Find the right fly with Ann Miller

Ann Miller, author of Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams

Join us on January 17th to bring your fly selection skills to the next level. Ann Miller will be presenting “Understanding Hatches: The Key to Better Fly Fishing.”

Would you like to be catching more fish? Start with the right fly! It’ll be a great evening of dinner, socializing and fishing tales. If you have any questions, please contact: Don Messinger, 616-846-7600, [email protected]

January 17, 2013 at Watermark Country Club
5500 Cascade Rd., Grand Rapids (map)
5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner


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Ann Miller

Ann Miller has been fishing her entire life, but can now say that she has been exclusively fly fishing for more than half that time. A member of the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited, she decided to become more active in the Great Lakes Council 20 years ago, becoming editor of the now defunct newsletter, The Leader. Editing quickly lead to writing, and before long she was penning essays for other publications. Tom Helgeson encouraged her to submit her work to Midwest Fly Fishing, and soon she was writing her own bimonthly column, Natural Settings, for the magazine.

Ann’s most recent project stemmed from her love of fly fishing and teaching. While teaching beginning and intermediate fly fishing schools, she became frustrated with the lack of comprehensive Midwest information on insect hatches, taxonomy, behavior, and flies to match them. An aquatic biologist, she decided to tackle the world of bugs head on, and the result is Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams. The field guide was published in late 2011 by Frank Amato Publications and has already gone into its second printing.

In addition to writing, Ann is the president and co-founder of Flygirls, an organization whose purpose is to help women to get into the field of fly fishing. The club was founded in 1996 and continues in its purpose to teach women to fly fish as well as provide fly fishing and fly tying outings around the state. More information on Flygirls can be found at

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