Ann Miller is an outdoor writer and fly fishing fanatic. While teaching beginning and intermediate fly fishing schools through the years, she became frustrated with the lack of comprehensive Midwest information on insect hatches, taxonomy, behavior, and flies to match them. Armed with her background in aquatic biology, she decided to tackle the world of bugs Read more about SJRVFF WELCOMES ANN MILLER[…]


Marcy serves on the St. Joseph River Watershed Council and is a board member for the Partnership for MEANDRS (Meeting the Ecological and Agricultural Needs of the Dowagiac River System). She also established the Two Rivers Coalition and continues to advise this successful watershed organization to improve and protect the Paw Paw and Black River Watersheds. She Read more about SJRVFF WELCOMES MARCY COLCLOUGH[…]


Ray started tying flies at age 12. From 1977 through 1985 he owned and operated a fly fishing manufacturers rep firm that sold premium brands of fly fishing products. From 1985 to 2012, Ray owned Schmidt Outfitters, a full service fly shop, lodging establishment, fly fishing guide service and travel service in NW Michigan. In October 2012 he sold Schmidt Outfitters and retired from Read more about SJRVFF WELCOMES RAY SCHMIDT[…]

SJRVFF Welcomes Andrew Carlson

Andrew Carlson spent his fondest days as a child fishing streams for brook trout and smallmouth bass with his father, cultivating a fascination for the aquatic world that inspired dreams of professional research and conservation. He graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.S., Conservation Biology, Fisheries & Wildlife) and South Dakota State University (M.S., Natural Read more about SJRVFF Welcomes Andrew Carlson[…]