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Crappie on the fly. by Goyo P
Crappie on the fly., a photo by Goyo P on Flickr.

Fishing Report: Fly fishing on Devils Lake was a challenge in the wind on Sunday. I spent the first hour casting big Pike flies around all the hot spots. I didnt catch any Pike but I have to say that my new Rio sink tip fly line is the best line I’ve ever casted. It was recommened by the guys at Schultz Outfitters in Dexter, MI. Anyway, when I got tired of the wind I tucked myself into a calm cove and cast for Crappies. On this day they preferred a fast retrieve. Most of them took the fly as I was pulling my line out of the water getting ready to make the next cast. I’m not sure where I bought this fly? I think I bought it over 15 years ago at Gate’s Lodge on the AuSable. I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to imitate a rainbow trout fry. There are no trout in Devil’s Lake but dont tell the Crappie that. They still hit it pretty hard.