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Michigan Fishing Articles

Fishing Photos Fishing Photos
Fly Pattern Instructions

A collection of famous Schmidt fly patterns with step-by-step instructions.

Guide Wisdom

Our guides spend an extensive amount of time on the water giving "swimming lessons" to flies, and as a benefit to you, have compiled articles imparting their observations.

Michigan Flies and Hatches Michigan Flies and Hatches
Michigan Trout Michigan Trout
Salmon Fly Fishing Salmon Fly Fishing
Smallmouth Bass Fishing Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Northern Michigan presents many options for fishing smallmouth bass on the fly.

Spey Angling
Steelhead on the Fly Steelhead on the Fly

Live Auction Items for the Mark Knee Memorial Event

The Mark Knee Memorial Event and Auction will be held on May 24 at Schmidt Outfitters beginning at 4:00 pm. We will have lunch and drinks provided. Here is a list of the great items that are available in our live auction.

by Amy MacEachern
Silent Auction Items for the Mark Knee Memorial

We will be putting the following four guide trips in a silent auction for the Mark Knee Memorial Auction. These trips will be available for bidding on Thursday, May 21 through Saturday, May 23.

by Amy MacEachern
A Difficult Goodbye A Difficult Goodbye

This spring has been incredibly difficult for us as we had to say an unexpected goodbye to our guide, our dear friend Mark Knee who passed away in a tragic accident. It's difficult to wrap our minds and hearts around this loss. We'll miss his adventurous spirit, his ever-present smile, his passion for conservation, his kind spirit, but most of all, we miss our friend.

by Amy MacEachern and John Gouker
Good Things Happen to Good People Good Things Happen to Good People

Aaron Bedford wrote this touching piece about the loss of one of his best friends, Mark Knee, a beloved fly fishing guide, wildlife biologist, husband, and father.

by Aaron K. Bedford
Using Ice Dub for Fly Bodies

Guides and other local tyers have been using ice dub in many of their favorite swing patterns. Here's a primer on using it for fly bodies.

by Jim Haeck