Archive for the ‘Beaver Island’ Category

nice to have great friends

Monday, August 17th, 2015

A while ago Steve surprised me with a handful of my gobies. It must have been because I was complaining about using my last and was missing having a few in the box. That goby pattern is probably my go to fly when nothing else will work.

The goby is a great fly but an unpleasant tie, I almost refuse to tie them. Thanks to Steve I now have a few in the box and can hit the water with confidence.

Here is a link from last time I ran out of gobies.

Here is a link with tying directions, just in case someone enjoys frustration.

Thank You Steve!

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Hollis Bennett Photography

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Excellent photographer and all around good guy Hollis Bennett visited us on Beaver Island this summer. On day one I guided Hollis into his first couple Beaver Island carp. On day two Hollis put down the fly rod and picked-up his camera while Steve and I fished. The results were a couple carp in the net and a bunch of kick-ass shots.

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Michigan Out of Doors on Beaver Island

Monday, August 10th, 2015

This summer our very own Steve Martinez shot a show with Jordan Browne from Michigan Out of Doors. The show does a good job of showing what carp fishing on Beaver Island is like, with Steve doing a great job explaining just what is going on. I especially liked the shots of the clear water and very shallow fish.

A Tail of Two Tailers

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

During the recent outing with Lance and Lou from Outcast Anglers we got into two days of awesome trailers, as I mentioned a few posts back. On each day we had the chance to put a dozen to twenty casts on two different trailers that were just rooten’ away.

On both occasions I kept moving the boat closer, to the point that we could see exactly where the fly was settling in relation to the carp. Finally both carp jumped on the fly like it was the bast thing they had ever seen, but only when the fly was put within six inches exactly in front of their nose.

Both carp were dark and as I’ve mentioned (Carp Yin and Yang) in the past, dark carp are much less observant and your presentation has to be spot on. If a tailing carp simply keeps tailing after you’ve put the fly past, don’t even think for a minute that it’s not interested, it just hasn’t seen your fly. If a tailing fish sees your fly it will react, it may not eat but it will always stop tailing and will usually move toward the fly for a better look.

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