All Things Hook-and-Line

Want to learn the tips, tricks and techniques of fly fishing? Then grab your rod, reel, fly line and leader. Stop by the local outfitter and pick up a few artificial flies or fashion your own. Whether you’re a novice or an avid angler, you can find great information to help you master the sport of fly fishing with tips from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Check out other useful fishing details as well.

Fly fishing may just be the perfect hook to get new anglers to experience the great outdoors this summer.  Or, it can present a new challenge to avid hook-and-line anglers. Based on an abundance of opportunities to pursue the sport, Michigan has consistently been named one of the world's top fly-fishing destinations. In addition, a variety of species-- including bass and panfish--are available to target while fly fishing in Michigan. 

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Whether you’re a novice or an avid angler, you can find great information to help you master the sport of fly fishing at the DNRs “How-To Go Fly Fishing in Michigan” resource page.
Before you get started, you’re going to need the proper equipment, the right flies, some casting coaching, a few tips on reeling in the big one and instruction on the proper tie to secure your catch.  A number of outfitters and sporting shops offer guides, lessons and classes and they are eager to help.

Let the sampling of outfitters and charters listed below help you get started:

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But, Michigan isn’t just for fly fishing. With trout, walleye, salmon, perch, muskie and bass ready to bite, Michigan is home to some of the best freshwater fishing anywhere. Our four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams offer endless opportunities to experience the thrill of landing that big fish and bragging rights.

So troll the waters, cast your line and experience the wealth of fishing opportunities in Pure Michigan. For a comprehensive reference for fishing all of Michigan’s lakes, streams and ponds, visit the DNR fishing site.