Reserve your spot for the Annual Wa Wa Sum outing on The Au Sable in September!


Join the Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited at the historic Wa Wa Sum Lodge on the banks of the Au Sable mainstream in Grayling Friday September 13-Sunday September 15. The lodge is located on the section known as the “Holy Water”. Wa Wa Sum is located just downstream from the birth place of Trout Unlimited. TU was formed at George Griffith’s home, The Barbless Hook, in July of 1959. Wa Wa Sum is a historic lodge dating back to 1880 and was originally owned by the Stranahan family from Toledo, Ohio. Michigan State University acquired it in 1982 and uses it primarily as a research center. They rent the lodge to various organizations throughout most of the year. This event is open to all members of the Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited and their guest(s). Must be 21 or older to attend. Reservations are needed see The Events Calendar for details

For the Love of Rivers May 5th at Traverse City Opera House with Dr. Kurt Fausch


Dr. Kurt Fausch is a renowned fisheries ecologist who spent a career studying how fish make a living in streams and how streams are linked to their riparian forests. In this talk and film, he crosses boundaries of countries, cultures, and scientific disciplines to explore why healthy, connected rivers are essential for fish, and humans, and how we can conserve them — in Michigan and beyond.

His book, For The Love Of Rivers and film, River Webs both speak to the largely unknown bond between the river environment and the surrounding forest.  Join us for a FREE screening of the film and an opportunity to meet Dr. Fausch during a post-movie book signing.

While there is no cost to the event we are requiring a ticket for admission.  Click HERE to learn more and register.

For The Love of Rivers Book Trailer from Kurt Fausch on Vimeo.

Adams Chapter Trout Unlimited Cold Water Celebration and Fundraising Banquet


Fri, April 5, 2019        6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

The Adams Chapter is excited to once again be at The Hagerty Center to celebrate the region’s cold water resources and raise funds for future efforts. There’s an awful lot to celebrate as we acknowledge the removal of the Sabin Dam, the last of three dams removed, and that’s restored free flow to The Boardman river all the way from its headwaters to Union Street in downtown. We’ll be set up for a light hearted, but informational, cocktail format. There will be great food, cash bar, music, silent auction, live auction, games and more. Seating is limited to 200 and we sold out our last event so please purchase your tickets now as there will likely be none available the night of the event.

Tickets available on line Through EventBrite

Click here for more information and to Purchase Tickets


The Hagerty Center
715 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Send your teen to the Michigan Trout Unlimited Youth Trout Camp!

The Kalamazoo Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited is hosting the Michigan Youth Trout Camp  Sunday June 23- Thursday June 27th, 2019 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake, located at 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon, MI 48653 in the heart of Northern Michigan trout country. The four-day Camp is designed to educate our 14-16 year old boys and girls, who will become our next generation of conservation leaders, about the importance of protecting our coldwater resources. Campers will learn that how we choose to use our land can affect the health of our streams, our trout, and ourselves. We will discuss stream restoration. Campers will collect and learn to identify macro-invertebrates important to trout and learn what they can tell us about water quality and stream habitat. Students will discover what trout need to survive, where they hide, and, with help from some of Michigan`s leading conservationists and anglers, how to catch them. No previous fly fishing experience is necessary! In the evenings, the students will get to test their new skills on all three branches of the famous Au Sable River, casting to beautiful brookies, spunky rainbows, and big brown trout. All of this will be under the guidance of local experts and Trout Unlimited volunteers. This camp is educational, but is also designed to be fun! The Camp is made possible through the efforts of TU National and the many TU Chapters with their volunteers and members. Also included are the MI DNR Fisheries Division, the staff at the RAM Center, Americorp and DEQ volunteers, and many MI and Midwest Angling Guides and other conservationists who have so graciously given of their time and talents to this Camp.

The normal cost for the camp is $700 but The Adams Chapter is proud to sponsor 1/2 the cost ($350) for up to three campers and there is usually additional funding available upon request if you need help with the remainder.  Spots are limited so please submit your application as soon as possible.  Click HERE to download your application.  In order to get funding from The Adams Chapter Trout Unlimited, please submit your completed application with supporting materials to John Wyrwas at or Education Chair Kate Bailey at  They’re both also available if you have additional questions.  Applications must be received by April 15th!


Adams Chapter TU Fly Tying Workshop On Saturday, February 23, from 9:30 AM to 12 PM

A Family Fly Tying Workshop

Would you like to learn how to tie you own flies or brush up on the basics?

The Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a Family Fly Tying Event for Saturday February 23, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Conservation Districts Learning Center at 1450 Cass Rd. from 9:30 AM to 12 pm.

This will be an entry level activity with basic fly tying fun for everyone. We’ll be starting with a few simple patterns. All necessary equipment and materials will be provided for you to begin your fly tying experience.

The event will be Free of charge for anyone attending so bring the entire family. Refreshments will be provided along with instructors. Family memberships to Trout Unlimited will also be available for purchase at this event.

Space is limited to 20 tiers, so don’t delay. Please call and make your family reservation today, time is short and we need to make our final plans for this special event.

We are also very grateful to have representatives from The Northern Angler and Streamside Orvis on hand with vices and materials and a wealth of knowledge for new and experienced Fly Fishers.

Call Greg Miller, event planner at 989 528-0405 or by e-mail to We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday the 23rd. at the Nature Center for a few hours of fly tying fun.