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Ray Schmidt Flies
Every caster now has a great selection of affordable fly rods that can handle just about any condition.
Performance doesn't cost a fortune. Check out this great selection of reels.
RIO's fly lines are the result of a dynamic synergy between on-the-water experience and experimentation, input from guides, outfitters and fly fishers, and intense R & D at Rio.
Rabbit Hares Mask
Beautiful Soft tanned Rabbit Strips, expertly cut to meet specific tying needs. Approx. 3 feet/ package
Layering for cold weather is crucial in northern Michigan. The I/O Fleece Pant layers well under breathable waders, wicks moisture away from skin, and dries quickly.
Layer, layer, layer! This is the number one rule for cold weather fishing. The Convergence Jacket is made of stretch fleece and constructed with a chest pocket and handwarmer pockets. It wicks the moisture away from the skin and dries quickly. This is an ideal layering piece.
Stay comfortable on the river in cold weather with this versatile convertible mitt/glove hybrid from Redington.
Felt soled wading boots are still a popular choice. The Palix River Felt Wading Boot is comfortable and supportive.
Fishing in a place that does not allow felt sole wading boots? The sticky rubber sole on the Palix River Boot provides excellent traction for the hiking angler.
A popular wader at Schmidt Outfitters, the Palix River is a mid-priced, light-weight, quality wader.
The Pursuit is a smooth casting, high performance graphite fly rod ideal for the novice fly angler and can also make the perfect backup rod for rare fishing expeditions.
New from Redington: the Sonic Pro Wader
Can't bring yourself to plop down $500 for a new pair of waders these days? How about less than half of that for these Schmidt guide-tested and approved waders from Redington. Check the features, fit, function and warranty...we know what the answer is.
The weather in Michigan changes quickly. The addage, "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes" definitely applies. Being prepared for wet weather, even if you don't think it's supposed to rain, is important. The Stratus III Jacket is stylish (if that's important to you), waterproof, and breathable.
Wearing a wader belt is an absolute must on the water. A belt will keep your waders from filling with water if you fall in the river when you're fishing.
The Voyant series offers a powerful, fast-action blank which allows anglers to increase distance to their cast by carrying more line in the air and pick up more line off the water to change directions quickly.
Warm and versatile, these gloves are perfect for insulating cold hands while allowing direct contact with your finger tips.
Jaws designed to for hook sizes 4 thru 8/0
This has been called the natures camoflage. Lots of great usable feathers a great skin to have with many different uses.
For customers who want the very finest craftsmanship and ultra accuracy
The newest design and performance line from RIO
Designed especially for casting indicator rigs with ease--whether for trout or for steelhead.
From the pioneers of the modern spey fly lines--Skagit Spey Lines from Rio offer an easy to cast spey line for the Skagit-style spey casting.
Long Bellied weight forward line designed specifically for the casting demands of steelhead and Atlantic salmon fishing by RIO fly lines.
The best sinking tip fly line in the world whether you are streamer fishing for trout or using marabous for steelhead and salmon.
Try this T-14 spey set-up.
The standard trout leader for just about every anglers need.
RIO's VersiTip Fly Line allows the angler to select a variety of 15' tips to meet all fishing conditions from floating line to dredging the bottom.
Designed for places where delicate presentations are required in windy conditions.
Rio rounded up experts Simon Gawesworth, George Cook, Mike McCune, Scott O'Donnell, Dana Sturn, and Ed Ward to make a video about spey casting techniques.
The Roberts Yellow Drake fly is meant to imitate insects that appear on northern Michigan streams.
The Royal Coachman Streamer has been around for a couple of centuries.
Ray Schmidt's Grizzly Hex by Ray Schmidt
This pattern was developed by Ray Schmidt. The Grizzly Hex incorporates the colors and shapes of the traditional Schmidt Hex Nymph and adds a wiggle tail and gills.
Reel Parts and Preventative Maintenance by Ray Schmidt
Knowing the names of the reel parts and how to maintain them in the best working order can save a lot of frustration on the water.
Rio Skagit Short Head Spey Line by Jim Haeck
The Rio Skagit Short (Head) is designed for "switch rods."
Ray Schmidt's Mysis Mirage Shrimp by Ray Schmidt
A steelhead snack! Ray Schmidt designed the Mysis Mirage Shrimp to imitate food organisms that steelhead eat in the Great Lakes. To open this PDF file, you will need Adobe Acrobat. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, you can download it free.
Ray Schmidt's Rattlesnake Tying Instructions by Ray Schmidt
This is our original stinger hook streamer patterned after our Madonna streamer. It imitates a sculpin or fleeing bait fish.
Reading the Water by Schmidt Outfitters Staff
Finding fish is always a challenge. Learning the characteristics of a river and likely spots for fish to be is a skill called “reading the water.”
Follow these steps to minimize stress or injury to fish when practicing catch-and-release.