Epicurean Angler-Matthew Supinski's Selectivity/Nexus Blog- Everything Trout/Steelhead/Salmon

Epicurean Angler-Matthew Supinski's Selectivity/Nexus Blog- Everything Trout/Steelhead/Salmon

The Lodge/Hosts

Fly Fishing at its Finest for Trout/Steelhead and Pacific and Atlantic Salmon! Perched high above on a bluff overlooking Michigan’s World Class Muskegon River, our upscale three story cedar and log lodges are both great places to plan a family vacation, fly fishing/ bird hunting getaways or more perfectly for corporate business rendezvous and meetings. Located in a North-wood's setting, you can walk down the steps to the Trout, Steelhead and Salmon filled waters right below the lodges. Lodging offers various room types, provides a Gourmet breakfast in the morning and you can have a culinary dinner feast fireside provided by World Class Chefs. Having a drink by the warm stone Swedish fireplaces or fire pit along with a massage ( we can arrange for you) can quickly melt the stress away.
Also we fish a host of tiny small spring creeks in the near area county that has wild browns and brook trout in the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
In addition to fly fishing, there are many other activities available to others that choose not to fly fish. Wildlife Abounds in the area. Bird watching on the deck, seeing bald eagles, wild turkey, grouse and various waterfowl can be a pleasant way to spend the day. World Class Golf Courses, Kayaking, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Snowmobiling, Cross-Country/Down Hill Skiing and Shopping at the cute little boutiques in Newaygo can be a great way to enjoy your visit. The gorgeous sand dune beaches of aqua clear Lake Michigan are just a quick drive away.

YOUR HOSTS- Laurie & Matthew

For twenty-five years, Matt and Laurie Supinski together with their excellent team of guides and the rest of their professional staff have prided themselves in offering the very best in fly fishing, guiding, lodging and hospitality period in West Michigan. Every picture on this site tells a part of the whole story with a smile! Our professional guides take great pleasure in fishing with seasoned veterans. But they excel in teaching new anglers from beginners, novices, children and families, to guiding advanced experts. We specialize in guiding 12 months a year - not just when the fish are on gravel in the spring and fall.

Why? - because we have a passion and an understanding of how trout, steelhead and salmon and their rivers behave throughout the bountiful four season wonderland of the Great Lakes. We tie and invent our own fly patterns and study the insect hatches so we can bring the magic of taking a fish on the fly to you in a special way. With our broad experience of fishing throughout North America and the world, our goal is to exceed your expectations and have you walking away having learned or perfected your techniques, catching fish and enjoying a refreshing day in nature. With this, we hope for you to yearn for a return visit to the Gray Drake Lodge.

Having pursued Steelhead, Trout, Pacific and Atlantic Salmon for over 50  years throughout the world, proprietor and guide Matthew Supinski and his wife Laurie make an excellent team, have intrinsic knowledge of the fish species and the techniques for success.

Through his book authorship's, free-lance magazine writings and photography, Matt Supinski is in touch with the most progressive methods, techniques and tackle. Having been born and raised in the Great Lakes, Matt and his outstanding Pro Staff guides will proudly and enthusiastically guide you to the incredible angling experience, and the Silver and Brown bounty our waters provide.