The guides at Ron’s Fly Shop are, simply put, nuts about trout fishing, and we feel that is nearly all it takes to get you onto fish. Some are well-seasoned, others are lightly seasoned, but rest assured that none of our guides are crispy. Our guides also have a strong knowledge base of the two main rivers in our area, the AuSable and Manistee, which is an essential part of the overall experience. You’ll be paired up with one of our guides who were practically born on the water, and can actually ‘think’ like a trout (well almost!).
Although our guides will work as hard as possible to help you catch fish, keep in mind that sometimes just catching a trout adds to the beauty and flair of the angling experience.
Most of the fishing will be conducted using the traditional AuSable Riverboat that is unique to this geographic area of Michigan. At other more appropriate times, a drift boat may be used, such as in the case of nymph or streamer fishing on the big water below Mio.
As is necessary for our great state of Michigan, all of our guides are fully licensed, permitted, and insured to be on our local waters.
William T. Mangan is a Pro Staff member of Ron’s Fly Shop.
Bill has been Fly Fishing since 1980, and has over 20 years experience operating a Drift Boat.
Bill is retired as a Lieutenant, from Law Enforcement after 28 ½ years of service right here in Michigan. He was then able to pursue his passion of Fly Fishing full-time!
He is an IFFF Certified Casting Instructor.
He is available for lessons to anyone from beginners or to those who simply want to improve or get rid of bad casting habits.
Bill is a licensed and insured Michigan DNR Fly Fishing Guide.
We think you’ll find that Bill is truly passionate about what he does, and loves to teach and bring people up in the sport of Fly-Fishing. These are important attributes to have in representing our shop.
To book a guided trip or for casting lessons, please contact: Ron’s Fly Shop. https://www.ronsflyshop.com/ 989-344-2700.
For further information about Bill go to http://manganscastafly.com/
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Ron’s Fly Shop, L.C.C. reserves the right to refuse services to anyone and for any reason.