COUNTRY ANGLERS’ owner, Jac Ford, grew up with a fly rod in his hand. He took up fly fishing in grade school, first fishing for Blue gills on Wiggins Lake, near Gladwin. He was tying his own flies by the fifth grade and begin fishing for trout by age twelve. Jac was lucky, having a couple mentors in Vic Sandvic and Ralph Taylor, who both contributed much to his development in becoming an adroit fly-fisher for trout and other fish. Before graduation from high school, he was an avid fly-tier and fly-fisherman. Today, Jac guides in Michigan on the Pere Marquette River for steelhead, trout, and salmon during the spring and fall. In May and June, hatch fishing nymphs and dries on the AuSable River near Mio, Michigan, are the primary fare, with September through December hooked on streamer fishing for trophy brown trout on the AuSable in Michigan. Believe it or not, even with our snowy Michigan winters, September through April are prime time for streamer fishing in Michigan.