear Talk by Wbranch
6Mar 18, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Sinking line reccomendation for Stillwater fishing
In Gear Talk by EasyPeasy
12Mar 13, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: How do you guys time your hooksets?
In General Discussion by Partsman
13Mar 12, 2019
by Martinlf
Re: Fly Box Redesign
In General Discussion by Wesjohns8
12Mar 12, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Some Fly Boxes
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In the Photography Board by Wbranch
3Mar 11, 2019
by Wbranch
Re: Is Cortland less popular now?
In Gear Talk by Gt2003
6Mar 7, 2019
by Gt2003
Re: ...Don't Judge...Bennett Springs in April
In Beginner Help by Gt2003
1Mar 7, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Rod/line weight for bass?
In Gear Talk by Gt2003
8Mar 6, 2019
by Wbranch
Re: Selecting a reel
In Beginner Help by AllanM83
13Feb 21, 2019
by Tony99
Re: Surgery
In General Discussion by Wbranch
13Feb 21, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: I need help with some reels
In Gear Talk by Jeremyhuske
3Feb 6, 2019
by Jmd123
Re: Early dry patterns
In General Discussion by Partsman
10Feb 4, 2019
by TNEAL
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