Film Fest & Fly Tying Season

February 10th, 2015

It is winter here in the Upper Peninsula as you can see from the image below, limited fly fishing opportunities exist as most of our streams our pretty locked up.  As winters go we are having a fairly normal season, snow totals are a bit lower than expected and temps a bit lower on average as well.  We are in much better shape w ice cover on Lake Superior as well as rivers at this point of the winter compared to last year.  Lots of winter left so it is hard to predict anything for the upcoming fishing season at this point.

A big shout out to everyone from across the UP region & beyond who took part in the 1st showing of the Fly Fishing Film Tour this past saturday night in Marquette.  A near sell out crowd in attendance made for a great event, Thomas Theatres plans on making this an annual event- so thanks for your support!  If you missed this, there is a showing of the Film Tour in Sault Ste.Marie, MI on Feb 22 at 5pm.  The Fly Fishing Film Tour is brought to Sault Ste. Marie thanks to the Sault Area Foundation for Education, SOO Area Sportsman Club and Reel North LLC. Proceeds from this event will benefit Kids Fishing Pond & SOO Area Sportsman Club as well as the LSSU Fisheries and Wildlife Club!  Tickets ($12) are available in advance online and locally through members of the LSSU Fisheries and Wildlife Club. For tickets please contact Addie Dutton at 231-357-7018. Tickets ($15) will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Looking to up your Steelhead game?  Check out our friend Kevin’s new video on streamer fishing for Steelhead, this film includes information on how to properly present flies as well as tie productive patterns.  A well put together video that will surely help you catch more fish!  Here is a short trailer of the film & full length video can be purchased here.

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