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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: 441
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,


'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

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