Schedule of Upcoming Fly Tying Events at the Shop

All classes will be held at the shop. Please RVSP if you want to attend one or more of the classed. You can do so by calling us at (231)652-5386, emailing us at [email protected], or on facebook at Muskegon River Fly Shop Facebook – Upcoming Events 

STEELHEAD FLIES WITH DREW ROSEMA – FRIDAY FEB 5 AT 7:30PM:

Once again this year we are happy to welcome one of the most dedicated and successful steelhead guides on the Muskegon (or anywhere else come to think of it) River, Drew Rosema, to host a fly tying demo here at the shop.

Drew currently guides for Feenstra Guide Service and spends most of his time fishing on the Muskegon, but to quote the guide service’s bio, “Drew is a talented guide with a remarkable amount of guiding experience in a variety of rivers – ranging from Michigan to Wyoming to Alaska.”

Come join us for a great demo! Drew’s steelhead fly patterns tend to be relatively simple to tie and incredibly fishy so they’re hard to beat! Come learn to tie some steelie patterns that are absolute killers and that aren’t all that complicated – they focus on one thing: catching fish, and the fact that the simplicity allows the tier to whip out a pile of ’em in less time than it takes to tie just one of many of today’s overly-complicated, overly-hyped “fancy” patterns that look impressive in the artistic sense but lack the ability to put fish to net.

PREDATOR FLIES WITH JON RAY – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH AT 7:30PM
“Captain Jon Ray has been fly-fishing for the past 23 years and has guided fly anglers in Michigan with Hawkins Outfitters for the past 12 years. Jon’s first love is chasing trout, steelhead, small-mouth bass and muskie with streamers. Guiding anglers with single or two-handed rods with a variety of techniques. The Upper & Lower Manistee, Bestie & the many miles of shoreline along Grand Traverse Bay are among his favorite hunts. Jon Ray brings all this experience to your fishing day with an enthusiasm that is contagious. Jon is totally focused on helping his clients land that trophy chrome steelhead or large wary brown trout of your dreams. His love for photography can be viewed at Mangled Fly, as he tries to capture the many memories that the river provides, also follow Jon Ray’s blog for additional video’s and photo’s. Jon Ray co-authored the DVD, Big Appetite Smallmouth”

For more info about Jon check out these links:

http://hawkinsoutfitters.com/about-us/guides/jon-ray/

http://hawkinsoutfitters.com/

http://mangledfly.com/

STEELHEAD FLIES WITH KEVIN FEENSTRA – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Kevin Feenstra
Owner, Feenstra Guide Service
Kevin started Feenstra Guide Service, LLC in 1997.
He is a full-time guide and has a passion for steelhead fishing.

Kevin grew up in Grandville, Michigan while spending a great deal of time fishing small streams, ponds, and lakes throughout West Michigan.
After graduating from Calvin College in 1995, he soon followed his passion and became a fishing guide. He has been guiding ever since.
He loves all kinds of fishing, but specializes in spey fishing for steelhead.
He also has a passion for nature and fishing photography.
He is a member of the national pro staff of Scott Fly Rod Company and Scientific Anglers.

BIG ARTICULATED STREAMERS FOR BIG TROUT WITH MATT BARTHELS – FRIDAY MARCH 11 AT 7:30PM

From schmidtoutfitters.com

“Matt was born and raised in Grand Rapids, but has always been drawn to northern Michigan. He has been fly fishing the Manistee River system since the age of 8, and has a deep appreciation for the Little Manistee.

Matt enjoys utilizing a wide variety of techniques to target both cold and warm water species. He has a passion for swinging flies for steelhead and streamer fishing for trout. He has a background as a fly fishing and fly tying instructor and enjoys working with anglers of all skill levels.”

Shop Hours starting May 4th

Starting today shop hours are from 9 AM till 4 PM Monday through Saturday closed on Sunday.
Door will be locked we will let one person in at time if you wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you.

USED RODS FOR SALE

We’ve got some great used fly rods in the shop right now and would much rather sell them to you guys than have to mess with ebay. Here’s what we have:

1. Sage Graphite II DS2 9’6″ 8wt – $179 SOLD

2. Sage Graphite III RPL+ 9’0″ 6wt – $179

3. Sage Graphite III RPL 9’0″ 6wt – $159

4. Sage Graphite III RPL 9’6″ 8wt – $179 

5. Sage Graphite II DS 9’0″ 6wt – $179

6. Sage Graphite II DS 9’0″ 7wt – $179

7. Scott A4 10’0″ 7wt – $199 SOLD

8. Scott S3S 9’0″ 10wt – $169 SOLD

9. Scott S4 8’6″ 5wt – $299 SOLD

10. Orvis Rocky Mountain Series 9’0″ 5wt – $149

11. G Loomis Premier Graphite Custom 8’6″ 5wt – $139

12. Mystic M-Series Spey 13’0″ 8wt – $325 SOLD

13. Mystic Tremor 9’3″ 7wt – $249 SOLD

If interested in any of these please call or email the shop

WINTER FLY THING CLASS SCHEDULE

1. Wednesday January 24, 7pm with Drew Rosema of FEENSTRA Guide Service

2. Thursday February 1, 7pm with Chris “Uber” Raines of Pere Marquette River Lodge & The Blue Bonefish in Belize.

3. Wednesday February 7, 7pm with Jon Ray & Ed McCoy of Hawkins Outfitters.

4. Wednesday February 21, 7pm with Matt Zudweg of Feenstra Guide Service & Boneyard Fly Gear.

5. Thursday March 6, 7pm with Devon Carr of Pere Marquette River Lodge.

CROTON DAM ISSUES

As posted on Facebook last week, the flow of our river was dropped down to a dangerous level of 800 cfs overnight. This was in undoubtedly enough to harm insect life and salmon and brown trout eggs that were exposed to the below zero temperatures when levels were at a point where the gravel they were in was no longer under water, as seen above.

This is the usgs of the drop;