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Current Works is the fly-fishing guide service of Ted Kraimer and is operated with the idea of getting you into the most enjoyable and best fishing around. With so many species to choose from, four seasons to fish in and different watersheds, all within an hour’s drive of Traverse City, you will come to learn why Field & Stream magazine has recently named this area as one of the Top-10 best fishing towns in America.
Spend a day floating the Upper Manistee River in a drift boat casting dry flies to selective trout, bouncing nymphs for Steelhead and Salmon on the Betsie River or the Big Manistee river bellow Tippy Dam in a Jet Sled, stripping streamers & poppers for Smallmouth Bass on the Manistee, wade fishing on the Boardman river or stalking Golden Bones (carp fishing) on the flats of Grand Traverse Bay – you will understand what makes this area such a great place to fish.
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Search Engine Optimization Overview: In addition to flyfishing the Maniste, Betsy and Broadman Rivers near Travese City Michigan, we have additional water nearby that you might be interested in fishing including: the Platte river, the Bear river, the upper manistee river, the Ausable river, and flies-only section of the upper manistee river. These rivers all have steelhead fishing, salmon fishing, trout fishing and are still located in Northern Michigan. Looking for warm water fly fishing, then try Grand Traverse Bay for Smallmouth Bass and Carp fly fishing. Guide Ted Kraimer (Cramer or kramer) of Currentworks will draw on his experience to make sure you have a great day on the water – whichever river you choose to drift or bay to wade. All guided flyfishing trips / charters takes place in Northern Michigan and all trips are catch and release to promote future populations of fish to catch year after year. All full-day fly fishing trips include a streamside prepared lunch. Book a guide trip for either a full-day, half-day or a casting lesson for both beginners and advanced casters alike, including spey casting. We specialize in fly fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, salmon, carp, smallmouth bass and brook trout. Our mayfly and caddis hatches are prolific and widespread. Our most notable are little black stoneflies, Hendricksons, Black Caddis / Mother’s Day Caddis, Mahoganies (Mahogany Duns), Borcher’s Drake (Black Quills) Isonycias (Maroon Duns, White Glove Howdys, Slate Winged Drake), Brown Drakes, The Hex Hatch (Michigan Caddis, Troutsman hex, Canadian Soldier, Hexagenia Limbata), Tricos, Light Cahills, and others. When the hatches are not cooperating, we cast big streamers for trophy trout. We fish mostly from a drift-boat but can and do get out to wade fish especially when we have a good riser tucked in a place that requires a little stealth. We use equipment from a number of leading manufacturers including Sage, Scott, and Redington Rods, Lamson, Ross, Bauer, and Nautilus Reels, Rio and Scientific Anglers Fly Lines and hand tied flies by myself, Jerry Regan, and other local tiers as well as flies from wholesale companies including Rainys flies, Orvis and Umpqua Feather Merchants. Come fish while visiting Traverse City whether you’re here for the National Cherry Festival, a summer vacation with the family, golfing our many golf courses in and around Traverse City, the Traverse City Film Festival or while here on business. Ted Kraimer of Current Works LLC is insured and is a licensed guide with the State of Michigan. Ted lives in Grand Traverse County where there are plenty of places to fish nearby. Please feel free to visit this website for honest fly fishing reports.