About Your Guide

About your Michigan Fly Fishing Guide

Michigan Fly Fishing Guide - Chad Betts
Michigan King Salmon – Pere Marquette River

Jake displays a gorgeous Michigan King Salmon from the Pere Marquette River.

Born in 1988, Jacob Thomas, (Jake). Originally from Ionia, Michigan, Jake has spent a lifetime on rivers like the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, Big Manistee, and Grand Rivers. When Jake was a youngster, he had the privilege of learning fly fishing techniques from two of the greatest fly fisherman of our time. He has honed his steelhead fishing techniques, forming Jake into the master fly fisherman he is today! As I would say, “This kid is a stick!”

Jake has spent countless hours refining fly fishing techniques, designing trout flies, jigs, and custom painting steelhead beads. He is especially gifted at custom painting trout beads and jigs. He also has some outstanding bait recipes for trophy Brown Trout on the Muskegon River, and Manistee. He has also designed several epic trout patterns for winter steelhead fishing below Tippy and Croton Dam, in Michigan.

Jake Thomas has a kind and patient personality, taking time to give instruction and explain how he catches so many fish! Jake is always wiling to share his experiences and knowledge to ensure everyone has a great day on the water! We are excited about Michigan Fly Fishing Guides, and we are looking forward to sharing these experiences with you and your family!

The Muskegon and Manistee Rivers offer exceptional, world class trout and Steelhead fishing throughout the year. It is our pleasure to make memories, catch fish, and have a great time on the river with you.

** Our guided trout fishing adventures are all inclusive. All the gear, tackle, rods, reels, flies and bait, everything is fully provided, 100% with no additional costs. We welcome you to come as you are, and just relax, and enjoy a great day on the water with us! ** Michigan Fly Fishing Guides, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Michigan Fly Fishing Guides - Muskegon River

Jake with a gorgeous hen brown trout. These fish have been big and feeding well. The streamer game is going big time!