River-Friendly Wear for Northern Michigan Fly Fishing

Fly fishing guide and outdoor photographer Daniel Shepler shares his favorite river-friendly wear for Northern Michigan fly fishing. His recommendations were originally featured in “Fly Fishing: For the Love of Gear” in the May 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


Keeping dry, warm (or cool), bug free and comfortable … it’s all possible with today’s engineered fabrics.

Redington Sonic Pro Stocking Foot Waders
Articulated seams give you extra mobility, while the well-thought- out pockets are perfect for stowing flies and gear.
$299.95

Simms Cuda Short Sleeve Shirt
Built to be worn on the river or around town. This slim fit shirt is a perfect summer choice for anglers who do more than just fish.
$64.95

Simms Headwaters Boot
 Lightweight, long-lasting, slip-resistant boots that are easy to slip on and off.
$179.95

Rep Your Water Trout Socks
Designed to be worn under waders for a comfortable day on the water.
$29.95

Fishpond Chaco
Provides exceptional grip and traction wherever your fishing adventures take you.
$110

Simms G3 Guide Jacket
A Gore-Tex shell with microfleece-lined hand-warmer pockets and adjustable dry cuffs that keep water out when landing a fish.
$449.95

Simms Fall Run Vest
Insulated with the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of any synthetic insulation around, this vest will keep you fishing when the temperature starts to drop.
$149.95

Fishpond Nomad El Jefe Net
Durable, lightweight, and waterproof, this net can handle any fish you throw in it.
$199.95

Classic Gear: Ed Cummings Net
Made by a Flint, Michigan–based craftsman, this classic net is an icon of Mitten-state rivers.
$125

Simms Waypoints Small Hip Pack
Front compartment unzips to form a convenient molded-foam workstation with enough pockets for all the essential fly gear.
$99.95

Fishpond Westwater Boat Bag
With enough room for extra clothes, fly boxes, and a sack lunch, this bag will keep your gear protected while in the boat.
$229.95


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