Michigan Streamside Custom Rod and Guide Service

The products we sell are what I use personally and for my guide service. This time of year 2 rods that are in my boat every day are the Winston 9′ 5wt and 6wt BIII Plus. The 5wt Plus has turned into my favorite rod on the Hex Hatch and for other big dries. Here […]

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After a cool May the shore line of Lake Huron finally took off in early June. Hard to beat beautiful Tawas Bay to fly fishing for Smallmouth and Carp! The last couple weeks has been excellent for Smallies but still a little slow for Carp. With the high water levels of Lake Huron makes for […]

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Au Sable/Manistee Fishing Report – June 12th                   – by Eric Swies                 Let’s get right to it – , well, let’s face it, we’re addicted to drakes.  It’s a special one, and this weekend saw the beginning of this hatch in many places on our sister rivers.  By all accounts, that would be a week […]

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Still could be a few hennies hatching and spinner falls but they are really on the way out. Was not a banner May for this bug but it still produced some nice trout. Lower water and more heat is what we need for more consistent dry fly fishing! The last few night our 2nd major […]

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Spring continues to be cool here in Northern Michigan and bright steelhead keep coming!  May has been some very good fishing in the lower river and very light angling pressure.  Typically by now water could be in upper 50’s but not so this year and currently in the lower 50’s.  Still good number of fresh […]

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Not many rivers where anglers can book a guided fly fishing float trip and catch Steelhead, Brown Trout and Atlantic Salmon in the same day! Its doable on the Au Sable River. Tough in the Spring with Atlantic Salmon numbers being low. Very doable in late Oct/Nov! Trent and Nic got them all today! Steelhead […]

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