• D-Loop Outfitters : Northern Michigan’s 5-Star Fly Fishing Destination

    Northern Michigan's 5-Star Fly Fishing Destination

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    I spent this weekend at D-Loop Outfitters and could not have been any more impressed with the facilities and the owners and guides. This place is top notch.
    — T.C. (Chicago)

  • Welcome to D-Loop Outfitters

    We are a full service outfitter and fly shop nestled in beautiful Northern Michigan near the Manistee River. We are known for creating 5-star fly fishing (and hunting) adventures for all levels and interests. We offer guided fly fishing trips for Steelhead, Salmon and Trout on some of the most scenic and storied rivers you'll find this side of the Rockies, including: The Manistee River, Au Sable River, Pere Marquette River, Pine River, Bear Creek and Little Manistee River.

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    We specialize in 5-star fly fishing adventures. From beginner to expert our goal is to get you into fish and show you great time on the water.

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    The right gear can make your trip even better. We own and operate a full-service fly shop to outfit all your adventure and fishing needs.

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    Rest and relax in cozy cabin comfort. We can accommodate groups of 2 to 10 with clean comfortable units nestled in the woods near our shop.

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    We have classes and instruction for every level angler. Beginners to advanced anglers will enjoy and learn from our many classes and skilled instructors.

  • Michigan Fly Fishing At It's Best

    Epic adventures and fish await on the Big Manistee River, Pere Marquette, AuSable River, Pine River, Bear Creek, and Big Sauble River. Trophy brown trout and rainbow trout are available year round. Spring steelhead run in early March to April. Salmon enter the rivers in late August to September. Fall steelhead and lake run browns start to show in late October and November, and Winter steelhead can be found in the river systems December through February.

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    The Big Manistee River (The Big River) is undoubtedly one of the best Trout, Salmon and Steelhead rivers in the midwest.

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    The Pere Marquette River (The P.M.) runs through scenic Huron-Manistee National Forest, it is the birthplace of the Brown trout.

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    Affectionately known as the “Holy Waters”...folks come from around the world come to cast a fly in these gentle storied waters.

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    The Little Manistee River (the little river) is the life line to the Great Lakes Steelhead and Salmon fishery.

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    The Pine River should be number one on your bucket List for the entire midwest for brook, rainbow and brown trout.

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    This is wild Trout fishing at it’s best, pocket water for rising Brookies, primarily wading river, some floating the lower sections.

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    Famous for it's mayfly hatch, this small river is mostly waded and floated with a small watercraft.

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    Tippy Pond is known locally as the Backwaters and is one of the most pristine places to fish for Smallmouth Bass in the state of Michigan.

  • 5-Star Fly Fishing Adventures Start Here

    We strive to create 5-star experiences for every trip and every guest...and it shows! D-Loop Outfitters has more 5-star reviews than any other fly fishing guide service and 95% of our guests come back again. Don't just take our word for it. See what our guests have had to say about their experience...

    "Absolutely Amazing"

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    "The staff and owners at D loop Outfitters are absolutely amazing! They take the time to explain and educate! They are friendly and knowledgeable! I can't wait to go down the river with them again."

    - N.S.


    "Learned So Much!"

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    "We had a great time with Dloop. We spent a long weekend trout fishing and learned so much. The food was amazing as well as the staff and guides. We can’t wait for our next trip!"

    - M.W.

    "Wonderful Atmosphere!"

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    "Great shop, great guides. They can provide all that you need, including rods and reels to match the fishing conditions. Cabins are clean and comfortable, and the meals are great. Wonderful atmosphere on and off the river."

    - T.C.

    "Great Accommodations"

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    "If vacationing in the area I would highly recommend staying with D loop outfitters at one of their cabins. Very refreshing to walk into spotless rooms and great accommodations. Felt like I was walking into my own cabin. Amy and Dave thank you for your hospitality."

    - J.R.

    "Always Puts us On Fish!"

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    "Dave is one great guide! He's knowledgeable, personable and we have a great time with him. He knows the water he fishes like the back of his hand and always puts us on fish. I highly recommend him to fisherman of all different skill levels. Will definitely be back!!"

    - P.A.

    "Knowledgeable, Skilled and Patient"

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    "Had a great trout/late steelhead trip with D loop. Our guide, Cliff, was knowledgeable, skilled, patient and a great guy to spend 8 hours in a boat with. I'll definitely be back and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to do a float trip."

    - A.J.

  • Winter Steelhead Bite is Good

    Winter Steelhead fishing has been quite good. The fish are hungry and more predictable than other times of the year. Fishing has been the most productive with Trout Beads and Rag Eggs, although swinging and nymphing are not off the table. Look for Trout and Steelhead to be in deep slow pools adjacent to wood and structure. This time of year a slow presentation is always your best bet.

    Rag Egg Size 6
    TroutBeads 10mm Blood Dot Sunburst Glow Egg (10 pk)
    STS Bugger Size 6
  • Come On, Let's Fish!

    Whether you're looking for a fish of a lifetime, or just some time away from the daily grind, let us arrange an amazing fly fishing trip for you on one of our beautiful Northern Michigan waters. Call us at (231) 848-4191 or click below and drop us a note.

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