View Full Version : Muskegon River Fly Patterns
03-04-2008, 03:54 PM
Hi all, this is my first post on this site. "Capt" reccomended it to me from another forum.
I just started fly-fishing last summer. Fished a Drake hatch with my high school biology teacher and, about $2500 later, I'm here.
My question is: What are your favorite Muskegon River dry fly patterns? Or, more specifically, your favorite early season patterns? Anyone have any luck with Midges or BWO's in March or April? What patterns work best for these hatches?
Any help or any talk about the Mighty Mo is welcome and appreciated.
Deus Ex Machina
03-04-2008, 04:18 PM
Welcome aboard, Duke! This is a great site with alot of knowledgeable folks.
03-05-2008, 03:56 AM
By early season do you mean early spring? If that is what you mean then I would consider chasing steelhead and wait until later on for the Trout. You will still get a lot of Trout while chasing steelhead. Once the steelhead start to dwindel off then streamers are the ticket for large resident Trout. Especially on cloudy or rainy days. Like Deus said soft hackles are great as well. After that I have no idea as summer steelhead are beginning to show up here and resident Trout are the last thing on my mind...
A friend of mine whom guides on the Mo year round has a hatch chart for the Mo up on his site with the proper sizes to match the hatch. It can be found here: http://www.bettsguideservice.com/muskegon-river.html
Welcome to the site and be sure to check out the Pere Marquette Rivers wonderful Trout fishing as well. Just stop in the fly shop at BBT in Baldwin and they will be happy to help you out with some patterns for what is hot at that time...
03-06-2008, 12:50 AM
I have a dry that I fish on the Muskegon, I call my "Muskegon River Planter Fly"
Real simple, size 12 dry fly hook, just a touch or red fibers for a tail, tie in a single peacock hurl and wrap it for a body, just a touch of white calf tail for visability, the finish it off with light brown or gray hackle.
Only takes a second to tie and I have the best luck with it.:)
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