Sunday, June 23, 2013
I have known Jon Kestner since he was at the Troutsman in Traverse City but had not been able to hang out with him since he was one of the guides in Alaska when I was there a couple summers back. Jon has been on the fishing scene and a guide in northern Michigan for three decades, so when I got the call I was all about getting up there to chase some fish around and lerna few things. After getting off work on Friday I hit the road and arrived at Jon's house south of the bay under a super moon. We hung out and had a couple beers before turning in for the night. We were not too worried about getting an early start since the forecast looked like there would be some gnarly storms coming early and then a window late morning through the afternoon. I did my best to sleep knowing it would be a long day on the bay chasing smallies.
About the time that we settled in close to shore to grill up lunch the cloud cover mostly burned off and it really turned in to a beautiful day. We had an expertly grilled lunch of chicken, broccoli, nd garlic bread before geting back after it.
'Jon's Guide Service' website or shoot him an email at kestnerflyishing.com to book it up. Smallies, trout, salmon, steelhead...you can't go wrong!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The other benefit of the Canon 7D body is that it shoots video in full HD, so the option to produce more video step by steps is now on the table. I plan to put a few up here and there as well as put together a collection of them on DVD at some point, perhaps by this winter. With that being the case I will need to know what people really want to see so if you have a pattern you think is a must reply to this post and let me know. If I choose your fly for the first video then I will tie a few of it up as I am getting ready to shoot the video and send them off to you. What could be easier!?!?
Here are a few shots I took with the 100mm the last few days:
I hope to hear from some of you with your fly suggestion for coming video step bystep!