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Ed McCoy and Mike on Manistee
Ed McCoy and Mike on Manistee
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21"er
21"er
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24"er!
24"er!
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19"er
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Hooked!
Hooked!
PowellammonJune 23rd, 2014, 1:03 am
Price, Utah

Posts: 4
Spence, thanks for the post. Those are beautiful fish!!! Nice job!
Jacob Powell
http://www.bearcreekfishing.com/
WbranchJune 24th, 2014, 8:01 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2389
Wow! beautiful big browns.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PaulRobertsJuly 9th, 2014, 5:16 am
Colorado

Posts: 1774
Wonderful. (But I think you already said that.) Nice images, nice fish, nice thread.
OldredbarnJuly 9th, 2014, 1:47 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2585
Paul,

The nice thing for me, other than the company in the boat, was a chance to explore the Manistee on a stretch I hadn't seen before.

Ed,our guide, has a couple biology degrees and was once able to band raptors. He knows his birds. So, in between his info on how to help this vegetarian lose some weight, we birded.

I've been really lucky with the guides I've floated with over the years. It has helped, no doubt, that they are also friends, but an interesting personality running the boat makes the whole day more enjoyable.

I have had some great conversations in a float boat. Guys who love the river, the fish, and the environment where they work. Yea we catch fish and talk fishing, but the sky is the limit and I think the non fishing public would be surprised at the level and topics discussed.

Spencr
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
Pryal74July 11th, 2014, 4:40 pm
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 167
Wow! Those are some giants! GREAT WORK!
-James Pryal
Into The Wild Fly Fishing
OldredbarnJuly 12th, 2014, 12:36 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2585
Jim,

How the hell you been?! Haven't heard from you in awhile.

Had a guy, Phil Croff from Croff Craft near Petosky to our club to speak the other night. You should see his boat! He floats the Jordan and the Sturgeon in the middle of the night mousing. Incredible!

I only bring this up since he's further up north than my regular haunt in Grayling. Closer to the bridge and you in the UP. :)

Ever hear of Rivers Edge Fly Shop in Ontario? North shore tribs to Superior?

Good to hear from you.

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
GusJuly 17th, 2014, 6:52 pm
colorado

Posts: 59
Monsters!
"How do you help that son of a bitch?"

"By taking him fishing"

-A River Runs Through It

www.jsrods.com
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