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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: The Blackfoot River and the North Fork of the Blackfoot
(1 more)

In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
6Jul 29, 2021
by Wbranch
Re: Montana: Rock Creek and the Ruby River
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
3Jul 29, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: Mayfly ID
In the Identify This! Board by JSY
13Jul 22, 2021
by Jmd123
Re: Missouri River
In Fishing Reports by Wbranch
12Jul 21, 2021
by Wbranch
Re: Sad news from February about Creno (Dave Ruiter)
In General Discussion by Troutnut
3Jul 6, 2021
by Jmd123
Re: A smorgasbord for our finned friends.
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
2Jun 24, 2021
by Jmd123
East meets West Part 2
(8 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Jun 22, 2021
by Partsman
East meets West..."Two boatrides, a trip to the Moon, an Iridium flare, and a free jar full!"
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Jun 22, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: Montana Bound
In General Discussion by Wbranch
5Jun 15, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: Need hatch info for southern Indiana - is this even available?
In the Identify This! Board by Jmd123
7Jun 14, 2021
by Taxon
Re: How did you start fly fishing?
In General Discussion by Summer_doug
10Jun 11, 2021
by Adirman
Indiana stream survey, Phase II
(8 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Jun 2, 2021
by Partsman
Re: Low water trouting
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
5Jun 2, 2021
by Partsman
Test to see if this works!
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Jun 1, 2021
by Roguerat
Re: Knocking the Rust Off
In Fishing Reports by Summer_doug
4May 13, 2021
by Martinlf
Re: Gila Trout near Silver City NM
(3 more)

In the Photography Board by JJTrout
5May 6, 2021
by Summer_doug
Re: Jonathan, are you okay?
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
3Apr 26, 2021
by Partsman
Re: Hennies
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
7Apr 22, 2021
by Adirman
Re: SUPER Realistic Flies!!
In Fly Tying by Adirman
1Apr 2, 2021
by Jmd123
Re: Help with Early Spring Stoneflies
In the Identify This! Board by Wiflyfisher
13Mar 30, 2021
by Taxon
Re: Fly Fishing for Bass
In Gear Talk by Grayson
7Mar 30, 2021
by Jmd123
Re: First time out this year
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
5Mar 8, 2021
by Jmd123
A few more pics from the big project
(12 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
2Mar 2, 2021
by Partsman
My latest work project: fish & bugs
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
1Mar 2, 2021
by Red_green_h
My latest work project, and this is only part 1
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
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Most Recent Posts
Re: Montana: The Missouri
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf (Wbranch replied)
Re: The Blackfoot River and the North Fork of the Blackfoot
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf (Wbranch replied)
Re: Rod and reel suggestion?
In Gear Talk by 87North (OliverJames replied)
Re: Montana: Nelson's Spring Creek
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
Re: Hardy reels for 1&4 wt TXL
In Gear Talk by MFFR (Red_green_h replied)
Re: Valles Caldera: East fork Jemez River and San Antonio Creek
In Fishing Reports by Red_green_h (Martinlf replied)
Texas Gulf Coast set up
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h
Re: Montana: Backwoods
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
Re: Montana: Rock Creek and the Ruby River
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
Montana: The Yellowstone River
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf