Photography of Kevin Feenstra

Kevin Feenstra is a fly fishing guide in Michigan. He is the owner of Feenstra Guide Service. If you don’t already follow Kevin on Instagram, you really should! He has some beautiful photos to share. You can find him on Instagram @kevinfeenstra
I have selected some of Kevin’s photos below, but there are so many that are good, I couldn’t include as many as I wanted. Enjoy!

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Joe Fox ties a Catskill style Red Quill

NOTE: I’ve had the honor of tying flies for Dette Trout Flies and Joe is a pleasure to work with. It’s awesome to be able to tie for a fly shop with so much history surrounding it.

Joe Fox of Dette Trout Flies in Roscoe, NY, demonstrates how he ties a classic Catskill style Red Quill dry fly.

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Dubbin’ Sculpin – Hackles & Wings

Simon Johansson of Hackles & Wings, ties the Dubbin’ Sculpin. Simon explains,”An easy sculpin pattern with a lot of movement, hook point riding up, and a real nice belly.”




-Thread: Nanosilk 50D White
-Hook: Gamakatsu F314
-Belly: Ripple Ice Fiber, UV Pearl
-Back, Hackle: Rabbit Zonker Strip, Purple
-Eyes: Double Pupil Eyes, Chartreuse
-Head: Monster Dub, Black

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Werthers Midge

Patrick Sessoms of Due South Outfitters showing off his “Werthers Midge” which resembles a dead scud. Super good pattern on the tailwaters in Tennessee and in the local streams around Boone, NC.

Materials Needed:

10.0 Vevus thread, any color
Small amber Round Rib
Allen N205 Size 18
2 mm copper tungsten bead

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ARF Articulated Sculpin – Al Ritt

Al Ritt ties up his ARF Articulated Sculpin.

Materials list:

Hook: Daiichi 2451 sz 2 through 4
Articulated Shank: 55mm through 35mm
Flymen Fishing Company Sculpin Helmet: Large or Small – Brown
Tail: Marabou, Black Barred Tan (tied on hook) supported by several wraps of Brown Saddle Hackle
Butt: Marabou, Black Barred Tan supported by several wraps of Brown Saddle Hackle
Body: Laser Dub, Tan underneath, alternating bands of Brown and Dark Tan on top
Flash: Krinkle Mirror Flash, Root Beer
Collar: Schlappen, Grizzly Varient Brown

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Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail Fly Tying Contest

The Faux Bucktail Throwdown.

Since launching our new Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail, we’ve seen more and more photos of amazing flies tied by people like you on social media.

The flies we’ve seen are just the tip of the iceberg, so we’re holding a fly tying contest on Instagram to help you show off your patterns to the world and give you the chance to win grand prizes from Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods, Hareline Dubbin, and Loon Outdoors as well as weekly Flymen prize packs!

It’s easy to enter – tie a fly and snap a picture.

  1. Tie a fly that integrates Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail in some way (Faux Bucktail does not necessarily need to be the primary material) and take a photo of it.
  2. Post the photo on Instagram, tag @flymenfishingco@thomasandthomasflyrods, @harelinedubbin, and @loonoutdoors in your post (make sure you’re following all of us!), and hashtag #FauxBucktailThrowdown2017.

For more details about the contest, visit the Flymen Fishing Company web page.

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Legtastic Critter – 239 Flies

Nick Davis ties his Legtastic Critter.

Medium cactus chenille
Crustacean eyes (optional)
Arctic fox tail
Palmer chenille
Krystal hackle
EP tarantula brush
Bead chain or lead eyes
Loon outdoor UV Thin
Daiichi 2546 size 2

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Bucket Mouth League – April 2017

It’s been almost two years since the Bucket Mouth League was born right here on FrankenFly and it is still going strong! I was checking out the hashtag #bucketmouthleague on Instagram and this year has already started off on fire! There were so many, that I had trouble grabbing just a few photos for this post. The Bucket Mouth League is better than ever!
I want to thank all of you Bucket Mouth League members who have used the hashtag and continue to embrace the passion for Large Mouth Bass on the fly! Keep it up!

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W4F – Fly Fishing Tennessee and North Carolina “Early Spring Tips”

Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish is back on the water. This time in Tennessee and North Carolina on the Watauga River.

From Ken:
“I was switching up tactics from Streamers, Dry Dropper and Tight line nymphing throughout the day. Before all the good hatches start, early spring is all about being on your toes and being versatile. Finally caught some fish on the new Ross Reel Evolution R as was as the Flut Rod Company prototype. Can’t wait till spring really starts kicking off!”

Check out our store

Fly Fishing Gear
Ross Evolution R –
Flut Rod 9′ 5wt –
Ross Colorado LT –

Flies – Tanaka Your Socks Off, WD40, Prince, Adams

Camera Equipment
Sony Action Cam FDR x3000v –
Sony Action Cam FDR x1000w-
Sony RX100v –

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Koga’s Bonefish Shrimp

Peter Koga ties his Bonefish Shrimp with Tighline Productions. Tim Flagler gives a brief introduction about Peter in the beginning, which is nice.


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