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Steve Fraley, BBT
Co-owner & Guide

October 22, 2014

Short and sweet since I don’t have a lot of time today, but I do have a lot of time coming up that I’d seriously rather not have in the peak of the fall season! This Steelhead season is shaping up to be a great one and my current open days are October 23, 27, 28, 29 & 31 as well as November 1st thru the 4th & 13th all the way thru to the 26th…

Come join me! 1-231-745-3529

The only catch with me is that if you book a fly fishing trip we’ll be using actual flies on their own merit and if you book a hardware trip we’ll be using spinners or plugs. A combination of the two is just fine by me as well and about the only thing I won’t do is anything with beads here in Michigan or bait, not that there’s anything wrong with that… ;^)

We love fall fishing…

So far so good, I’ve had Steelhead on the line every time I’ve looked for them and on a number of days it was peak November type numbers with explosive chrome that we had a hard time hanging on to! Can’t guaranty that’ll always happen, but it’s been pretty fun thus far… I had a great time with my Dentist Ryan and his friend Brian getting our butts kicked by some serious silver (Silly numbers) and a few fresher Kings. Even managed to put a couple to hand…

Good times guys!

Luke and his dad Joe are new to the angling game for Steelhead, but we tangled with more than our fair share the other day and some valuable lessons were learned. Not your average trout eh Tom!?!

A Coho that Luke managed to hold on to! ;^)

The face of a warrior!

John R and I hit the water with Steve and Ryan from Barski yesterday for a short scouting float. Brought a few fly rods along, but wound up just pitching spinners and plugs along the way. Lots of action first thing in the morning with fish caught, fish fought, fish turned and fish lost! That morning action was followed by a slow spell and more action again at the end.

Good times!

Ryan with a nice Coho.

Mini ho...

Steve hangs on to one in the bottom of the 9th!

Gotta cut this short now and get off to an appointment… Keep in mind if you can make it, the BBT Fall River Cleanup date is Saturday the 25th of October. As always, everyone is welcome to attend even if it’s at the very last minute, but if you do know ahead of time please call the shop to give them a head count so that we can be better prepared for the appreciation party afterward! We will provide the car spots for boaters and Garbage bags for all as well…

Don’t forget to stop in Barski’s for some off the hook chow and say hi to my buddy Steve for me when in the greater Baldwin area!

Our shop hours are 7am – 6pm daily now… Our guides and the Motel still have some prime openings and the shop is full of inventory, so please stop by or give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions, provide updated river reports and help you with reservations.

Announcements/Destination Travel Info-

Argentina 2015

The dates are January 10 – 17, 2015…we are taking deposits ($1,000) now to hold your spot! Treat yourself to a trip of a lifetime! The package price per person based on double occupancy is US $3,450.00 and includes:
• Six full days guided fishing (with expert, local bilingual (Spanish-English) fly-fishing guide)
• All your lodging, meals and beverages (including beer & wine with meals)
• Transportation to and from the Airport in Bariloche

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Alaska 2015

SPECIAL BBT DEAL!!! $2,495 (or $2,995 which includes two fly-outs!!!) per person for a week of fishing in some of the best water in Alaska! Our BBT Alaska Dates are August 8 to 15, 2015. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the shop for details. It is an amazing trip!!!!

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