Entries by Chuck Hawkins

Steve Ladd

A Life Well Lived! Last Sunday morning Steve Ladd, longtime friend, client and world traveling angler passed away from a heart attack in the kitchen of our river house. In the last 25 years Steve and I fished together very often, some years as many as 50 days. Ladd was gruff and opinionated on the […]

Manistee River Steelhead Fishing

Manistee River steelhead fishing is some of the best steelhead fly fishing in the Great Lakes, maybe even the lower 48 states. Anglers from all over the country travel to Michigan for Manistee River steelhead fishing. The Manistee and other northwest lower Michigan rivers have steelhead in them from late September to well into May.

Fly Fishing lakes in Patagonia

Fly Fishing lakes in Patagonia Tips and Techniques I’ve been lucky enough to fly fish many lakes for trout in Patagonia. Lago Tromen, Fonck, Hess, and Rocca to name a few. All three species, Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout are available is these lakes in Patagonia. The trout, in spring and fall, are in the […]

DEQ confirms two new invasive species

The DEQ has announced that it has found two new invasive species in Michigan rivers. The Pere Marquette River near Ludington has New Zealand mud snails and the St Mary’s river has didymo. Read the announcement here. Both of these species are very harmful  to our rivers and the fish we pursue. To stop further spread […]

Nomad Anglers Grand Opening

Nomad Anglers is having a Grand Opening at their new store at 158 North Adams Road, Rochester Hills starting at 10:00 am. Chuck Hawkins will be there from 10 to 2:00 conducting fly tying demos. Stop by and say hi, have a beverage and check out the new store!

Happy Fourth of July!

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July everyone! Bugs are hatching and spinning all over. We have a few boats available next week, give us a call for the best dry fly fishing of the year. 231-228-7135

DNR changes tackle regs to reduce snagging

Hawkins Outfitters applauds the DNR for taking action to reduce snagging. Read below for more information. – http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1222098#.VYxoHOuFldV Hawk In an effort to crack down on illegal fish snagging, the Natural Resources Commission approved new fishing gear regulations this year for certain rivers in the state. The Department of Natural Resources says snagging has become an […]