Au Sable River at Riverview
Au Sable River at Riverview

Our Approach

We both love to fly fish and we love the environs where we chose to offer our services, the Au Sable River & Manistee River watersheds. We want others to enjoy these special places as much as we do. While the fishing is a big part of the experience, it's not the only thing. These are beautiful cold water resources and should be enjoyed in their entirety. We encourage our clients to look around and "smell the roses" during their trip. You'll likely see all kinds of wildlife, including our resident eagles.

We can and will help with your casting, fly selections, fishing techniques and presentations. We know these waters very well including some "addresses" of the resident trout that live in these waters. We just ask that you practice Catch & Release.

We want you to have a great guided trip and will do everything in our power to make that happen.

Our Credentials

Both of us are fully licensed with Inland Waters Pilots Licenses and Commercial Access permits through the Michigan DNR. In addition, we are First Aid Certified in the unlikely event that someone needs medical attention. Finally, cell phone reception is iffy at best up in this area of the state. Verizon works pretty well, even on the river, and that is the service we both use so you are never out of contact should the need arise.

Meet the Team

Tom Quail

Tom Quail

  • Fly fisher 20+ years.
  • Taught introduction to fly fishing & intermediate fly fishing for Orvis, 6+ years.
  • Past chairman of Michigan Trout Unlimited.
Scott Hummon

Scott Hummon

  • Fly fisher 25+ years.
  • Taught introduction to fly fishing with Vanguard Chapter TU.
  • Guides in a beautifully restored wooden drift boat.

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