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4 Cedars is a fly fishing business in Irons, Michigan. Please view the pinpointed location for 4 Cedars on the Google Map to the right. If you'd like directions to this destination, please click here for directions (provided via Google Maps). Lodging on the Little Manistee River. Great fishing.
Business type: Lodge
Business name: 4 Cedars
Address: Corner of Mack and River
City: Irons
State: Michigan

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Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Good fishing in Cheesman on 11.20.15. Had the Canyon to myself for a few hours which was freegin great and as most of you know, rare. I think the weather report made most folks shy away. There was some snow on the banks but the temps were good and the fish were eating. Did really well, 4 nice fish around 16" within a 45 minute span starting at 10am. Rainbows are keyed in on the browns eggs since they're on the redds. Also had some action with BWOs. (11/25/15)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Great day on the Blue. Flows seamed pretty low... Not sure what they were exactly but the water was definitely low. Tons of rainbows cruising around. Snow was falling and it was nice. Dulled the sound of the highway. Temps were in the high 20's / low 30's. After my first flipper around 11am, I hooked several really nice fish that broke me off. Then finally around 1:30pm I hooked and landed a really fat rainbow. Decent fight... not the best I've had and I'm guessing water temps had a lot to do with that. Either way, great fish. 22" fatty rainbow. Felt like 6 lbs. (03/01/13)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished the Unc at Paco with bigerrfish and had a great day. Flows are up but the water is plenty clear and most importantly the fish are eating. Picked up plenty of browns and rainbows under overcast skies. Fished subsurface all morning and early afternoon and did well. There were some fish rising in the pocket water too. Great day. (04/11/11)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 3 - Fair fly fishing: Fished the Dream Stream today in ridiculous winds. Got a decent brown on a green copper john size 18 and missed several really nice fish on different streamers. Wind was super obnoxious and so was missing the biggens but it was still a good trip. My buddy got 3 small rainbows. There were some really nice fish rising when the wind would let up but I couldn't see a lot of insect activity so I'm assuming it was midges??? Not sure. (03/21/11)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing: Hiked/fished rainbow lake just outside of Walden, Colorado. Perfect temps... bout 75 and sunny and the water was clear and cold. Caught many really nice cutthroats. In order to catch the fish in the lake you need to wait until evening and wade out about 50 feet where the fish are in casting range. (08/22/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished the Dream Stream (Spinney Mile) on 7/14/2010 and 7/15. Got there Thursday night and ran into a really thick caddis hatch but the wind was definitely killing the rises. There were some, but not many fish feeding. I did hook two nice fish on a Matt Guymon streamer. Friday morning around 9:30 there were a lot of Tricos in the air and I saw some incredible fish coming out of the water for these flies. There was one fish (he was in the "riffle" part of the picture I'll post with this report) that would put his nose up and then swim across the riffle and eddy behind it swirving to get as many tricos as he could. Never seen that before and the fish was at least 24". I fished that run for a good hour or so and was fruitless. I was hoping to continue to fish the spinner fall but the damn released and killed the hatch. Oh well... still a great trip. (07/30/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished the Big Thompson River a few miles west of the Dam Store in Roosevelt National Forest. Started around 6 am and there wasn't a ton of insect activity, some midges and some caddis, but both my buddy and I got browns. His took an adams and mine took a bead head hare's ear. (07/29/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 3 - Fair fly fishing: Fished on July 9 near the Six Mile Gap campground. Water was still running pretty high and was off color (tea stained). I think it was running around 700cfs which is about 200cfs too high. Fished with streamers and had two really nice browns chase but no bite. My buddy who I was teaching to fly fish landed two little rainbows. I am assuming it will be in great shape by this weekend. Oh one last thing... while tying on a streamer I snapped the line and it shot the fly straight into my thumb. Ouch! (07/14/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 4 - Poor fly fishing: Fished Clear Creek last weekend. Didn't even see a trout and it was too windy to cast. Bummer. (05/06/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 3 - Fair fly fishing: Fished the Uncompahgre this past weekend. Not much insect activity but had amazing weather. I threw streamers most of the morning and had one on for a little bit but couldn't bring it to net. I had two VERY large fish take an interest but no bite. The first was well over 20 and the second was probably around 20 or 22. After about 10am the action died down. I'll definitely go back to try my luck again. (04/12/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished Rainbow Lake for a short time this past weekend (10/17). Tons of rising trout! Wish I could have spent more time. Landed two decent fish 1 rainbow 1 cutt and missed another fish. Saw some small mayflies and definitely a lot of caddis. They were not very selective... never switched from a size 18 Adams. (10/20/09)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing: Fished the S. Platte in Cheesman Canyon yesterday (8/12/2009) and did really well. Both my brother and I caught about 5-6 fish (all over 14") between 10 am and 1:30 pm. A couple browns were taken right at 10 on BWOs and then subsurface the action was incredible with fish taking several different colors/kinds of midge patterns. (08/12/09)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 3 - Fair fly fishing: Fished the Blue River north of Silverthorne on August 8th. The nymph action was pretty much nonexistent but we did manage to hook some nice fish on dries. A really large rainbow took a green dreake when we first got on the river around 5 and then that was it for a couple hours until they started rising to caddis. Landed several decent rainbows (biggest was 16") between 7:30 and 8 on caddis. (08/12/09)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished the Dream Stream section of the South Platte on August 9th. There were very few tricos (but they were there) and a ton of BWOs in the morning. Not many fish rising though so I went with streamers (all Matt Guymon's patterns) and did really well (4 rainbows from 14" to 19") until about 2pm. Then around 5 or 6 caddis started hatching and my buddy Cam landed a really nice 21" brown on a brown caddis. (08/11/09)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Although the flow seemed a little high the fishing was awesome yesterday (7/20). Hooked at least 15 fish and was able to land many. A couple of bruisers were able to shake the flies out quickly. All the trout I caught/saw were rainbows. They were taking the mysis nymph, pheasant tails, and the green drake emerger. One fish hammered the mysis and jerked my rod but he was off before I could set the hook. I'd like to see how large that fish was. (07/21/09)
Andy Idema (aidema) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Fished the Tarryall above the reservoir this weekend and did very well. There was some caddis action early but when that died down around 10am they were keyed in on copper johns. I also ran a large wooly bugger through some of the deeper runs and had several larger fish follow and try to take but wasn't able to set the hook on any. Fun though! (07/21/09)
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Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Credit River flows through southern Ontario from the area above the Niagara Escarpment to Lake Ontario. The Credit provides spawning areas for chinook salmon, steelhead, and trout making it a popular fly fishing destination. The headwaters of the Credit River is home to a native reproducing brook trout population and also supports planted brown trout. (10/04/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Koaie Stream is located in the Alakai swamp in the kokee area of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. It is very difficult to access but if you want to catch rainbow trout in Hawaii, the Koaie River is your shot. The hike will take about 4 to 6 hours depending on your physical condition and there is some very difficult terrain. If you choose to fly fish the Koaie River though, it will all seem worth it. It's beautiful. It is highly recommended that this hike is done with a guide or with someone that has hiked/fished it in the past. The trail is difficult and at times confusing. Take a GPS unit and bring plenty of water. The trail is almost 5 miles of challenging hiking and it does rain a lot. Once at the stream the fly angler will encounter some difficult wading conditions. Good wading shoes are a must. The stream winds and bends and presents very nice pools. The water is not crystal clear and tropical as you might think, it is a darker brown stained color. This is because the source of the river is the wetest place on earth. As the rain runs through the Alaiaki swamp it picks up this darker color. The trout are healthy and big. And you are catching rainbows on flies in Hawaii... pretty cool. If you choose to fish you will most likely want to camp. A permit can be obtained via the Forest reserve (1-808-274-3433). (08/29/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Saint Marys River starts at the end of Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior and travels southeast into Lake Huron. The river creates an international border, separating Michigan in the United States from Ontario, Canada. Two of the Ontario tributaries of this river are the Garden River and the Bar River. Other tributaries on the Canadian side are Fort Creek, Root River, Little Carp River, Big Carp River, Lower Echo River, Desbarats River, and the Two Tree River. Tributaries to the St Marys River in the United States are Gogomain River, Munuscong River, Little Munuscong River, Brimley River, and the Charlotte River. (07/22/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The longest river in British Columbia Canada is the Fraser River. The Fraser starts at Fraser Pass near Mount Robson and meanders 870 miles into the Strait of Georgia. (05/13/10)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Dream Stream is the name given to the South Platte River as it flows below Spinney Mountain Reservoir and Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir. The water in the Dream Stream is rich in nutrients and is slow moving making rises to dry flies very easy to see. Presentation is tough in the slower water but if done well the angler will definitely be rewarded. There is tons of food for trout and the stream meanders through a meadow that has few trees making casting simple. There are large bends, huge boulders, some sunken logs, and TONS of huge trout. Wind can cause problems but it seems to be less intense early in the mornings. If the angler has trouble hooking fish on dries or nymphs then definitely throw some streamers. Trust me there are some very large trout ready to destroy a streamer that runs through their hole. (08/12/09)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - Above Yellowstone Lake the Yellowstone River flows for hundreds of miles through breath taking scenery across Montana until it meets the Missouri River in North Dakota. The upper Yellowstone River flows for approximately thirty miles before entering the Southeast arm of Yellowstone Lake. The upper reaches of the river are small and difficult to access. The fly angler who hikes in or uses horseback will find cutthroats trout. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Yellowstone River flows out of Yellowstone lake and through a beautiful canyon before reaching Gardiner. Fly anglers can target cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout. There are some very nice fish in the Yellowstone and plenty of insect activity which equals good dry fly fishing. Nymphing is good too and fly anglers that use streamers often are rewarded with huge trout. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - Yellowstone Lake offers excellent fly fishing for cutthroat trout. The water is full of trout and in fact, has the largest population of wild cutthroat in the US. If the wind is not roaring then fly fishing can be quite enjoyable. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - Sunlight Creek is a fly fishing destination located in the Sunlight Wildlife Habitat Management Area 40 miles northwest of Cody. Fly anglers target the cutthroat, rainbow, and brook trout that call Sunlight Creek home. The cutthroat trout are stocked by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - Soda Butte is a small creek in Wyoming that offers great fly fishing. The Soda Butte has riffles and runs with structure and undercut banks where trout can hide. The trout may not be as large on the Soda Butte but there are plenty. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Snake River flows from Yellowstone through Jackson Hole and Snake River Canyon and into Palisades Reservoir. Fly fishing on the Snake is excellent and anglers prefer to fish the large stream via floating although wading is doable. The Snake River is home to the awesome Snake River Cutthroat Trout which is indigenous to the river and naturally reproduces. Fly anglers enjoy the Snake because of the dry fly fishing action. The Snake River is a great place to bring a newbie because the large dries will catch fish. It is scenic and almost always produces. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - Slough Creek flows from Montana into the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The population and size of the cutthroat trout in Slough Creek is remarkable and attracts fly anglers from all over the US. There are rainbows and cutbows in the lower reaches but the Slough is know for the cutthroat fly fishing. Dry fly fishing is exceptional and 16 inch fish are common. Many fly anglers access the slough via hiking/backpacking due to the lack of roads. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The South Fork of the Shoshone River is a fly fishing destination located in northwest Wyoming and offers rainbow, brook, cutthroat, and brown trout. Fly anglers can access the stream via Highway 291 southwest of Cody. The South Fork is managed as a wild fishery with a focus on the cutties on the upper reaches. Fly fishing on the lower stretches often yields large brown trout. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The North Fork of the Shoshone River is located in northwest Wyoming and offers fly anglers rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, and cuttbows. Fly anglers can access the North Fork via the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway west of Cody. Rainbows and cutthroats from Buffalo Bill Reservoir do migrate up the stream to spawn. All trout reproduction is natural. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Lower Shoshone offers fly fishing for some large brown trout and rainbows, brooks, cutthroats, cuttbows. Fly anglers can access the Lower Shoshone via the 3 public fishing areas maintained by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The North Platte is located in South Central Wyoming. It is a freestone above Seminoe Reservoir and a nice tailwater fishery below. Fly anglers refer to a mile section below Seminoe as the miracle mile. There is good fly fishing below Alcova Reservoir (Gray Reef Reservoir) as well. Fly fishing throughout the North Platte will produce large browns and rainbows throughout the season. Fly anglers can access the North Platte via Route 230. There are plenty of campgrounds along the way that offer access as well. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Madison River flows from Yellowstone National Park and offers incredible fly fishing for trout. The insect hatches are prolific and dry fly fishing can be productive. If the fish are not looking upwards, streamer fishing on the Madison yields some monster browns. Fly anglers can catch rainbow trout on the Madison as well. The salmonfly hatch is a popular time to fly fishing the Madison (late June - early July). (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Luce Reservoir provides excellent catch and release fly fishing opportunities close to the Luce Campground. Luce Reservoir contains rainbow trout and fly anglers can access the lake via a short hike on Bald Ridge Trail. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Lamar River starts on the Westside of the Absaroka Range and flows through Lamar Valley. Fly anglers can access the Lamar via the highway between Tower and the Northeast Entrance as it parallels the river. Anglers can hike about 100 yards or so to the river. The best fly fishing is from June through July and anglers can expect good sized cutthroat and rainbow trout. (08/20/08)
Andy Idema (aidema) wrote - The Hogan Reservoir provides great fly fishing. Peak times are from March through July, and then again in early September. Fly anglers have the chance to catch gigantic trout (rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout). (08/20/08)
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