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About Jon Ray
Captain Jon Ray has been fly-fishing for the past 23 years and has guided fly anglers in Michigan with Hawkins Outfitters for the past 12 years. Jon’s first love is chasing trout, steelhead, small-mouth bass and muskie with streamers. Jon guides anglers with single or two-handed rods with a variety of techniques. He is an expert angler, employing his skills of observation to fly fishing and thinking “out of the box”, creating new, innovative methods to catch fish
The Upper & Lower Manistee, Betsie & the many miles of shoreline along Grand Traverse Bay are among his favorite hunts.
Jon Ray brings all this experience to your fishing day with an enthusiasm that is contagious. Jon is totally focused on helping his clients land that trophy chrome steelhead or large wary brown trout of their dreams. His love for photography can be viewed at Mangled Fly, as he tries to capture the many memories that the river provides. Follow Mangled Fly’s blog for additional video’s and photo’s. Jon Ray is a nationally published photographer and also co-authored the DVD, Big Appetite Smallmouth.
Entries by Jon Ray
Photo by Jon Ray see more of his images at Mangled Fly A photo posted by Mangledfly (@mangledfly) on Dec 5, 2015 at 4:55am PST
New Manistee River Trout fishing report has just been updated. Nymphs and Streamers are on the menu. As low angling pressure and beautiful fall colors, make for a great day on the water. Brown trout have start to spawn, so please let them be if you come across an active spawning bed. Let them spawn […]
8 Hot Topics about Lake Michigan and the Chinook salmon. The DNR answers some of the latest questions. Why are Chinook populations so low, down 75% in Lake Michigan? DNR Link
Smallmouth & Pike along the Manistee continue to chew on different types of baitfish patterns. New report is up. Salmon continue to trickle in, hunting them with big streamers is the only way right now. As numbers are low. But to escape the crowds plenty of open smallmouth water still to play around in. Pere […]
Black Damsels seem to get very little attention from Michigan anglers. But when they fly gets too close to the surface of the water. Brown trout and brook trout love this easy meal. With water levels up, and some big fish close to shore hunting. The Black Damsel is getting noticed. Also this fly has […]
What do you throw before the hatch this week, I would suggest you throw a stonefly pattern. With a little bit of high water in the area with all the rain. Your going to need a big profile to grab attention. With water temps coming back on the rise after the weekends cold front, stoneflies […]
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