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Affordable and high performance was hard to find before TFO came on to the rod scene. Now you can have both.
Terminal means stuff that is fairly often lost to the river...leader stuff, swivels, etc.
View photos of this clean and comfy house available for nightly rental at Schmidt Outfitters.
Thermometers are a necessary tool to determine hatch conditions and fish activity. An essential tool for the serious angler.
Simply the best American made reel on the market today. The Tibor/Billy Pate name has set the standard for custom crafted fly reels.
Suitable for 3 to 9 weight rods in both fresh and saltwater conditions, even the most fragile tippet can be fished with confidence. Their superbly smooth drag systems deliver unmatched performance against anything from an 8 inch brook trout to a 30 pound tarpon.
Innovations like the large arbor spool significantly increase the rate of line retrieval and give anglers greater control of reel-smoking species like bonefish, permit, wahoo, and tuna. The impregnated cork disc drag system delivers strong, smooth, and reliable performance on the water.
We carry a nice selection of dry flies, hex flies, and attractor patterns perfect for trout fishing.
Tube flies are increasing in popularity.
Tube flies are gaining popularity in northern Michigan. Our staff has compiled some tips and techniques for more effective tube fly fishing.
This is one amazing tool that you simply use in your current fly tying vise. Click on and read more about it...
Temple Fork BVK Rods
A fast action rod series designed for presentation and distance, the BVK series combines strength and power--and affordability.
Smooth casting, powerful medium fast action rods.
A great searching fly, but this fly is a killer for Brook Trout
Thin Skin transparent wing material for wing cases, scud backs, sowbugs, shrimp, crayfish and caddis larva.
These strike indicators are easy to attach and adjust and stay in place on your lines.
This Thingamabobber includes a jam stop to prevent the strike indicator from slipping.
Designed for rods from 6-9 weight, this is an excellent choice for freshwater and light saltwater species.
Designed for rods from 7-9 weight, this is an excellent choice for freshwater and light saltwater species.
Designed for rods from 11-15 weight, this is an excellent choice for heavy saltwater species. Great for spey rod applications!
Designed for rods from 13-15 weight, this is an excellent choice for heavy saltwater species.
Designed for rods from 9-11 weight, this is an excellent choice for freshwater and light saltwater species. Great for spey rod applications!
Designed for rods from 3-4 weight, this is an excellent choice for freshwater and light saltwater species.
Designed for rods from 5-6 weight, this is an excellent choice for freshwater and light saltwater species.
Step up to the plate and give this rod a cast! This fast action rod will throw a tight loop and carry line like no other rod for the money.
"I would certainly rate this as one of the very best eight weight rods I have ever cast."-- Lefty Kreh
Every guide on our staff uses this nail knot tool.
Tempt those smallmouth bass with this foam Tullis bug.
The Importance of Travel Insurance by Ray Schmidt
Travel insurance provides peace of mind to travelers. Don't leave home without it!
Tying the Blood Knot by Ray Schmidt
Step-by-step instructions for tying a blood knot.
Temple Fork's Deer Creek Spey 13' 7/8 Wt. by Jim Haeck
Our fly shop guy Jim Haeck tell you what he thinks about his new Deer Creek Series Spey Rod.
The Giant Mayfly Hex Hatch by Ray Scmidt
The Hexagenia Limbata hatches in mid-June to mid-July.
Thank you! by Paul Transue
Owner Paul Transue reflects on the previous year and looks to the future.
The Hex Hatch by Brent Borcherdt
Brent Borcherdt has big bugs on the brain! You probably do too if you have ever fished the hex hatch. Brent lays out some tips that will help you have a successful nighttime fishing experience.
The Importance of Teaching Youth to Fly Fish by Amy MacEachern
Technology may connect each of us, but we need to remember to connect to the world around us as well. Kids, more than any of us, need to have an appreciation for the world we're giving them. Because we at Schmidt Outfitters passionately believe that fly fishing is an important way to connect with nature, every summer our staff collaborates with the Pine River Chapter of Trout Unlimited to teach kids how to fly fish.
Transitional Steelhead by Matt Barthels
If you are like me, you are starting to dream of spring, warmer weather, and of course, steelhead. Spring may still seem a long way off with the recent arctic blasts we have been experiencing, but within the next month, things should start to break free of winter's grip and our steelhead will start acting accordingly.
Trout Gurgler by John Gouker
Our guide John Gouker experimented with the traditional Gartside Gurgler, and found that this fly is a trout magnet.