2009 Michigan Fly Fishing Festival: July 11th and 12th

This weekend Fuller’s North Branch Outing Club is pleased to host the 2009 Michigan Fly Fishing Festival. The North Branch Outing Club is located in historic Lovells, on the banks of the North Branch of the AuSable River.

The festival is sponsored by Sage Fly Rods, Mackinaw Harvest Music, and by Fuller’s NBOC. On the docket are a number of activities, including free fly fishing, fly tying, casting lessons, and a scotch and wine tasting program. For more on this event, click here.

Trout Unlimited’s Michigan Celebration: July 18th

Next Saturday July 18, 2009, the Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited is holding a party to celebrate the first 50 years of Trout Unlimited in Michigan. The “Michigan Celebration” will be held at the DNR Rayburn property on the banks of the AuSable River, which is located about two miles east of Grayling off of North Down River Road. The event is free and open to the public. Canoeists, tubers, kayakers and other river users are also encouraged to attend as the Rayburn site is located right on the river.

The Michigan Celebration will include food, raffles, displays, games, entertainment, kid’s activities; fly casting & fly tying demonstrations and much more. There will be music, art and special presentations. Everyone is invited to come and learn about conservation efforts from numerous Trout Unlimited partners. We expect the event to be fun, interactive, informative and an all around special day. For more information, please visit the Michigan Celebration website.