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Old 04-02-2013, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: Fishing on the Manistee River in MI

Upper Manistee
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
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