Northern Michigan has been the grounds of great and lasting development in fly design. Check out some of the classics, such as Griffith’s Gnat and the Strawman Nymph.
Brian Richter of The Nature Conservancy and University of Virginia writes about the high cost of free water, and why a price restraint might be necessary in the future: “It’s really painful to pay more for anything these days, but when it causes us to use less it can help everyone get through a shortage.”
Improving on the Rapala knot, Lefty Kreh developed the non-slip loop. Perfect for streamer fishing and better drifts. This is certainly a knot to add to your repertoire. Marc Fauvet offers a diagram and instructions on his blog, The Limp Cobra.