Trout and Steelhead Schools

Instruction is from our Orvis Endorsed Guides.

Included in the school:  Two nights stay at the lodge, two continental breakfasts, two lunches and a half day guide trip $405/person based on double occupancy.  Single occupancy add $30.



♦  7:00 pm – meet and greet at the lodge

♦  7:30 – 8:30 pm – gear rigging demonstration



♦  9:00 am – power point presentation on trout and steelhead

♦  10:00 am – on the water learning casting technique and how to read the water

♦  1:30 pm – lunch at the lodge

♦  2:00 – 3:30 pm – fly basics, knot tying and classroom instruction

♦  3:30 pm – class ends and a good time to hit the river to try out what you’ve learned



♦  9:00 am – half day guide trip

♦  2:00 pm – back at the lodge and lunch

♦  Class is complete – leave with the new knowledge about Michigan trout


Itinerary subject to change for night time classes.

2018 School Dates

January 12th – 15th Steelhead School “Martin Luther King Day Special” Sunday Night FREE

February 16th – 18th Steelhead School

March 16th – 18th Steelhead School

April  27th – 29th “Trout Opener” Beginner Fly fishing School

May 25th – May 28th Streamer School “Memorial Day Special” Sunday night FREE

June 8th – 10th Gray Drake Dry Fly School

July 6th – 8th “HEX” Dry Fly School

August 10th – 12th Trout School  “Terrestrials”

August 31st – September 3rd Salmon School “Labor Day Weekend Special” Sunday Night FREE

October 26th – 28th  Steelhead School

November 9th – 12th  Steelhead School Veterans Day Special” Sunday Night FREE

December 14th-16th Steelhead School

** For 2018, The Pere Marquette River Lodge is offering an additional Sunday Night Special for those attending the holiday weekend schools:

Those who enroll for the schools during the following holiday weekends have the option for an additional Sunday night stay FREE!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 12 – 15)

Memorial Day (May 25 – 28)

Labor Day (Aug 31 –  Sept 4)

Veteran’s Day (Nov 9-12)