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Matching Baitfish: Patterns and Techniques for Great Lakes Steelhead and Lake Run Browns

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Indispensable information for anglers on how to effectively imitate baitfish that the premier game fish of the Great Lakes feed on. Includes many key tactics, as well as detailed fly tying recipes. 500 Color photos; 8.5X11 inches, 256 pgs.

One of the country’s top guides and fly tiers covers how to effectively imitate the baitfish that the premier game fish of the Great Lakes feed on. Stunning photographs of the baitfish underwater, in their habitat, complement the detailed information on presenting the fly and other key tactics. Matching Baitfish includes guide tips for reading the water, strategies for swinging flies, and 20 guide flies and detailed recipes. Indispensable information for anglers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, as well as Ontario, Canada.


Kevin Feenstra
 is a full-time fly fishing guide with a passion for steelhead. He grew up fishing streams, ponds, and lakes throughout West Michigan. After fishing many Midwest rivers, Kevin found his calling on the Muskegon River. For more than twenty years, Kevin has shared his love of fly fishing as a guide on the Mighty Muskegon. He loves all kinds of fishing, but specializes in Spey fishing for steelhead. Kevin has spent countless hours on the river studying the baitfish, insects, and wildlife of his home water. He also has a passion for nature photography and is a member of the national pro staff of Scott Fly Rod Company. Kevin resides in Newaygo, Michigan with his family.