Fly Shop

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Our little fly-shop has consistently been noted as one of the best in the Midwest. Sitting on the banks of the world famous Holy Water section of the Au Sable River, we test our fly patterns on some of the pickiest fish in the country. 

Our fly selection is second-to-none, and the vast majority of our patterns are tied in Michigan, specifically for this river system and its wild trout. 

We’re open from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week, throughout the fishing season – and most every other day as well! (November – April hours are 9am to 2pm daily.) 

Our staff are experienced anglers, and know the rivers, the flies, the accesses. We’re here to help you catch fish and have fun while you’re in our area. 

We’re at the lodge 365 days a year to take mail orders – we ship UPS daily. From shop specials to special orders, please call for any item and we’ll do our best to get it for you. 

We are an authorized Orvis dealer, and carry a full line of Orvis tackle and accessories. We also stock other top quality tackle brands, including Winston, Simms, Ross, Abel, Rio and Scientific Anglers. 

It’s often been said that if we don’t have it, then you don’t want it!

For 24/7/365 ordering, our fully stocked online store can be found at Simply click the image below to visit now!

And yes… we do have gift certificates available through the online store!

Fly Shop Hours

7 am – 7 pm every day.  See you soon.

Call us: 989–348-8462  

Visit us online 24/7 at

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