In his early 20’s, Kevin began guiding in West Michigan as an alternative to graduate
school. Now more than 20 years later, he has never looked back. Kevin’s passion is
swinging flies for steelhead and lake run brown trout, but he loves to fly fish for any
predator that swims. He resides in Newaygo, Michigan, guiding many days each year
on the Muskegon River System (and fishing whenever he can). The Muskegon is a
large and diverse fishery so he guides for migratory fish, resident trout, and warm water species. His steelhead, smallmouth, and trout flies have been published in books, magazines, and online. He has written articles for international, national, and regional fly fishing magazines.
Kevin is featured in a handful of DVDs and has authored current DVDs for steelhead
and smallmouth bass. His most recent title is “Striking Steel” a DVD about Midwestern steelhead fishing. Other current titles are “Searching for Steelhead” and “Big Appetite, small mouth”.
Kevin frequently is featured at fly fishing shows throughout the Midwest. During the off season, he speaks at fly shops and clubs around this region. He speaks on fly fishing topics and gives photography related programs focusing on West Michigan rivers as a whole.
In addition to fly fishing, Kevin has developed a passion for outdoor photography.
Through photography he hopes to capture the special character of Midwest fish, rivers, and wildlife.
Instagram handle: @kevinfeenstra