Best Fly-Fishing in Michigan

This list represents the most popular fly-fishing in Michigan. Use this list to plan your next Michigan fly-fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Au Sable River


TU’s home waters. Ride a narrow riverboat or wade for big browns. Local TU chapters are continuing the effort to stabilize sand banks that threaten to erode and dump suffocating sediments into the riv…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Grayling, MI - Fly-Fishing BestFly-Fishing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Boardman River


Perhaps the finest wild trout stream in Michigan. Cold and clear and rising in a swamp of mixed cedar, pine, and hardwood, the Boardman has earned a reputation as a small, fine trout stream. Like most…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Traverse City, MI - Fly-Fishing BestFly-Fishing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Little Manistee River


Best known for steelhead and salmon, its browns sometimes get overlooked. So, you pays your money and you takes your choice: is it steelhead of early winter when lake-spawned snow squalls clog the gui…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Wellston, MI - Fly-Fishing
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#4. Pere Marquette River


Short take: Famous steelhead, salmon, and brown trout river. Draining a National Forest of the same name, the Pere Marquette wears three faces. From September to March, steelhead run up into the river…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Baldwin, MI - Fly-Fishing
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