Mike Hogue

Fly Fisher, Fly Tier, Writer

Mike Hogue, originally from the Midwest, is the owner of Badger Creek Fly Tying, based outside of Ithaca, NY. Badger Creek is a full-service fly shop that sells flies, fly fishing tackle, fly tying materials, accessories and has been in the fly fishing business for over 25 years. Ithaca, New York is an area famed for its Gorges, Wine and Craft Beer Trails and is the home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. Ithaca was selected as one of the top outdoors communities by Outside Magazine and has won many awards for its unique character and local charm.


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Fly Fishing the Finger Lakes Region of New York

Mike Hogue, a professional fly tier and fly shop owner, has fished the Finger Lakes region of New York for over 25 years. The lakes, unique unto themselves in beauty, offer salmon, rainbow trout and lake trout all available on the fly. Listen in as Mike takes us on a tour of this unusual fishing destination and shares his secrets to success in fishing in this area.

  • What finger lakes are the most important for fly fishing?
  • Do you fish both the lakes, streams and tributaries?
  • What species of fish can be targeted with a fly?
  • What lake should you fish if you want to catch a Lake Trout on the fly?
  • Are there migratory rainbow runs on all the lakes?
  • What time of year do each of the migratory runs happen?
  • Which lake has the famous Brown Drake hatch?
  • What type of boat is the best to use on the lakes?
  • What type and size of flies work best for the salmon?

Mike is also an accomplished author and his articles have appeared in many national and regional magazines. He has also given seminars and presentations to area clubs, fly fishing conclaves and several shows. Mike is also a member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, Trout Unlimited, The Federation of Fly Fishers, The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and has served as an officer, director and board member for many of these organizations.

His web site will getting a major overhaul this year so stay tuned. Customers have been delighted with many of the items for sale on his Etsy Store, ( store name Eflytyer ) . You can reach him via email at This fall Mike will once again have a booth at the International Fly Tying Symposium and many of the East Coast Fly Fishing Show during show season.


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