I spend last Wednesday with friends Paul Drewry and Jim Schramm fishing for steelhead in the Scottville area on the PM River. Paul picked up one fish first thing in the morning and we didn’t have another bite until late afternoon. Perfect weather, great companionship but though fishing.
Many people into fly fishing know Jim and his wife Dorothy, Jim is president of the Great Lakes Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers and Dorothy founded Flygirls. It was special for me to spend a day fishing with Jim, for decades both Dorothy and Jim have dedicated themselves to protecting and enhancing the sport of fly fishing!
We got the steelhead on an experimental streamer… I have been incorporating concepts from Dr. Colin Kageyama’s book What Fish See: Understanding optic and color shifts for designing lures and flies. More on this after I spend more time tying and field testing.