All classes will be held at the shop. Please RVSP if you want to attend one or more of the classed. You can do so by calling us at (231)652-5386, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on facebook at Muskegon River Fly Shop Facebook – Upcoming Events
STEELHEAD FLIES WITH DREW ROSEMA – FRIDAY FEB 5 AT 7:30PM:
Once again this year we are happy to welcome one of the most dedicated and successful steelhead guides on the Muskegon (or anywhere else come to think of it) River, Drew Rosema, to host a fly tying demo here at the shop.
Drew currently guides for Feenstra Guide Service and spends most of his time fishing on the Muskegon, but to quote the guide service’s bio, “Drew is a talented guide with a remarkable amount of guiding experience in a variety of rivers – ranging from Michigan to Wyoming to Alaska.”
Come join us for a great demo! Drew’s steelhead fly patterns tend to be relatively simple to tie and incredibly fishy so they’re hard to beat! Come learn to tie some steelie patterns that are absolute killers and that aren’t all that complicated – they focus on one thing: catching fish, and the fact that the simplicity allows the tier to whip out a pile of ’em in less time than it takes to tie just one of many of today’s overly-complicated, overly-hyped “fancy” patterns that look impressive in the artistic sense but lack the ability to put fish to net.
PREDATOR FLIES WITH JON RAY – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH AT 7:30PM
“Captain Jon Ray has been fly-fishing for the past 23 years and has guided fly anglers in Michigan with Hawkins Outfitters for the past 12 years. Jon’s first love is chasing trout, steelhead, small-mouth bass and muskie with streamers. Guiding anglers with single or two-handed rods with a variety of techniques. The Upper & Lower Manistee, Bestie & the many miles of shoreline along Grand Traverse Bay are among his favorite hunts. Jon Ray brings all this experience to your fishing day with an enthusiasm that is contagious. Jon is totally focused on helping his clients land that trophy chrome steelhead or large wary brown trout of your dreams. His love for photography can be viewed at Mangled Fly, as he tries to capture the many memories that the river provides, also follow Jon Ray’s blog for additional video’s and photo’s. Jon Ray co-authored the DVD, Big Appetite Smallmouth”
For more info about Jon check out these links:
STEELHEAD FLIES WITH KEVIN FEENSTRA – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Owner, Feenstra Guide Service
Kevin started Feenstra Guide Service, LLC in 1997.
He is a full-time guide and has a passion for steelhead fishing.
Kevin grew up in Grandville, Michigan while spending a great deal of time fishing small streams, ponds, and lakes throughout West Michigan.
After graduating from Calvin College in 1995, he soon followed his passion and became a fishing guide. He has been guiding ever since.
He loves all kinds of fishing, but specializes in spey fishing for steelhead.
He also has a passion for nature and fishing photography.
He is a member of the national pro staff of Scott Fly Rod Company and Scientific Anglers.
BIG ARTICULATED STREAMERS FOR BIG TROUT WITH MATT BARTHELS – FRIDAY MARCH 11 AT 7:30PM
From schmidtoutfitters.com –
“Matt was born and raised in Grand Rapids, but has always been drawn to northern Michigan. He has been fly fishing the Manistee River system since the age of 8, and has a deep appreciation for the Little Manistee.
Matt enjoys utilizing a wide variety of techniques to target both cold and warm water species. He has a passion for swinging flies for steelhead and streamer fishing for trout. He has a background as a fly fishing and fly tying instructor and enjoys working with anglers of all skill levels.”