Schmidt Outfitters - The Best in Fly FIshing

Our School Location

Michigan fly school location

The outdoor enthusiast will find everything needed in our little corner of the world; pristine lakes and rivers, large evergreen and deciduous forests, and diverse wildlife offer a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Northwest Michigan and Manistee county is internationally known as host to the Huron-Manistee National Forest, 1.3 million acres of outdoor playgrounds.

Our fly shop, lodges, and school facilities are located within minutes of the Manistee River and other great trout streams. The Manistee provides the ideal learning environment for both the novice and the advanced angler. Resident brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, migratory steelhead and salmon lure anglers from around the world come to fish these waters with us.

Fly anglers aren’t the only people who fall in love with northern Michigan: hikers, bicyclists, canoeists and kayakers, hunters, bird-watchers, and sightseers find this area alluring. More information about this area's recreational resources can be found at the U.S Forest Service Huron-Manistee National Forest micro site.

Schmidt Outfitters offers incomparable service. Our business model is designed around hospitality, which is what brings clients back year after year. We offer this top-rated fly fishing program not only because of the quality of the environment that we offer, but because our professional staff is knowledgeable, courteous, and hospitable. All of our services are priced competitively in the fly fishing industry. It is difficult to find another outfitter who is not only surrounded by the great outdoors, but who can match the services and affordable rates we offer our customers.

Maps and Directions

You can get maps and directions to our Michigan facilities here. Schmidt Outfitters Location

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