The Michigan Fly Fishing club is dedicated to promoting education for all those interested in the arts, crafts, and science of fly fishing. To meet this goal we offer annual education based programs and resources.

Club Library

One of the benefits of club membership is access to the MFFC Library of over 500 books and DVDs.

Monthly Meetings

Speaker meetings and activity meetings both offer different learning opportunities.

Speaker meetings host guest speakers in the industry to speak on topics including conservation, scientific information, along with local and foreign fly fishing destinations and more.

Activity meetings, held September through May, have at different times encompassed rod building, conservation, survey panels, casting, and always fly tying. Tell us what you are looking for.

Public Events

Events for Club Members

Fly Tying at Michigan Fishing Shows

Project Healing Waters

Veteran fishing in a wheelchair
A veteran enjoys fly fishing through Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters is dedicated to using fly fishing-related activities to promote the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans.

Officially organized at Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), the endeavor began in 2005, serving disabled active duty service members and veterans at the Walter Reed Medical Center.  Since then, Project Healing Waters has expanded across the country, establishing more than 200 volunteer-run programs at Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.  Today, more than 3,000 volunteers serve more than 8,000 disabled active-duty personnel and veterans.

PHWFF volunteers provide basic instruction in all aspects of fly fishing, from fly casting to fly tying and rod building.  Project Healing Waters also arranges for one-day and multi-day fishing trips, providing program participants with time on the water and exposure to the physically and emotionally restorative properties of fly fishing.

PHWFF is unique in that volunteers are engaged with program participants on an on-going, long-term basis.  It’s more than a one-time fishing experience.  For many participants, the socialization and camaraderie of PHWFF sessions are just as important as the outing.

The Michigan Fly Fishing Club sponsors the Ann Arbor PHWFF, which is one of the three PHWFF programs within the state of Michigan.   It launched in November 2019. The other PHWFF programs are located in Battle Creek and Traverse City with tentative plans to open another Program on the eastern side of the state in the near future.

As of August 25, 2021, PHWFF received the green light to meet in person again in the southeast Michigan area. As soon as a venue is procured, events will be posted under the Events tab of this website.