Michigan DNR Offers Women’s Fly Fishing for Chinook Salmon Workshop Sept. 12-14

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Michigan DNR Offers Women's Fly Fishing for Chinook Salmon Workshop Sept. 12-14The Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is offering an exciting program, Sept. 12-14, for women who are interesting in experiencing the thrill of fishing the Pere Marquette River for big chinook salmon using a fly rod while fishing from a drift boat.

The Orvis-endorsed Pere Marquette River Lodge is one of the premium fishing destinations in the Upper Midwest. Women will arrive Friday night, Sept. 12, for a get-acquainted party and guest lecturer. On Saturday and Sunday there will be an intensive eight to 10 hours of fly fishing instruction from the boats. There will be two women per boat with one guide.

“Participants will learn more on this trip about what a chinook does when it is hooked and what it feels like to fight a big fish using light tackle,” said Lynn Marla, DNR BOW coordinator. “In addition to providing invaluable instruction, these world-class fishing guides also will prepare a gourmet shore lunch each day.”

The workshop, which is limited to 12 participants, is $500. This fee will cover all room costs for two nights, two continental breakfasts, gourmet shore lunches and the Saturday night dinner. Fly fishing equipment will be provided, but women are encouraged to bring their own if they have it.

Workshop information is available online at www.michigan.gov/bow or by contacting Lynn Marla at (517) 241-2225; e-mail: marlal [at] michigan [dot] gov.