Soon, Michigan’s trout season – the official season on all rivers and streams – will open, and for those of us anal purists (those so set in their ways, nothing new has a chance of surviving unless we deceive ourselves the change was our idea) a customary migration begins in all directions to creeks, streams and rivers for a chance to engage wits with Michigan natives.
Opening day, just a wake-up away!!
Snake River, Moose, Wyoming
Welcome to Terry Drinkwine Outdoors. Pour yourself “two fingers of bourbon;” sit back and sink into your favorite chair; close your eyes, relax and let your mind take you back to warm days standing in a river, your favorite fly rod in hand, casting flies you’ve tied …maybe even designed.
The pages on this site are written for your enjoyment with emphasis on the out-of-doors told with humor and an occasional tug on your heartstrings. If you love dogs (bird dogs, in particular) you might like my reflections of life with Seamus, my Brittany.
I’ll tell you of the exploits of the Ostrich Society, consisting of “rascals” dedicated to “THE TRUTH, WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH …give or take a lie or two…and I’ll share some of my favorite fly patterns and hope you will as well.
Of course, the proof is always in the showing with no shortage of my offering my “two cents worth,” And I’ll share photos and hope you will do the same.
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So please, browse the site, check out the pages and enjoy.
Thanks for tuning in and I’ll see you on the river.
Terry H. Drinkwine – Piscator
By the way, when I’m not fishing, I’m available to give personal instruction on fly casting and fly tying. What that means is, my time is somewhat limited. If you are interested in instruction, check out Casting and tying instruction and send me an email.
Two Of The Best Kept Secrets In Northern Michigan!
If you are looking for a new place to set up camp for a few days or a couple of weeks before the daily grind pulls you back in, consider camping at one of Michigan’s hidden jewels; Antrim County’s Barnes Park on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan near the village of Eastport is one of those jewels. Tucked amidst the pines along the sand bluffs of the sunset side of the state, Barnes Park is a clean, multi-usable campground that has facilities for tents and 5th wheels alike. The jewel is the long sand beach accessed by a stairway leading to Lake Michigan. Separated by 20 or so feet of typical Lake Michigan rocks, the sandbar beyond the rocks provides for family fun and an opportunity to escape the summer heat. This cold pristine waterfront campground is under used. It’s one of the best kept secrets of northern Michigan.
Another overlooked campground is Thurston Park in the Village of Central Lake also in Antrim County. Thurston Park sits on the north-end of Intermediate Lake, one of the Chain-of-Lakes, and is within the village limits. With limited campsites for tents to large trailers, some campers manage to rent a site for the entire summer. Check out this quaint turn of the century town and discover for yourself why they call it “God’s Country.”