Fly Fishing the Flat River In Michigan

Fly Fishing Serenity on the Flat River in Michigan

The Flat River in Michigan offers a serene and inviting haven for fly fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful angling retreat. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, this hidden gem provides a unique fly fishing experience that caters to anglers of all skill levels. The slow and gentle flow of the river makes it an ideal location for honing fly casting techniques and perfecting presentations.

Anglers exploring the Flat River will encounter various fish species, Smallmouth Bass being the primary target. Whether wading through the shallows or drifting along in a canoe, the opportunities for fly fishing abound, and the river's secluded nature enhances the sense of connection with nature.

For beginners, the Flat River serves as an excellent classroom to learn the fundamentals of fly fishing. Its calm waters and forgiving surroundings provide a low-pressure environment to practice casting and gain confidence on the fly rod. Seasoned anglers, on the other hand, will appreciate the challenge of fine-tuning their skills to tempt the elusive trout and bass.

Besides the thrill of catching fish, the Flat River offers a chance to immerse oneself in the tranquility of Michigan's natural beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery and the gentle murmur of the river, anglers can find solace and rejuvenation amidst the soothing ambiance.

For an unforgettable fly fishing experience that combines the joy of catching fish with the serenity of nature, the Flat River in Michigan is a hidden gem that promises an angling adventure unlike any other. Guided fly fishing trips with outfitters like Nomad Anglers can further enhance the experience, providing local expertise and insider tips to make the most of every moment spent on the Flat River's tranquil waters.

Book Your Guided Fly Fishing Adventure: 

Call 616-805-4393 or send us an email

To embark on an exceptional guided fly fishing journey on West Michigan's renowned rivers, contact Nomad Anglers today. Our friendly staff will assist you in choosing the perfect trip, customizing the experience to match your preferences, and ensuring you have an unforgettable time on the waters of West Michigan.

Flat River Smallmouth Bass Fishing


Full Day- $450

Half Day - $350

Half Day Walk In - $275

Hourly Instructional - $50/hr

  • 1-2 Anglers
  • 3 Hour max
  • Casting instruction
  • Equipment and Flies provided
  • Valid Michigan Fishing License, waders and boots required for walk in instruction

A deposit of $200 is required at the time of booking to secure dates for Full, Half, and Walk in trips.


  • A deposit of $200 is required at the time of booking to secure dates for Full and Half Day trips, $100 for Half Day Walk In Trips, and $25 for Hourly Instruction. The balance will be collected at the date of the trip.
  • If a trip is cancelled 30 days prior to the scheduled date, deposits will be refunded. 
  • For cancellations within 30 days of the scheduled trip date, refunds or rescheduling will be left to our discretion. We will try to be fair and flexible. 
  • Deposits are non-refundable within 7 days of scheduled trip. 
  • Consumption of alcohol is discouraged
  • Use or possession of illegal drugs is prohibited in the boat. 

Join Nomad Anglers for Unforgettable Fly Fishing Adventures:

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of West Michigan's rivers and elevate your fly fishing skills with the guidance of our experienced anglers. Nomad Anglers is committed to providing you with a memorable and fulfilling fishing adventure in the heart of West Michigan's natural beauty. Guided fly fishing trips are available for Trout, Steelhead, Salmon, and Smallmouth Bass. Book your trip today and discover the joys of guided fly fishing with us! Call 616-805-4393 or email