D Loop Michigan Fly Fishing Outfitters




Welcome to D Loop Outfitters.  We offer Manistee River fly fishing guide services, upland Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock hunting from Manistee, Michigan. Fly fishing schools, fishing reports, lodging and fly fishing hosted travel.

Come and fish with us on Michigan’s most prestigious waters. Our home waters include the Manistee, Pere Marquette, Little Manistee, Pine, AuSable  and Bear Creek. We also guide anglers on the near shore waters of Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Huron.

Our company is young, but our history in fly fishing is rich and a life long passion. Dave Barkman started fly fishing early in his life with his Grandfather and Father. Now entering his 25th year as a fly angler and over 10 years as a professional guide Dave and his family now enter a new phase in serving fly anglers.

March 1st Dave and his wife Amy take the reins at Schmidt Outfitters. Soon the SO name will change to D Loop Outfitters as the business enters a new era.

We hope you enjoy browsing our web site and when you need fly fishing services, please call on us.

Dave and Amy Barkman

Dave and Amy Barkman in the Manistee morning sun

Dave and Amy Barkman in the Manistee morning sun



A wild Manistee River Brown Trout

A wild Manistee River Brown Trout

Manistee, Michigan

Contact us at 231.848.4191  email: dbarkman78@hotmail.com

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