Re: Fishing on the Manistee River in MI
Also the boardman near arbutus lake
I like all of the above mentioned fly shops I also like The Northern Angler in downtown Traverse city. Brian-shop owner is great and willing to give info.
all great rivers. All get canoe traffic especially near grayling. I have not had a run in with canoers as most have been respectful as I return it in favor.
Hex, nymphs and dries
Mouse patterns for that midnight trout experience-just cast over some holes that you scout out in daylight-you never see them coming-great time there.
For the hex hatch if it goes off-find the muck. they are in the muck and hatch and surface and the browns will snack on them all night long.
I might not have great advice but it has worked for me.
have fun and good luck