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Alex Cerveniak

Alex Cerveniak is a fly fishing guide, writer, and photographer based in northern Michigan.  He is a former editor at MidCurrent and Hatches Magazine, and has contributed to various other outdoor publications including The Drake, where he writes the blog “Chuck and Duck.”  He can be reached through his Web site, Northern Michigan Fly Fishing.

Author Articles

Interview with Josh Greenberg

I had the opportunity to sit down and ask Josh Greenberg a few questions about fly fishing in northern Michigan, where he came from, Rusty Gates, fishing tactics, and his new book, Rivers of Sand: Fly Fishing Michigan & the Great Lakes Region (Lyons Press 2014).  Josh is the owner of Gates Au Sable Lodge in Grayling, Michigan.  “The Lodge,” or...

Review: "A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park"

FLY ANGLERS are blessed with a cornucopia of books on pretty much everything related to their sport.  Perhaps the most abundant genre of fly fishing literature is the destination guide,  showing anglers where, when and how to fish. Chances are good that you own one or two of these books, and the chances are also good that even if you've been lucky enough...

Graham Owen's Hollywood Flies

IT ISN'T UNCOMMON for fly tying fanatics to think about selling flies for extra money, but those who take that next step quickly realize that some fly patterns are too complicated to yield any profit. This is especially true of ultra-realistic flies, many of which can take hours — if not days — to tie. The other obstacle keeping realistic flies out of...

Prepping for the Season

Have you noticed? While the snow is slowly disappearing, the number of people fly fishing is at its annual low.  Even those of us  lucky enough to live near an unfrozen body of water aren't fishing through the winter with the same frequency or zeal that we did during the warmer months. But mass restlessness stirs beneath the surface.  It won't be long...