FFI Certified Fly Casting Instructor

MI DNR Licensed and Insured
Guide, LLC
Mangans Cast-a-fly Fly Casting Instruction
Guided Drift Boat Trips
manganscastafly@gmail.com 586-819-9032 Ausable and Manistee Rivers


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IFFF Certified Instructor

TFO Rods Pro Staffer

Certified IFFF Guide

Ausable River Outfitters
Pro Staffer
Instructor/Guide for Ron's Fly Shop
Rons Fly Shop

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Scientific Angler
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RIO Products
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  Our Rates

William T Mangan
Bill teaching his son to fly fish (1994)

Fly Casting Lessons

Advanced Lessons

Guided Trips

Cancellation Policy

 Bill teaching his daughter to cast a fly
Bill teaching his daughter to fly fish (1994) 
Bill's two favorite students!

Casting Lessons:
Introduction to Fly Casting: $160.00
(4 hour class)
Group rate discounts available.
Students will learn:

  • Proper grip and stance
  • Loop control
  • Pick up and lay down
  • False casting
  • Line control
  • Shooting line
  • Roll Cast
  • Double haul (time permitting)
Bill Mangan with an Ausable Brown Trout 
Bill Mangan with an
Ausable brown trout.

Advanced lessons: $40.00 per hour
(2hr minimum)

2014 Calcakcraft Eddy Drift Boat

2014 Calcakcraft Eddy Drift Boat
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Guided Trips:

  • Full Day (average 8-9 hrs.)
    1 or 2 Anglers  $395.00
  • Half Day (average 4 -5 hrs.)
    1 or 2 Anglers  $360.00



Included in a full day guided trip:
Your guided trip will be in a 2014 Calcakcraft Eddy Drift Boat. You are welcome to bring your own equipment. If you don't have your own equipment, you will be supplied with all the equipment you need. I supply Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) Fly Rods and all Flies are provided during the trip. No extra charge for Flies.

I provide a shore lunch, soft drinks and water. Please advise me on any special dietary needs.

If you feel you could use a little help with your casting, I will help you improve on your casting during the trip down the river. If you are new to Fly Casting, I will take a half an hour or so at the beginning of your day to teach you some casting fundamentals. I will then help you improve on your casting while going down the river on your trip.

Included in a half day trip:
Everything that is included in the full day except snacks are provided instead of a lunch.

Please Understand:
Catching fish is not a guarantee. What is guaranteed is that I will do everything in my power to make your trip a wonderful experience.
Gratuities are not expected but are greatly appreciated.

Waters I Guide on:
Ausable River
Upper Manistee River
Muskegon River (available upon request)

Cancellation Policy:
Deposit of $100.00 is required upon booking of trip. Two week cancellation notice is required or $100.00 deposit is non-refundable.