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Fly Fishing 101

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for an introduction to fly fishing presented by Matt Hartman of The Northern Angler Fly Fishing Outfitters! Whether you’re interested in learning the sport, still figuring things out (who isn’t!) or looking to meet some fly fishing friends we invite you to attend. Our only requirement is leaving your ego at the door.

Fly Fishing 101 is the first workshop on Saturday, May 5th from 10AM-5PM in an optional two part series followed by Beginner’s Fly Tying on Sunday, June 17th (Father’s Day!) from Noon-4PM. Both events take place at Fieldguide Farmhouse, a 1910 fieldstone farmhouse located in Central Lake, MI overlooking Intermediate Lake, an all-sport’s lake on Antrim’s Chain of Lakes. Fieldguide Farmhouse is a hospitality house for lodging and events and specializes in accommodating adventure for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Workshop participants are welcome to attend either one of the workshops individually, or the both of them as the information is sequential. If you purchase tickets together to attend both workshops, enjoy a $15 savings with our Intro To Fly Tying Package. Fly Fishing 101 is $75 and Beginner’s Fly Tying is $75. When both tickets are purchased together, the Package is $135 instead of $150. Last but not least, we are proud to recognize and support the Adams Chapter Trout Unlimited work through these events. When you register it is optional to donate, in addition to your ticket purchase, to The Chapter. 100% of donations are provided to the Chapter and thanks to your generosity, we’re honored to support their work through these events.

Fly Fishing 101 participants benefit from a full introductory day that includes: a fly fishing starter kit, learning about fly fishing seasons, spots to fish in the area, etymology of the region, casting technique and lawn games, picking flies and more. It’s a long information packed day! No fly fishing equipment is necessary to attend. If you have any equipment we recommend bringing it to learn on and to receive instruction on the same gear you’ll be using in the field. In addition to heaps of fly fishing goodness, coffee, mid morning morsels, lunch and afternoon refreshments are included. Space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Fly Fishing 101 has capacity for up to 20 participants for an intimate student to instructor ratio and a minimum of 6 participants is required to host the event. This event will take place rain or shine and is held indoors and outdoors so dress appropriate for weather conditions.

Matt Hartman, the instructor and Lee Maynard, the host are passionate about what they do, welcoming and easy going folks. With each of these workshops, we’re looking forward to fun-filled days meeting new faces and introducing attendees to the sport of fly fishing at Fieldguide Farmhouse! Don’t hesitate to contact Matt at The Northern Angler (P: 231.933.4730 E: or Lee at Fieldguide Farmhouse (P: 231.676.9344 E: for additional information, questions or to register. Snag your spot by registering today!


May 5
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fieldguide Farmhouse
382 N Intermediate Lake Road
Central Lake, MI 49622 United States
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