All Things Hook-and-Line

Fly Fishing - Courtesy of Midwest Living MagazineWant 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. Now, you're ready to check out the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) new online resource for all things fly fishing. Whether you're a novice or an avid angler, you can find great information to help you master the sport of fly fishing.

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.

Check out the new online resource and get the latest on a number of fly-fishing essentials like:

  • Equipment get a detailed description of necessary gear
  • Flies learn how to select the right flies and when to use them
  • Casting diagrams tips for perfecting the proper casting methods for fly fishing
  • Techniques learn the right tactics for reeling in your catch
  • Fly-fishing knots learn the proper tie to secure your catch
  • Species to target-where they can be found and what flies tend to work best

Michigan FishingWhether you're a novice or an avid angler, you can find great information to help you master the sport of fly fishing, you'll find the How-To Go Fly Fishing in Michigan a very informative resource.

But, wait, 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. The 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.

Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy Michigan Fishing, for FREE! All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. Residents and outstate visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. Dates for the 2014 Free Fishing are scheduled for this summer: June 7 and 8.

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 Michigans lakes, streams and ponds, visit the DNR fishing site. 



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