Brian Kozminski, known as “Koz” by his piscatorial pals, has been plying trout from Michigan waters for over 30 years. Originally from Grand Rapids where the Rogue River and Grand River were his home waters, his frequent trips to Grayling to fish the Holy Waters were not enough. Nearly a decade ago, he and his wife, Lesley, daughter, Simone, and two yellow labs, Roxy and Stella, made up north a permanent way of life. Rooted in Petoskey, the Bear and Maple rivers were his primary destinations. A recent transplant to Boyne City now allows the Jordan and Boyne rivers to become his backyard home waters. A lifetime member of Trout Unlimited and ex officio for the Miller VanWinkle Chapter, he shares his passion for the resources by teaching local children the art of fly tying. He also provid View more...es a Salmon in the Classroom experience for kids at Sheridan Elementary School in Petoskey. An advocate for catch and release, he is also northern Michigan’s Ambassador for Greenfish, as well as an FFF member. He has been tying flies since his father taught him at the age of nine. Koz has made trips to Belize to confirm the speed of Bonefish and the illusive Permit, St. Maarten to cast for Tarpon, and the endless beauty of the Rockies in Colorado fishing for Greenbacks and Cuttys. Although Steelhead and large Brown Trout at night are exciting, the true treasure of northern Michigan lies in the orange and blue halos of the native Brook Trout from its cool rivers. To learn more about Koz and his love of all things fish, visit his blog at www.truenorthtrout.com.
King salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Brook trout, Lake trout, Largemouth Bass, Pike, Carp
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I have been fishing in Michigan since I was a kid. Most of my time has been on southern waters. I finally made it up to the northern area. Koz invited me and my buddy up to fish his amazing water! He... View more
I have been fishing in Michigan since I was a kid. Most of my time has been on southern waters. I finally made it up to the northern area. Koz invited me and my buddy up to fish his amazing water! He is a class act guy and really knows his stuff. Ask him about any bug and he will tell you its name, along with some other names in witch you might think he is crazy :). He loves to teach anyone who is interested in fly fishing or learning the sport. I couldn't find anything not to like about Brian. I cant wait to get up there again and chase some fish!
As a very new fly fisherman myself, Koz's passion to educate and further the skill and knowledge (fish, bugs and environment) of his clients was very clearly seen and appreciated. I had the great... View more
As a very new fly fisherman myself, Koz's passion to educate and further the skill and knowledge (fish, bugs and environment) of his clients was very clearly seen and appreciated. I had the great pleasure of going on my first float trip with Koz during the well known HEX hatch and it lived up to the hype. The HEX hatch is a thing to behold and experience. I could write on and on about what a great experience this trip was. I can't wait to get back out on the water with Koz and learn more. Look no further for a great guide.