Kirk Brumels was born and raised in Northern Michigan. He is an avid fly fisherman, forager, upland hunter, and split bamboo fly rod maker. He enjoys spending time with wife, Stephanie, son, Hunter, daughter, Rebecca and English Setter, Dixie and currently works as a professor of Kinesiology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
I’d always wondered what woodland flowers had to do with morels and fishing. I’d also marveled about how robins knew when to return north or questioned why certain mayfly imitations work better than others during the opening weekend of trout season. What did one have to do with the other?