What to Bring for Your Fly Fishing Trip

Here’s a suggested list of items to bring for your Muskegon River fishing trip along with Frequently Asked Questions.

Spring, Summer and Fall Checklist

  • Michigan fishing license (for non-residents you can purchase day, three-day and annual licenses)
  • 7-8wt rod and reel (we can provide equipment if needed)
  • Breathable waders (Spring, Fall and Winter)
  • Layers of clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Wet wading shorts featuring quick-drying synthetic material; no cotton (ideal for July-September)
  • Sun hat, buff and lotion
  • Polarized glasses
  • Water bottle (we will provide water but not in disposable plastic bottles)
  • Water sandals (summer)
  • Camera
  • Your own flies if you want to bring them (we will provide flies and tippet)
  • Small gear bag for rain jacket, layers of clothing, sun lotion, etc.

Winter Checklist (in addition to above items)

  • Warm winter jacket/coat ideally with “wind-stop” exterior
  • Fleece pants under waders or rain pants
  • Gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Good attitude!