I am going to the Manistee River in MI sometime in June or July of this year. We go to the same vacation house every year and it sit right on the Manistee River in Fife Lake, MI
. As I am just starting to fly fish I have yet to fish the Manistee on any of my previous trips there.
How should I best prepare for this trip? What do I need to find out? Do I need to figure out what's hatching at the time I plan on being there? Are there specific 'never leave home without it' flies that I should have with me?
Anyone know what to expect from that part of the Manistee? Might it be fishing heaven or fishing hell?
Thanks for any advice!