Pere Marquette River Lodge

The Pere Marquette River Lodge is an exceptional place to hang your boots after a great day on the Pere Marquette river in Northwest, MI… and they have a great fly shop to boot!

Big Brown on a Brutally Cold Day

Now THAT is a Wicked fish! Don’t ever say you can’t catch a big brown in the cold weather… last November 16th on the South Branch of the Au Sable, a bright sunny day, but about 25 degrees. We’d been trying to catch this bugger for years and nicknamed him Walter, and my buddy finally…

Michigan’s Historic Fly Fishing Bed & Breakfast

The tradition of fly fishing in Michigan goes back almost a century.  If you like history as much as you like fly fishing, then the North Branch Outing Club (NBOC) needs to be on your fly fishing bucket list.  Not only is this fine establishment nestled on the north branch of the Au Sable River…

Michigan’s Trout Heaven

Michigan offers some of the very best trout fly fishing in the country, from the famed Au Sable trout system, to the Pere Marquette.  The season runs year-round on selected rivers.  For all the must-have information on Michigan’s trout fishing click on the Michigan DNR fishing site. Michigan DNR Fishing Guide