Northern Michigan's Premiere Guided Fly Fishing and Light Tackle fishing Service!

Located near Traverse City Michigan in South Boardman Michigan and having remote locations in Baldwin Michigan and Newaygo Michigan gives us access to dozens of the Midwest finest “Blue Ribbon Trout Streams”. Many of these Blue Ribbon trout streams offer year round opportunities for the fly fishing angler. Fly fishing for salmon, trout, and steelhead on Michigan's famous tributaries , and smallmouth bass & carp on the flats of Grand Traverse Bay is what we do best. “Jon’s Guide Service” is a full service, year round fly fishing guide service. Our Michigan fly fishing guide service offers instruction and guided fishing on Michigan's Manistee River, Pere Marquette River, Muskegon River & more such as the Betsie River and Platte river as well as the AuSable River! Jon's Guide Service provides fly fishing gear for trips and instruction on many of the major rivers in the state of Michigan , such as Winston, Sage, Simms, Cortland, Rio, SA. With a diverse set of guides located all over the state of Michigan, finding a guide for Western Michigan, Northern Michigan, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, or guided fly fishing on Michigan's Lake Huron and Michigan's Lake Michigan is not a problem, if booked in advance. Our fly fishing guide service and instruction are provided by FFF certified casting instructors, and guides who offer years of experience guiding Michigan rivers. Jon’s Guide Service does everything it can to make your trip a “fly fishing trip of a life time.” 

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  • Spring March 15 - May 1
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    Season May 20 - July 1


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    Michigan Fly Fishing

    Join me, Jon Kestner and the guides of Jon’s Guide Service and explore the great fishing and great rivers of Northern Michigan .  Float down some of the Midwest’s finest rivers and streams on a Guided Fly Fishing trip for, Trout, Salmon, and Steelhead.  I have been guiding Northwest Michigan Rivers and lakes for over twenty years.  Discover the different seasons that Michigan has to offer ; Steelhead fishing in early spring, matching the hatch, moving monster Brown Trout on streamers, fishing the famous “Hex” hatch, throwing hoppers along the great undercut banks and structure, chasing the thousands of Salmon that enter the local rivers , to stalking silver Steelhead in the fall.  With a resource like no other, Michigan’s fly fishing opportunities are many.  I invite you to discover why I have made this my home, and why I am one of the best at what I do.


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