Fly Shop

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 8 am to 7 pm, seven days a week, throughout the fishing season – and most every other day as well! 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!

Fly Shop Hours:

8am to 7pm Seven days a week. Call us: 989–348-8462  Visit us online 24/7 at

Gates Fly Shop Online Store

You can shop our online store at any time.  We ship quickly, and all orders over $50 ship free!  Oh, and everything else ships for just $7.95 in the lower 48.