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Sage 3800CF Reel Series
With Sage's exclusive floating tripod sealed carbon drag unit, one-revolution adjustment knob and elegant convex hub design, 3800CF series reels offer performance you simply can't find anywhere else in this price range.
The latest reel offering from Sage brings a sophisticated, high-performance drag system. The one revolution drag knob offers quick and precise drag settings and provides the kind of power and smoothness you'd expect from a large traditional drag system, only without the bulk.
Sage's all-new large arbor reel feature a notably larger-diameter spool and arbor for faster line retrieval and consistently smooth drag during battle.
This is Sages finest fly reel series. A serious upgrade from the former model.
The 99 is a light, perfectly balanced rod that casts like a 9-footer but fishes like a 10.
Perfect compliment to any rod, Sage high performance fly reels are the choice of many professional guides.
Sage offers the widest selection of premium fly rods available. Check out this impressive selection of quality rods.
Need precision and accuracy in a wide range of conditions? Choose Sage's ONE, their flagship "all-around" rod.
Sage's TCX series redefines the extreme distance category in rods. This series of rods is lightweight, strong, and powerful. The enhanced line feel and feedback mean intuitively better timing and an extraordinary level of casting ease for ultra-high-performance fly rods.
Sage offers a wide range of traditional and European style two handed fly rods for the spey casting aficionado.
Sage's ultra lightweight rod family for ultimate sensitivity. The most ideal rod for fishing tiny flies with ultra light tippets.
With Sage's exclusive SaltH2O Technology, Xi3 rods provide a groudbreaking level of torque and torsion resistance for superior tracking and less wasted energy at all distances. SaltH2O's unique layer interface and proprietary resin also combine for maximum strength--even in high heat environments--and significantly less weight.
We don't carry all the saltwater flies, only the best ones for tarpon, bonefish and permit.
First class. Conveniently located on our 10 acre facility.
In the history of every industry, one name usually stands out as the driving force behind its very existence. In fly-fishing, that name is Scientific Anglers™
For panfish to pike, Scientific Anglers fly lines are designed to handle every condition from dry flies to large streamers and lake fishing.
Saltwater lines are for everything from bonefish to billfish. Floating, shooting, multi-tip and sinking fly lines for every destination and condition.
With cutting-edge angling technology that is revolutionizing the sport, the Sharkskin Series provides the ultimate casting experience.
Shooting lines from Rio and Scientific Anglers
Northern Michigan presents many options for fishing smallmouth bass on the fly.
Lines from Rio for all spey fishing applications. Floating spey lines to the Skagit Series lines, we have your spey needs covered.
Interested in spey fishing? Read articles written by our resident guides, as well as local Spey Bums, who live for two-handed rods.
Steelhead are a major draw to fly anglers in Michigan.
We carry streamer patterns designed specifically for Michigan and the Great Lakes region, with many designed by Ray Schmidt.
Sage 1850 Reel
For line size 5-6
For line sizes 9 and 10
For line sizes 5 and 6
For line sizes 7 and 8
For line sizes 9-10
For line sizes 3 and 4
For line sizes 5-6
For line sizes 7-8
Tarpon reel supreme or Spey line capable.
Sage's best! This is our favorite Steelhead reel. For lines size 7 and 8.
Wider than the original flashabou to fit the needs of the saltwater tyer. Each Strand is approx. 1/16" wide.
The perfect gift for the hard to shop for fly angler in your life. Good for any service or product we sell online or in the shop. Good till you use it.
Fish this fly slow and deep for trout and steelhead.
Unbelievable action on the swing brings steelhead to this spey fly
Jointed means action, action means more fish!
Traditional streamer in productive colors. You should have a couple in your box.
Egg patterns for steelhead, salmon and trout
We added hot yarn butts to these flies for extra fish attracting color.
Available in 6 fish-catching colors!
Our original stinger hook streamer patterned after our Madonna streamer.
The fly that is changing the way fly anglers fish King Salmon
This is our number one steelhead pattern, period.
Mastery Series Bonefish Line offers unmatched performance in tropical conditions.
Keeps flies floating in a variety of temperature situations
No fly line is complete without backing on the reel!
Improve your fly line's floatation with Scientific Angler's Fly Line Dressing.
The Magnum Taper is designed for big flies.
The Textured Titan Taper loads quickly and delivers the biggest flies.
Excellent general purpose line for all weather
Intermediate sinking with loop
The Skagit Extreme Head has an extremely short and powerful taper for casting heavy sink tips.
The Skagit Extreme Intermediate Head is short and powerful for casting heavy sink tips.
Used in place of deer hair for those sinking sculpin type flies. This comes soft tanned in colors you can't find just anywhere. Pushes water and sinks quickly to get your flies down.
Give a unique fishy look. 5 bands for 23 legs/pkg.
Skagit Short Heads are designed for skagit-style casting with shorter rods--both single-handed and switch rods.
Hand selected prime tails, naturally barred. Used for wings and tails on flies from dries to salmon flies. A real natural material used in lots of patterns.
A watercolor print that showcases northern Michigan's Coho and Chinook Salmon, as well as the Steelhead.
Windproof Micro-Fleece Stow-A-Way Fleece Flip Mitt is ideal for your cold weather fishing needs.
This thermometer, jacketed in a protective metal case, measures stream temperatures in fahrenheit. Includes a pocket clip and lanyard ring.
Strung Marabou is the best selling marabou for fly tiers.
Strung Rooster Saddles dyed over white
Strung Rooster Saddle Natural Colors
Permanently Waterproofed. A 1.2 Denier. 1.5 staple synthetic material. This makes a fantastic tight body on dries for size 28 and larger. Great hatch matching colors.
Thin strawlike, water absorbent material excellent for nymph wing cases, scuds, sowbugs & crayfish.
System X Fly Box is a waterproof box that also floats with removable and interchangeable foam inserts.
Spey Rod Fishing -vs- Switch Rod Fishing by Ray Schmidt
Read Ray's account on this subject
Swing Fishing by Matt Barthels
As we move into November, river conditions and fish behavior begin to change. The last of the salmon have died off and the eggs that have flooded our rivers for the past two months have started to taper off. The diminishing amount of caviar around will have the steelhead in the rivers moving into sandier lies and looking for different food sources. This opens up the opportunity to utilize one of the most exciting techniques we use for steelhead--swinging.
Spey Lines by Matt Barthels
With the two handed and swinging scene starting to gain popularity, there have been a lot of new developments in spey equipment. One of the largest areas of development is in spey lines and shooting heads. These are constantly changing and improving in both castability and fishability. Guide Matt Barthels explains the innovations that both Scientific Anglers and RIO have made for spey lines.
Spring Steelhead Techniques by Nick Homan
Oh, the joys of spring steelheading on the fly!
Surgeon's Knot by Ray Schmidt
Step-by-step instructions for tying a surgeon's knot.
Steelhead Fishing Preparations by Ray Schmidt
Prepare for migratory steelhead season with these equipment checks.
Schmidt's Articulated Rattlesnake by Ray Schmidt
Ray Schmidt's Articulated Rattlesnake
Spring Steelhead by Ray Schmidt
Michigan's spring steelhead season is a popular activity for fly anglers. Read about the history of Great Lakes steelhead.
A Schmidt Outfitters fly pattern that should be in every angler's fly box is the Articulated Marabou Spey.
Selecting Spey Lines by Dr. Terrence Tatarchuk
Learn how to better select Spey lines from this very detailed article from a Northern Michigan Spey bum, Dr. Terry Tatarchuk.
Salmon Snake Pattern Instructions by Ray Schmidt
This is the fly that is changing the way fly anglers fish King Salmon. With a 10 weight rod and a 350 to 400 grain Streamer Express fly line, this fly brings Kings slashing.
A never-been-used spare spool for the System1 678 reel.
Selecting a Fly Rod by Schmidt Outfitters Staff
How to avoid some common pitfalls in selecting a new fly rod.
Simms Wader Size Chart by Simms Fishing
Simms has waders for your body type. Here is the size chart for 2007 wader products.
Steelhead Rigging Techniques by Ray Schmidt
Learn the basic rigging techniques for steelhead on the fly. PDF document.
Stripping Streamers for Trout by John Gouker
Like stripping streamers for big trout?
Swing for Kings! by John Gouker
Swinging flies is a popular fall fishing method for steelhead, but why not try it during the fall migration of salmon? John Gouker explores the idea of using switch rods for salmon in northern Michigan.
Swing Into Spring by John Gouker
Swinging flies for steelhead is a fun, productive method not to be overlooked.