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Summer_dougJune 11th, 2019, 4:04 am
Detroit, MI

Posts: 35
Hello everyone!

With the end of the school year approaching, I'm looking forward to taking a few new people out on an expedition to a new stream, the Little Manistee, for the first time this season! We are going to camp for a night sandwiched between two days of *fingers crossed* dry fly fishing. So far in Michigan, the reports of dry fly success have been extremely inconsistent.

My personal goal is to try and catch a brook, brown, and rainbow all in one day which I have yet to do. In the hopes of that, I've tried looking for smaller tributaries, but the Little Man has surprisingly few!

Do any of the Michigan-based nuts have any tips/recommendations for the Little Manistee? The rest of you, how has the new trout season been treating you?
From Michigan
RogueratJune 11th, 2019, 5:42 am
Posts: 443
Doug- pm'd you on this, and guess I hit 'send' twice, sorry

re: the Little Man, a really, REALLY classic MI Trout Stream- my father-in-law's best friend lives in the Luther area and, reportedly, can limit out on Brookies regularly. I tend to fish downstream below M-37 and open casting water vs. dapping or crawling through the underbush to find the stream.

tight lines,

Roguerat

'less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
Summer_dougJune 11th, 2019, 6:40 am
Detroit, MI

Posts: 35
Thanks again for the information.

Everything I read about the Little Man seems geared toward steelhead and salmon. The brook trout seem to be forgotten about, but maybe that is due to accessibility issues?
From Michigan
StrmanglrJune 28th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Posts: 153
My birth place of trout fishing. Know that river better than any other.

Plenty of browns, few less rainbows, never hooked a brookie in there. I too fish well down stream from 37.

It is usually stellar for salmon and steelhead.

There is a fly only area.

You should not have any problem finding access to good water.

Last week I went up to the east side and wished I would have headed over to that area. Maybe in a week or two.

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