Fly Fishing Northern Wisconsin
and Upper Michigan Rivers

For more information,
please call 906-364-1137

Our Mission:
Musky on a fly rod, smallmouth bass on a fly rod. This is the passion of To A River Guide Service. Nothing can match the slamming
take of a musky as he crushes your streamer fly. An explosion of water as a smallmouth bass engulfs your top water bug. The rod bending tug as a trophy brown trout ripps into your streamer,or inhales your hex fly. These are experiences that we would help you achieve. Being blessed with a vast warm water fishery, To A River Guide Service has the knowledge and the experience to take you
on this rewarding journey.

The rivers of northern Wisconsin we fish include the Flambeau, Chippewa, and the Manitowish river systems. Michigans Upper Peninsula aka the "UP" offers hundreds of miles of remote wilderness rivers that are home to trophy brown and brook trout.
We access these rivers by state of the art drift boats. They are
remote and beautiful and will leave a lasting impression, but more important, these rivers are home to big toothy fish. Fish that could bring you a line class record with a fly rod. When we are not guiding, we are fishing. Fly fishing is what we do and we are hard core. Bring your fly rod, your rain coat, an open mind, and we will take care of the rest by guiding you to a lasting experience.

John Coolidge Jr., Owner
Licensed & Insured Guide

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"...When needed, John will make suggestions which improve your chances of catching
a fish and bringing it to the boat. ... He is a pleasant man, a smart man, and it was a pleasure to fish from his boat.  Simply put, John Coolidge is the "complete" guide and
I'm pleased to have found him. He is the best!

~Lane Reeves, clockmaker and retired physician

(read this full testimonial on the testimonials page along with
other comments from past clients.)

Using drift boats, we specialize in trophy musky and smallmouth bass on a fly!