Trout and Steelhead Schools

Schools are a great opportunity to learn more about fishing here on the Pere Marquette River, get some time on the water with one of our excellent Orvis-endorsed guides, and make connections with other fishy folks.

Included in the school: Two nights stay at the lodge, two lunches and a half day guide trip.


Double Occupancy: $565 a person

Single Occupancy: $600

No Lodging: $460



♦  6:00 – 7:00 pm – meet and greet at the lodge


♦  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 nighttime classes.

2023 Schools

February 17-19: Steelhead

March 3-5: Steelhead

April 21-23: Steelhead

May 26-28: Streamer

June 23-25: Hex/Mousing

July 21-23: Mousing

August 11-13: Terrestrial

September 1-3: Salmon

October 20-22: Steelhead

November 3-5: Steelhead

December 1-3: Steelhead

*Please call the fly shop to book.*