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Old 01-21-2013, 10:10 AM
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Does anyone know if there are any fly shops in Michigan's U.P.?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:50 AM
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Yes there is one right past Iron Mountain by the Menominee River. Northwoods Outfitters. They have a good selection of flies and fly tying material. I go there often. The owner is a stand up guy and very friendly.

The next closest place is Tight Lines in Depere, Wi. If you haven't been there, I would suggest checking it out. Great store. Tim will take care of you.
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Depending on where you are in the UP, We Tie It fly shop is Boulder Junction, WI is only about 25 miles from the border. Nice, helpful folks.
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Another close to the UP is in north western Wisconsin. Hayward Fly Fishing Company. They specialize in fly fishing for muskies.

Wisconsin Fly Fishing Shop | Musky, Pike, Panfish & Smallmouth Bass Flies | Fly Fishing Gear Store | Hayward Wisconsin

Not many fly shops in the UP, its the price you pay for living in Paradise!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:30 AM
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Appriciate the info.
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Sounds like enough space for a enterprising person to start up a little shop somewhere in the middle of the da great UP! Escanaba, maybe?
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Sounds like enough space for a enterprising person to start up a little shop somewhere in the middle of the da great UP! Escanaba, maybe?
There was one, it folded. I have no idea why since they still offer a guide service. I imagine that there just isn't enough business to support a fly shop up here.
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There was one, it folded. I have no idea why since they still offer a guide service. I imagine that there just isn't enough business to support a fly shop up here.
In this day and age of finding "deals" online for the big ticket items a small shop can't sell enough floatant and leaders and flies to keep up. Sad.
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In this day and age of finding "deals" online for the big ticket items a small shop can't sell enough floatant and leaders and flies to keep up. Sad.
Your right on that. I'd love to see a good shop up here; but, it isn't going to happen.
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I won't mention any names, but the guy that had one up here is a joke. Very unprofessional, has no fly fishing know-how.

I might have something in the works with someone, but I'll know more in the next few weeks.

It would be nice to have a REAL fly shop right in town. Although, I don't mind going to Depere or Iron Mt.

@ Rockriver... are you looking for flies?
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