Here at AuSable River Outfitters, we work with a selection of the best fly fishing guides around. These guides have spent many years out on the river catching and teaching others the art of fly fishing. If you've never been fly fishing, want to learn more about the art, or are looking for a day to remember - book a trip with our experts!
Day Float Trips: (Available March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October)
Full Day (8 Hours): $450 - One or Two Anglers
Hex Floats / Mouse Floats:
Full Day: $450 – One or Two Anglers
Wading / Instruction Trips (All Year, Average 4 Hours):
1-2 Anglers: $350, $50 Each Additional Angler
Off-season Floats: (Available November, December, January, and February)
5-6 Hours, includes snack: $400
Day trips include a lunch, drink, and snack. Half day trips include a snack and drink.
A $100 fee is charged for trips cancelled less than five days from their scheduled date. Trips canceled within 24 hours are charged the full rate of the float and will not receive a refund.
AuSable River Outfitters Guide
With an absolute passion and commitment for all things outdoors, Jeff has spent most of his life in the rivers and forests of Northern MI, chasing fish and Whitetails. For the past 30 years, this passion has put a fly rod in his hands while chasing Trout and Smallmouth Bass in the rivers and streams in this beautiful country that he calls home. Teaching and guiding have always been something that he holds dear and the ability to share what he loves with others is what drives him. Making these trips fun and educating clients on the present and future health needs of the rivers and their inhabitants and the important role each of us play in keeping these wild places wild is his number one goal. Give ARO a call today and book Jeff for your next adventure.
WILLIAM (BILL) T. MANGANAuSable River Outfitters Guide
Bill is a (FFI) Fly Fishers International Certified Fly-Casting Instructor and Michigan DNR Certified/Insured Fly-Fishing Guide.
Bill has been Fly Fishing since 1980 and has over 30 years’ experience operating a Drift Boat. He also does private Fly-Casting lessons. Bill is truly passionate in what he does, and loves to teach and bring people up in the sport of Fly-Fishing, especially the art of Fly Casting.
After retiring as a Lieutenant from Law Enforcement after 28 ½ years with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, he was then able to pursue his passion of Fly Fishing full-time! Each year Bill does Fly Casting Seminars / Demonstrations for several Organizations and Venues, throughout Michigan, Montana and Minnesota.
Bill has written Fly Casting articles for the Woods-N-Water Magazine and has been featured several times on Michigan Out of Doors. He is also involved with Project Healing Waters. Give ARO a call today to book a guided trip or have fly-casting lessons with Bill.