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Tony Dunaske Outdoors specializes in wade fly fishing in streams in Northern Michigan. I am a life long resident of Northern Michigan and have fished its streams since the age of ten. I teach fly casting and fly fishing out of two resorts, Treetops and Hidden River Golf and Casting Club. My guiding services cover six streams in the area, the Black, Pigeon, Sturgeon, Maple, Boardman, and Canada Creek. I live in Petoskey, a resort community on Lake Michigan.

The fishing trips I offer include equipment, transportation, and meals. In addition, instruction as requested, regularly occurs in the course of a fishing trip. I tie all the flies I provide the clients, and they are proven fish catchers.

Although Northern Michigan is far from a wilderness, I strive to place clients on river stretches that come close to a wilderness experience. This allows them to fish relatively long stretches of water undisturbed by other fishermen. Encounters with wildlife are frequent. Deer, elk, grouse, and many other birds and mammals are regularly seen. The quality of the experience is an important element of the fishing trip. All streams fished have wild trout only. That perhaps takes some getting use to by clients because wild trout are a bit trickier to catch than their hatchery-grown relatives. With patience and proper casting, they can be caught with satisfying frequency. The largest trout in the rivers are usually nocturnal. Any fisher looking to connect with those fish should expect to fish after dark. All fishing trips are catch and release only.

I am also a professional photographer and I provide a series of photos of the clients’ trip as a part of the guiding package. I’ve found the photos to be an appreciated finish to the trip and a lasting memory of the day on the stream.


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