All things river – Rockford welcomes the Hex Shop

Kevin Groothuis, at a fly-tying vise, creates yet another of his signature trout flys.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Rockford native Kevin Groothuis (47) has recently opened his second Hex Shop Fly Fishing Outfitters. Both stores are named after the second largest mayfly (Hexagenia) in the United States. For the uninitiated, dramatic hatches of mayflies have become legendary over the last 30 years during the month long period from […]