Michigan Fly Fishing Schools

Dave worked for Ray Schmidt at Schmidt Outfitters and was on the staff as an instructor for many years. Dave studied hard, practiced tirelessly at the sport and art of fly casting. Being a great fly caster and being a good instructor are two very different things.

Instructors have to have the ability to demonstrate the steps it takes to help folks along the path of feeling comfortable and confident. Instructing at a pace that the student can absorb.

At D Loop Outfitters fly fishing schools we deploy video methods that students can see for themselves what they are doing or not doing…the best teacher.

Fly casting is the most important aspect of any fly fishing school but we teach knot tying, leader building, the in’s and out’s of fly fishing equipment, reading water, wading safely, fly selections, entomology (study of bugs), fishing from a watercraft and so much more.


Bob Clouser School 2018 - Dates TBA

Small mouth bass fishing school

The cost is $1100 which includes lodging and meals. A deposit of $500 is due upon signing up with the remainder due upon arrival. Come join is in welcoming Mr. Bob Clouser to D-Loop Outfitters! He will be providing casual type class time in speaking about his passion of fishing, particularly with small mouth bass, and learning about his tricks to the game. Bob also includes a tying class, in which he will demonstrate his famous Clouser minnow amongst other flies of his choice. Have a chance to work with Bob on your cast! He, along with Linda Heller will be offering casting demonstrations along with 1:1 assistance! The class also includes two days of guided trips. Enjoy the day on the water with your guide, and return to dinner to discuss your day! This is a fun opportunity for any angler regardless of your skill level!


Free Youth School 2018- In conjunction with Pine River Trout Unlimited- August 4th-5th 2018

D Loop Outfitters Youth School


Our FREE kid’s school will be extended to a 2-day event for the summer of 2018! Come join us for a  fun filled weekend with more hands on learning, including at the river casting for trout, and flipping over rocks to discover what bugs the fish are eating! We are reinventing this class to get the kids more physically invloved, and less classroom time. As details unfold, infomration will be added to the website! We will be offering this to children 10yrs- to 18yrs. We partner with the Pine River chapter of Trout Unlimited, along with our talented guide staff. We will cover knots, rods and equipment, casting, and all things fly fishing. Lunch is included with grilled hot dogs, chips and soda/water. Lodging is available for guests that do not live in our area for 95.00/night. This class fills fast, please call the shop to reserve your child’s spot!

Private Instruction

Available year-round

We are accepting reservations for private schools. Our fee is $425 per day for up to two people. This is an excellent opportunity to get  1:1 instruction with an experienced instructor. Rather you are new to the sport and require “101” information, or you are an advanced angler wanting to try something new, or tweak your cast; private instruction gives you personal time with an instructor that is fully committed to your learning needs.

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

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