The Northern Angler was founded in 2003 with the idea that fly fishing is not just for the rich or the very experienced and that fly fishing is not just for trout. In 2010, Brian Pitser, a former Fly Fishing Industry Sales Representative and Fly Fishing Guide of over 14 years, purchased the store and moved it two blocks east. Wishing to build on the tradition already established with the fly shop, he has started adding inventory and expanding the lines, guiding opportunities and fly fishing travel opportunities. The Northern Angler carries an extensive selection of flies for every species: trout, warmwater, saltwater, you name it, if it swims, we have a fly for it. For over a century fly fishermen & anglers from all over the world have flocked to our waters to experience the diversity and beauty that our fly fishing rivers are famous for. Ernest Hemingway, John Voelker, the Wullf family and many others have traveled Northern Michigan in pursuit of our wary browns, mighty rainbows, and beautiful brook trout. Nestled along the Boardman River, the river that inspired the creation of the Adams fly, is The Northern Angler, dedicated to continuing the fly fishing traditions that our Michigan rivers hold.
Redington, Sage, Scientific Anglers, Simms, Fishpond, Airflo, Ross Reels, Waterworks-Lamson, Scott Fly Rods, Rio Products, Nautilus Reels
We specialize in:
Fly Rods, Fly Reels, Fly Lines, Leaders and Tippets, Fly Boxes, Waders, Flies, Wading Boots, Fly tying tools and materials