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Winter fishing, Nymph and Streamer Patterns, Plus Lake Fishing in Patagonia
 
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Any River... Anytime℠

January Newsletter 2016
Happy New Year to all of you. May your year be filled with big, mean steelhead, trout rising to dry flies and smallies smashing topwater!

As winter settles in this issue will try to educate you on winter fly fishing, how to dress and where to fish. We have also included a step by step of Rabbit Wiggle Nymph pattern by Ed McCoy.  As well as a link to Russ Maddin's Flash Monkey filmed by Mangled Fly Media.

Winter, especially ones like this, are very under fished. Most anglers put away rod and reels when they reach for rifle or shot gun. No crowds, hungry fish equals great times. Look into it further, you'll be pleasantly surprised.winter fly fishing

Also take a look at our speaking schedule. We always look forward to seeing our angler friends at these events. Please attend these informative presentations.

As we move into our slower months all of us at Hawkins Outfitters will be working hard, continuing to expand and improve the new website. Let us know if you are looking for things to be added to the site.

As we begin our 25th year in the guide business I'd like to personally thank all of you that use our services. All of the accolades, awards, recognition and lifestyle come because of you, our customer. Again thank you. We look forward to helping you achieve your fishing dreams on Any River…Anytime!

Hawk

 
Lake Fishing in Patagonia
 
I’ve been lucky enough to fly fish many lakes for trout in Patagonia. Lago Tromen, Fonck, Hess, and Rocca to name a few. All three species, Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout are available is these lakes in Patagonia. The trout, in spring and fall, are in the shallows hunting edibles to help them put on weight...... to read more click here
The Rabbit Wiggle Nymph is a nymph that should be in your fly box especially starting in January and carrying through the first part of April.  Movement is a great trigger for both Steelhead and Trout.  You can fish this pattern dead drift below an Indicator, or swing this fly in riffles or pocket water on a tight line.
Hawkins Outfitters guides are in the process of setting our winter speaking engagements. The ones in the books are outlined below.

February 3rd Chuck Hawkins will be tying at Bar Flies with Schultz Outfitters on February 3rd. Attend this evening fly tying class with Chuck and learn to tie the Nutcracker and Hat Trick flies. These are two important streamers in northern Michigan and have proved themselves around the world.

February 20th  Jon Ray will be speaking at the Orvis Store in Royal Oak.  Join Jon Ray for this fun and informative event

March 12/13 Chuck Hawkins will be a presenter at the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo again this year, 
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Flash Monkey
Mangled Fly brings you an in depth fly tying instructional with Russ Maddin.  Tying his new streamer pattern the Flash Monkey . Learn more than just how to tie this baitfish pattern, learn how Russ recommends you fish it as well.  Check it out.
Some images from 2016
Thanks again for your support. It would be greatly appreciated that those of you who have utilized our services take the time to review us on the Orvis website sometime this year. Go to this link and click on write a review. Orvis uses these reviews to determine the Orvis Endorsed Guide Service of the Year award. We won it in 2010 and it's time to win again!

Hawk
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