ABOUT US

Who are we?

Fishing Reports

D-Loop Outfitters was founded in 2012 by Dave Barkman, and his wife Amy. Today, our company does many things in fly fishing. We guide fly anglers and upland bird hunting in Michigan’s greatest waters and forests. We also travel to cool spots around the world in pursuit of non-Michigan native fish, provide fly fishing schools and instruction to all levels of fly anglers, and supply the best lodging accommodations for our guests. D-Loop also runs a fully stocked fly shop, and is known for a wide array of flies both common and specially selections. We also carry men and women’s outdoor apparel, and feature local and Michigan artists. Clients visiting this area can expect to enjoy this incredible fishery with our professional guide services and our impeccably clean lodging facilities that are nestled in the heart of the Manistee National Forest.

Water Reports

Guides

We provide fly-fishing and upland bird hunting guide services in Michigan.

Trout (Brown, Brook and Rainbow), Steelhead, King and Coho Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Pike and Carp are on our hit list. If it can be caught on a fly, we are on it!

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Gear

We offer a complete line of fly fishing tackle, apparel, accessories and thousands of quality fly tying supplies and materials for the fly tying enthusiast. 

Great prices and a huge selection to choose from. Buy online or in our fly shop located in Wellston, MI.  

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Lodging

New! D-Loop Outfitters has on site lodging! We have 7 beautiful rustic luxury units available nestled in the woods near our shop. A comfortable place to rest and relax after a successful day of fishing. 

All our units include a refrigerator, microwave, and have grills located outside the rooms.

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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.

We have recently merged the Schmidt Outfitters operations into the  D Loop family. While the name has changed, the dedication to our clients and the sport remains the same 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

Some Catch!

Some Catch!

Smile!

Smile!

Double Bass!

Double Bass!

A Big Brown!

A Big Brown!

A Good Day!

A Good Day!

Big Salmon!

Big Salmon!

231.848.4191   P.O. Box 211 - 918 Seaman Rd. - Wellston, MI 49689

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