Schultz Outfitters was founded by Mike Schultz in 2003. In 2012 we opened Michigan’s most comprehensive fly shop, which serves at the hub for our guide and educational programs. Today, Schultz Outfitters in the longest standing, largest, and most respected catch and release guide service operating in southern Michigan. With over 150+ years of fishing experience, we work hard to make your day with us one that you will not soon forget.
Our fly and tackle shop is located in Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town on the banks of the Huron River. We stock the fly fishing gear you need for a successful day on the water – whether near or far. In addition to gear, we also carry the most comprehensive inventory of fly tying supplies in Michigan. We use the items we stock and we stock the items we use. Our team attends key industry events and does extensive research with manufacturers to ensure we carry the gear, clothing, tying supplies, and accessories you need to have a safe, successful, enjoyable day on the water.
And we’re not just a fishing store! We’re also the area’s only full-time, four-season guide service and destination travel outfitter. Our Team is on the water nearly every day of the year, which means our product knowledge and advice is second to none. We only sell the gear we use and are an authorized retailer for the products we sell. Our mission in life is simple: to wail on big fish and provide insanely great customer service to help our customers do the same!
The shop also serves as the hub for our educational programs, including casting lessons, workshops, and classes. We also offer fly tying instruction for all skill levels. We realize that not everyone’s an old pro. We welcome the fly curious to come learn more about our passion. Always wanted to try fly fishing? Come talk to us. Want to get the kids into it? Or your spouse? We can help. At Schultz Outfitters, we’re a welcoming, educational, knowledgeable crew who want to help you and your family have a great time on the water.