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The Manistee is considered to be one of the best trout fisheries east of the Rocky Mountains. It also offers some of the finest salmon and steelheading in the Great Lakes.
Marabou, Strung Hackles, Schlappen, Emu
A complete selection of natural material that will make your fly come alive.
For panfish to pike the Mastery series of freshwater fly lines are designed to handle every condition from dry flies to large streamers and lake fishing.
Mastery saltwater series line are for everything from bonefish to billfish. Floating, shooting, multi-tip and sinking fly lines for every destination and condition.
Meet our Guides
Schmidt Outfitters has seven full time fly fishing-only guides and provides professional guide services on many of Michigan's most famous rivers and streams.
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Michigan Fishing Articles
Read articles about fly fishing and Michigan fish species.
Michigan Fishing Report
Find out what's happening with our up-to-date fly fishing report.
Our waters are the finest in the midwest and known around the world.
Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Flies
Learn to tie Michigan Steelhead and Salmon flies with these step-by-step fly pattern instructions.
Michigan Steelhead Fly Pattern Reviews
Schmidt Outfitters has been designing, tying, and fishing flies for trout, steelhead, and salmon for over thirty years. Read our reviews by staff and clients that give the skinny on how fly patterns stack up.
Michigan Streamer Flies
Check out our step-by-step fly pattern instructions for popular Michigan streamer patterns.
Michigan Trout Flies
Popular Michigan trout fly pattern instructions are in PDF format which makes them easy to print or email!
A really tough hook
Master Bright Dubbing
Ray uses this material on the latest edition of his Salmon Snake. 100% Irridescent Fibers
Mastery Expert Distance Line
Mastery Expert Distance by Scientific Anglers is a Weight Forward floating line designed as a smooth casting long taper fly line for long distance casting and great line control. We stock this line in hi-vis orange and green. The Hi-Vis orange is designed for casting instruction.
Special taper that is ideal for beginners and occasional anglers. Our staff likes this line for indicator nymphing in smaller streams for salmon and steelhead.
Mastery Steelhead Fly Line
Design specifically for fishing steelhead and salmon.
Mastery Tarpon Fly Line
Mastery Series Tarpon Line is the ultimate shallow-water low-visibility tarpon line.
Mastery Trout Fly Line
Mastery Series trout taper has a mid-length head with a concave compound front taper for positive turnover while maintaining a delicate delivery.
Mastery Wet Tip
Multi-Situation Sinking-Tip Fly Line with 29.5 head and 1.5-6.5 ips.
Matarelli Extended Reach Whip Finisher
The ultimate whip finishing tool
Matarelli Standard Whip Finisher
Whip finish tool for any size fly
Maxima Fluorocarbon Leader Material
The same durability and abrasion resistance that makes Maxima such a trusted named in leader and tippet in now available in Fluorcarbon!
Maxima Leader/Tippet Material Chameleon
Maxima Chameleon color is best for darker, stained water, and a favorite for tying leaders and butt sections. At Schmidt Outfitters Fly Shop in northern Michigan!
Maxima Leader/Tippet Material Clear
Maxima Clear is a trusted leader material by serious fisherman everywhere. Clear color for fishing saltwater flats to crystal clear freestone rivers.
Maxima Leader/Tippet Material Ultragreen
Maxima Ultragreen is a trusted leader material by serious fisherman everywhere. An excellent performing material that is extremely strong and abrasion resistant.
Maxima Leader/Tippet Material Ultragreen Mini Pack
Maxima Ultragreen is a trusted leader material by serious fisherman everywhere. Mini Pack 110yd spools insure you won't run out of your favorite leader/tippet material.
Maxima Ultragreen One-Shot Filler Spool
Maxima Ultragreen is a trusted leader material by serious fisherman everywhere. An excellent performing material that is extremely strong and abrasion resistant. 220 yard filler spools!
XL Magnetic Net Release by Mayfly has the best design for larger, heavier nets on the market today!
Mayfly Bead Lanyard
The guide inspired Bead Lanyard keeps all your tools and accessories close at hand for your fishing excursions.
Mayfly Magnetic Net Release
Magnetic Net Release by Mayfly has the best design on the market today!
Mayfly Tippet Post & Cap
The Tippet Post holds 6 or more standard size tippet spools.
Wide variety of colors for McFlyfoam for the ultimate egg pattern.
Medallion Sheeting makes a great wing material on spinners, duns, emergers and nymphs.
Metz #2 Saddles
High quality saddle hackles from Metz. Our fly shop offers a wide variety of these affordable saddle hackles for all of your fly tying needs.
Michigan Dry Skunk
The Michigan Dry Skunk fly resembles top-water insects such as a hopper or stone fly which attract trout.
Michigan Wet Skunk
The Michigan Wet Skunk, designed by Earl Madsen, is a very effective attractor pattern for trout.
Very fine Krystal Flash material is perfect for midge patterns and accent on smaller flies. Fine diameter flash.
Mini Egg 5/16" Glue Sticks for Fly Tying
Glue sticks for making egg flies and some saltwater flies. 8 colors to choose from
Mini Egg Glue Gun
Adhesive Tech Mini High Temp Glue Gun for Egg Flies at our Fly Shop.
Reflective tinsel with color shifting, mirror-like properties create an iridescent, chameleon effect. A first of its kind tying material. Perfect for flashbacks.
Tiny, lightweight, plastic nymph eyes. Great on dragonfly nymphs and crawfish. 24/pkg.
Monocore Shooting Line .030 Floating
For salmon and steelhead fishing when casting in deep runs
Moose Body Hair
A few hairs make a great stiff tail for dry flies.
Moose Mane Hair
Very long, loose hair. Used as a quill body substitute. Wrap like a quill for dry fly body building.
Mouse Fly Patterns
Deceive trout with a mouse fly pattern.
Mystic Michigan: Part Five
Mark Jager extends his Mystic Michigan series with a fifth book.
Mystic Michigan: Part Four
For those interested in the unusual, Mystic Michigan: Part Four will go into detail about the state's bizarre history.
Mystic Michigan: Part One
Explore Michigan's unique history with Mystic Michigan: Part One. Written by Mark Jager.
Mystic Michigan: Part Six
Mystic Michigan: Part Six contains more unusual state legends. Written by Mark Jager.
Mystic Michigan: Part Three
Explore Michigan's unusual history and natural phenomena with Mystic Michigan: Part Three.
Manistee River Logging
by Ray Schmidt
This log was retrieved out of the Manistee River at Blacksmith Bayou.
Michigan Trout; Brookies, Rainbows, and Browns by Ray Schmidt
Michigan's trout hold a special place in history.
Mastery Expert Distance Fly Lines by Ray Schmidt
Learn about this Scientific Anglers specialty fly line.