• Welcome to the U.P.


    There's no better way to unplug from the hustle of everyday life than getting out in nature and spending time on a secluded, scenic river and catching some beautiful fish. You might be looking for a new adventure, just learning the sport, or a diehard angler looking for that trophy, maybe you're planning a special trip with friends, or a family passing through and exploring the area -- getting people out, catching fish, and experiencing the beautiful Upper Peninsula with a fly rod is what we do best.


    At the end of the day, our guests usually call it a trip of a lifetime, we just call it having fun.

  • "Chris at Caddis Shack Guide Service provided us with some of the best guiding services we have had in our 40 years of fly fishing! He is patient, kind, knowledgeable beyond words, and so conscientious of our every need. We highly recommend his services. We will hope to return to the Upper Peninsula soon and will obviously schedule another wonderful fly fishing trip with him."

    - David

    "Jason and Chris of Caddis Shack Guide Service were fantastic for our trout fishing trip. They are extremely knowledgeable about fly fishing, the rivers, and were extremely patient with us. I have used other guides in different parts of the country and they were the best that I have ever used. When we go back to the Upper Peninsula, we will be using Chis and Jason again. We had such a great time and owe it to our excellent guides.

    - Dan

    "Jason was amazing. I almost had to back out because I was having lower back issues but he totally catered to that & made sure I was safe & more important than being safe he made sure I caught fish. My son and I had a blast out there. He did a great job of making sure we both had an amazing experience. I can’t wait to get back out there with him!!! Great job you guys are doing! This world needs more people like you!!"

    - Eli & Son

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    "Chris is an amazing guy with all the knowledge you can imagine about fly fishing! He was great with tips and instructions about various techniques and flies to use when targeting smallmouth or steelhead. If there was 10 stars he’d get that!”

    - STEVE

    "Had an amazing time fly fishing on a guided trip down the Escanaba. Jason worked with us to update our plans when conditions didn’t cooperate and make sure we got the most out of our trip. Highly recommend Caddis Shack when in the U.P."

    - David

    "Simply the best! I'm blown away by the experience that I just had fishing with Caddis Shack Guide Service. Beautiful water. Beautiful fish. Wonderful conversation and just an all-around great time on the river."

    - John

  • Recent Blogs

    Thinking about a fly fishing adventure in the Upper Peninsula? We'd love to help make that a reality. Give us a call and let us help you plan the perfect trip. Or, if you'd like to explore on your own, we've put together quite a few articles and fishing reports share this amazing area we call home.

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