Help us save the Menominee River!

Aquila Resources Inc., a Canadian mining company, wants to develop a metallic sulfide mine on Michigan’s shoreline of the Menominee River.  The edge of the open pit/underground mine would be within 100 feet of the river.  This poses numerous risks to the river, Lake Michigan, and the surrounding environment. I’m working with Kathleen Heideman at the Upper Peninsula Environment Coalition (UPEC) (www.upenvironment.org) and Ron Henriksen of the Front 40 Group (www.menomineeriver.com) to raise funds to pay for a technical review of the mining company’s Wetland Permit application. We are planning on having an technical review of the mining company’s Wetlands…

Welcome Gavin Marquart to the Tight Lines Guide Staff

Tight Lines is excited to welcome the newest member to our guide staff Gavin Marquart.  We look forward to many years of good times at camp with this you man.   GAVIN MARQUART   Gavin grew up in the Green Bay area chasing any warm water species willing to eat a fly. He spent his undergrad at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse where much of his time went to chasing inland trout in the Driftless region. In the fall his attention shifts to huge flies and rigid rods in hopes of a boat side musky ambush. His passion for…

April Inland Fishing Report

April Inland Report:   We could not have possibly had better trout fishing weather this winter and early spring. The generally mild temps have lent to some great opportunities in Central WI and in the Driftless Area. Central- The streamer fishing has been ranging from good to excellent on any given day. Try darker patterns on overcast days and something yellow or white when the sun is out. Don’t be afraid to go big if you’re looking for a larger fish. A stocky sculpin pattern will produce some pretty shocking results if you commit to fishing it. The potential for…

Autographed Copies of John Gierach’s New Book!

These just arrived to the shop and they will only be around for a few days! John Gierahttp: “the voice of the common angler” (The Wall Street Journal) and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. John Gierach is known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. He travels to remote fishing locations where the airport…

Spey Daze Has Arrived!

Get Yours Today! $34.95 This is the trailer for the upcoming film Spey Daze. It was shot over the course of two and a half years in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and various parts of Ontario. Though largely a film about the pursuit of Steelhead on the swung fly, the film also focuses on the past, present and current issues the Great Lakes are experiencing, how these issues effect the fishery and how they might affect the Steelhead populations that call the Great Lakes home. The dvd is a 2 disc set featuring over 4 hours of content.…