River Guide Rates


Here at AuSable River Outfitters, we work with a selection of the best fly fishing guides around. These guides have spent many years out on the river catching and teaching others the art of fly fishing. If you've never been fly fishing, want to learn more about the art, or are looking for a day to remember - book a trip with our experts! 


Day Float Trips: (Available March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October) 

Full Day (8 Hours): $450 - One or Two Anglers


Hex Floats / Mouse Floats:

Full Day: $450 – One or Two Anglers


Wading / Instruction Trips (All Year, Average 4 Hours):

1-2 Anglers: $350, $50 Each Additional Angler


Off-season Floats: (Available November, December, January, and February)

5-6 Hours, includes snack: $400 


Day trips include a lunch, drink, and snack. Half day trips include a snack and drink.


Please Note:

A $100 fee is charged for trips cancelled less than five days from their scheduled date. Trips canceled within 24 hours are charged the full rate of the float and will not receive a refund.




AuSable River Outfitters Guide

     Bill is a (FFI) Fly Fishers International Certified Fly-Casting Instructor and Michigan DNR Certified/Insured Fly-Fishing Guide.

     Bill has been Fly Fishing since 1980 and has over 30 years’ experience operating a Drift Boat. He also does private Fly-Casting lessons. Bill is truly passionate in what he does, and loves to teach and bring people up in the sport of Fly-Fishing, especially the art of Fly Casting.

     After retiring as a Lieutenant from Law Enforcement after 28 ½ years with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, he was then able to pursue his passion of Fly Fishing full-time! Each year Bill does Fly Casting Seminars / Demonstrations for several Organizations and Venues, throughout Michigan, Montana and Minnesota.

     Bill has written Fly Casting articles for the Woods-N-Water Magazine and has been featured several times on Michigan Out of Doors. He is also involved with Project Healing Waters. Give ARO a call today to book a guided trip or have fly-casting lessons with Bill.

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