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.

  • #1 Au Sable River

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    Grayling, MI

    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 ...
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    TU’s home waters. Ride a narrow riverboat or wade for big browns. Local TU chapters are continuing the effort to stabilize ...

  • #2 Boardman River

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    Traverse City, MI

    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. ...
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    Perhaps the finest wild trout stream in Michigan. Cold and clear and rising in a swamp of mixed cedar, pine, and hardwood, ...

  • #3 Little Manistee River

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    Wellston, MI

    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 ...
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    Best known for steelhead and salmon, its browns sometimes get overlooked. So, you pays your money and you takes your choice: ...

  • #4 Pere Marquette River

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    Baldwin, MI

    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 ...
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    Short take: Famous steelhead, salmon, and brown trout river. Draining a National Forest of the same name, the Pere Marquette ...