Michigan Fly Fishing On The AuSable River, Betsie River, Platte River, Manistee River, Arkansas Fly Fishing Guide Service On the White River and Norfork Rivers
 Join me for a  float trip to experience the best in Michigan fly fishing on one of our beautiful rivers using the finest gear Winston BIIIX, BIII Plus, BIII TH , Nexus, Sage X, Bolt, Accel, Salt,  fly rods, Abel & Bauer reels and Airflo fly lines.  Our years starts with winter steelhead on the Au Sable.  Then its off to Arkansas on the White River chasing giant browns in Jan thru early March.  Mid March is back to Michigan  and warm ups are excellent times to trout fly fish on the South Branch of the AuSable, The Big Waters below Mio and the upper Au Sable River.  March, April and May is Spring steelhead  fly fishing on the lower Au Sable River & Betsie River and huge lake brown trout on the shoreline of Lake Huron.  April, May and June are great times for fly fishing the Big Waters of the AuSable River below Mio for trophy trout.  Look for salmon to start moving into the Betsie River in early August and lasting till early October.  Fall is back to Steelhead on the lower Au Sable and huge trophy brown trout on the shoreline of Lake Huron.

Its Time For Steelhead, Big Brown Trout, Atlantic Salmon & Smallmouth Bass On Michigan's Au Sable River & Lake Huron!


Fly fishing for Big Brown Trout on Michigan's Au Sable River with streamers

Fly Fishing for Atlantic Salmon on Michigan's Au Sable River

Betsie River Salmon Fly Fishing

Night time in Arkansas on the White River fishing mouse patterns for trophy brown trout

Au Sable River Steelhead near Oscoda Michigan


Destination Trip For Trophy Brown Trout - White River Arkansas - Jan/March 2020 (click here)


We will be back to Arkansas and offering float trips with a package deal for lodging and meals for the Winter of 2020.  Going to expand are stay this winter from mid Jan thru March and will be setup to handle up to 12 anglers at a time.

  For those looking for trophy brown trout our White River trip in Northern Arkansas is the place!  Jan/March is the best time frame of the year for big browns on streamers and I will be there for this winter.  Accommodations on the banks of the White River are all set at the White River Trout Lodge for lodging, meals and guided float trips.  We do offer a package deal of 4 nights lodging and 3 days of guided float trips and sure can customize this to fit your needs.  For details and lots of photos click here go to our White River web site at: www.ArkansasStreamside.com

Any questions or to book your trip - just email at kelly@michiganstreamside.com or call at 989-889-5374.



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For information and photos of upcoming fishing - updated  April 10th  2018  (click here) 

Au Sable River dry fly fishing on the Hendrickson Hatch in mid may in the Big Waters of the Au Sable River  Night time summer float trips in Northern Michigan for trophy brown on mouse patterns

Spring is just around the corning and that means we are back to chasing Big Browns on the Au Sable on streamers and dry flies.  May is the kick off of our first major hatch of Hendrickson Mayflies and some awesome daytime/evening dry fly fishing.  June/July/August is night time dry fly fishing for Big Browns on the Brown Drake/Hex hatch and then followed by late night mousing throughout the rest of the summer. For mid summer day time fishing its hard to beat a Smallmouth Bass float trip with lots streamer and top water action.  Late summer turns to Salmon fishing in NW Michigan for Chinooks and Coho.  October/November its fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon on the Au Sable River - hard to that combined with fall Steelhead!

 For those interested in a guided float trip in Northern Michigan just email at kelly@michiganstreamside.com or call at 989-889-5374.

  Au Sable River Atlantic Salmon coming from Lake Huron.  Fly fishing in Oct/Nov near the city of Oscoda Fly fishing for Smallmouth Bass throughout NE Michigan on the Au Sable River and Lake Huron


Videos on the Betsie River, Lake Huron and Au Sable River of our fly fishing

Michigan Out Of Doors TV floated with us on the lower Au Sable Dec 2011 for some late fall/early winter steelhead: http://www.michiganoutofdoorstv.com/shows.cfm?VideoID=169

Michigan Out Of Doors TV came and shot some great video of our salmon fishing  August 2011on the Betsie River. http://www.michiganoutofdoorstv.com/shows.cfm?VideoID=149

Fly fishing the shoreline of Lake Huron for trophy brown trout (October 16th) shot and edited by Robert Thompson.
Hex hatch on the video by Robert Thompson and Au Sable portion with shot from my boat.  This is just the trailer and we do sell the 30 minute DVD.



 Fly fishing the shoreline of Lake Huron for Smallmouth Bass and Lake Trout near East Tawas MichiganMay and June are great months to fly fishing the Lake Huron shoreline for Smallmouth Bass and Carp.  Then in the late Fall we chasing big Lake Trout with streamers in the same water.



Guided Michigan Flyfishing Float Trips:
Kelly Neuman of Streamside Custom Rod & Guide Service guides fly fishing anglers on the big waters of the Au Sable River for Trout, Steelhead, Salmon and Smallmouth Bass. Kelly also offers fishing trips on other rivers and lakes of northern  Michigan, including the Betsie River, Platte, Jordan, Manistee River and Rifle River.  Along with Arkansas's White River in the winter months. For those looking for something new the shoreline of Lake Huron offers some of finest fly fishing in the Midwest.  Any questions just email at: kelly@michigansteamside.com

All fishing trips are flyfishing only and catch & release.







Online Retail Sales:
We stock some of finest fly fishing products!  Winston fly rods (BIIIx, BIII Plus, Kairos, BIII TH Air), Sage Custom Fly Rods, Bauer fly reels, Airflo fly line (Streamer Max, Elite, Switch Streamer, Skagit), Abel reels, Custom flies, Streamers and many more.





Custom-built Rods:
Custom-built rods at factory prices!
Kelly builds custom fly rods, spinning rods, casting rods and drifting rods using blanks by Sage, Winston, G. Loomis, Thomas & Thomas and St. Croix. The rod components and assembly are of a higher quality than "production line" rods. Rod performance is improved by advanced assembly techniques too time-consuming for factory work.

Kelly's custom rods are assembled using special efforts such as:

"Splining" - Finding the true spline of the rod and placing the guides along the spline - improves the rod's power and allows "true" line-tracking.

Proper guide sizing and placement - ensures the best casting and fish-fighting properties.

Your choice of components - choose your own blank, reel seat, handle type, guides (single- or double-foot), wrap colors, decorative tipping wraps, etc.



Download our courtesy map of the lower Au Sable River (pdf: 5.2mb)


Sage custom fly rod built from the finest components.

Two custom handles built with the finest REC reel seats. The top rod is perfect for fresh water use and the bottom is a great design for saltwater use.


Sage custom fly rod built from the finest components.

Custom handle setup for a top of the line trout rod.  Built with the finest nickel silver reel seat and a burl spalted maple wood insert.

Titanium stripper guides - finest on the market.

Here is one of our most popular 3 color wraps on one of new Sage Z-Axis blanks.



Michigan flyfishing Guide Service / Fishing Trip Pricing / Custom Fly Rods / Michigan Fly Fishing Report / Photo Gallery
Au Sable River at Mio / Au Sable River at Alcona / AuSable River at Oscoda
Betsie River near Traverse City / Rifle River / Contact Streamside

More about Streamside Custom Rod and Guide Service:

Kelly Neuman guides Michigan flyfishing anglers on the trophy waters of the Au Sable River (AuSable River) as well as the Betsie River (Betsy River), Manistee River and Rifle River. His flyfishing float trips include hunting for trophy brown trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, salmon and smallmouth bass on the waters of the AuSable near Grayling, Michigan, Mio, Alcona, and Oscoda, MI on Lake Huron north of Detroit. Michigan fly fishing Lake Huron charter service.

Retail online sales of Sage fly rods (Z-Axis TCX, Xi3, ZXL, Flight) , Winston fly rods (BIIIX, BII-MX, LT, WT), Redington fly rods, Rio fly lines (Rio Gold, Rio Grand, Skagit, Spey, VersiTip) Abel reels, Nautilus reels, Tibor reels and Umpqua flies.  Sage fly rods are the finest on the market! 

Michigan fly fishing guide service for Steelhead occurs during the Winter, Spring and Fall. Fly fishing for Salmon occurs in the Fall on the Betsie River near Traverse City. Trout fly fishing with the fly rod takes place Spring, Summer and Fall, as does Smallmouth Bass fishing.

The fishing guide uses a Clakacraft drift boat on float trips to put his flyfishing (or fly fishing) anglers on fish during the primary Michigan insect hatches such as the Hendrickson, Hexagenia Limbata, Brown Drake, Isonychia, Blue Winged Olive, Stonefly, Caddis and White Fly Ephoron. Streamer fishing techniques are also employed to catch trophy trout on the fly rod.

Guided river float trips are the very best way for fly fishing Michigan beautiful rivers. Trout guides are available on the Manistee River. AuSable steelhead charter service.

Also, contact guide Kelly Neuman (Newman) of Streamside Custom Rod & Guide Service for custom built fly rods, drifting rods, spinning rods and casting rods built from graphite rod blanks from Sage, G. Loomis, Winston, St. Croix and Thomas & Thomas.