Michigan Trout Unlimited is the coordination and representation for 20 local chapters of TU and over 7,000 individuals, devoted to the conservation, protection and restoration of Michigan's coldwater fish and their watersheds. Michigan is blessed with a vast wealth of wonderful and unique trout streams, over 11,000 inland lakes, and the largest sources of cold freshwater in North America - the Great Lakes. Michigan TU does whatever it takes to advocate for the prudent management of these resources, including on-the-ground stream improvements, angler & steward education, research, partnerships and collaboration with other conservation groups and governmental agencies, and policy development. Michigan is the birthplace of Trout Unlimited, and Michigan TU continues that proud heritage with its work today.
The Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the Michigan Youth Trout Camp July 7 - 11, 2013 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake, in the heart of Northern Michigan trout country. The four-day Camp is designed to educate our 12-16 year old boys and girls, who will become our next generation of conservation leaders, about the importance of protecting our coldwater resources.
For More information visit the Kalamazoo Valley Chapter website: www.kvctu.org
Location: Ranch Rudolph (12 miles south of Traverse City - on the Boardman River) - Visit their website!
The Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School is indeed one of the country's finest. The school runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Beginners are instructed in the basics of fly casting and fly fishing and are introduced to a wide variety of angling interests. Experienced fly fishers will improve their skills, technique and knowledge of the sport. Even experts are sure to learn something new.
The School's courteous and highly talented instructors provide challenging and constructive guidance to students of all skill levels. More importantly, there are plenty of instructors on hand to assure very personalized attention.
Three levels of instruction are offered. The beginner level of instruction is for people who have never tried fly casting before. Intermediate instruction is designed for those with some fly fishing experience who want to brush up on fundamentals and casting techniques while learning more about their application. Advanced instruction is reserved for those whose skills are proficient and who want to learn more challenging techniques and methods.