Upper Manistee River

Tip of the week 

Less ice in the guides and more access as well. Conditions mandate afternoon streamer fishing in the Upper Manistee. However, access is minimal. Stripping streamers or swinging large soft-hackles and spey flies through the deep holes and along banks has moved some brown trout. Slower retrieves and presentations are preferred in this week's cold conditions.

Seven-day forecast 

Very cold overnights and moderate days this week. Go to www.streamsideorvis.com "Blog" section on www.streamsideorvis.com home page and choose "weather" to check up on daily weather.

Must Have Flies 
Zonker Pearl #6 Buy from Orvis.com
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Clouser Minnow Green/White #6 Buy from Orvis.com
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Lefty's Deceiver Blue/White #20 Buy from Orvis.com
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