Guide Services, Trips & Information

Trip Descriptions | Additional InformationFly-fishing Article in USA Today

Would you like to go fly fishing?  How about a quiet float just to enjoy the scenery? The staff at Boyne Outfitters is ready to get out!  Whether it is chasing wild browns or rainbows on the fast stretches of the Sturgeon, or a more peaceful experience at The Preserve, we will make sure you have a wonderful day out on the water.  We are excited to provide you with patient, knowledgeable guides that will take the time to ensure you walk away with a smile!  Any questions?  Give us a call...we are more than happy to answer them. 

Boyne Outfitters Trips 

Everett F. Kircher Private Trout Preserve

The best the Boyne River has to offer. This hidden gem is the epitome of a northern Michigan trout stream. Exceptional hatches and beautiful trout abound in the cold, clear water of the Preserve. With beautiful scenery, manicured lawns, and amazing runs and riffles, you will be amazed that this private section of water lies in our backyard. A grilled shore lunch or dinner will top off your day. This exceptional place will return you to days gone by.  Groups may be combined upon request. Available last Saturday in April - September 30.

  • Full Day (Up to 6 hours/1-2 persons) - $500.00 *Food Included
  • Additional Person - $250.00

Walk & Wade Adventures

If hiking and adventure is a little more your style, try our 'Walk & Wade Adventure' to experience northern Michigan's cold, clean waters up close and personal.  During the summer months we trek the headwaters of our local rivers in search of the gorgeous Salvelinus fontinalis, the Brook Trout!  We also stalk carp and smallmouth on the flats of Lake Michigan under the summer sun.  These little beauties are eager to take a fly and fight hard for their small size.  During the spring & fall we head to the lower stretches of the rivers to chase salmon & steelhead during their determined migratory runs from the 'big lake.'  Your trip is finished off with a delicious shore lunch prepared streamside.

Into the Backcountry

If you want to get away from it all, let one of our guides take you on a backcountry trip you will not soon forget. Away from the crowds, fantastic fishing for feisty trout, and beautiful scenery that you just cannot get any other way. We have miles and miles of backcountry water waiting to be explored. Most of our guides are from our region and grew up chasin' trout through alders and old growth cedar swamps... getting to where the 'great' fishing truly is. The Pigeon River Country, which includes the exceptional waters of the Pigeon and Black Rivers is restricted to wade fishing only. The Jordan, Sturgeon & Upper Manistee rivers offer countless opportunities for colorful Brook Trout and 'hog-johnson' Browns. Let us show you where northern Michigan truly excels!

Crystal Waters

If you're into chasing Bronzebacks or stalking Golden Bones, this is the trip for you! Long known as a best-kept secret, the shallow shoals surrounding Waugoshance Point provide harbor for tons of the warmwater trophies. If warmwater fly fishing is new to you, Smallmouth Bass provide for a day of fun on a fly rod. Carp, referred to as a 'trash fish' for years, provides an exciting game of cat and mouse due to their ultrasensitive and spooky nature... but hook one up and the reel screamin', drag rippin' runs will make you come back for more. Combined with the gorgeous views and crystal clear waters of Lake Michigan, untouched by modern human development, this is Lake Michigan flats fishing at its finest!

  • Full Day (6 - 8 hours/1 - 2 persons) - $325.00 *Food Included
  • Additional Person - $150.00

Traditional Float

Story: Fly-fishing in winter? Mich. river offers Zen-like experience
by Ellen Creager, Detroit Free Press

Let one of our professional guides float you through some of the best trout water in northern Michigan. The Jordan & Sturgeon rivers are well known for their abundant wild trout populations and beautiful scenery. Oh, and don't worry about bringing anything...our guides have a full selection of quality rods & reels and SIMMS waders to make sure you have a comfortable and successful day on the water!

  • Half Day (4-5 hours/1-2 persons) - $275.00
  • Full Day (8-10 hours/1-2 persons) - $375.00 *Food Included

Scenic Float

Want to see some of the most beautiful scenery of northern Michigan? One of our professional guides will float you through the heart of some of the most scenic views in the midwest. A large variety of flora & fauna may be seen in your journeys…chances are your knowledgeable guide can answer any questions you may have. A delicious grilled picnic shore lunch will be prepared during your day.

  • Full Day (Up to 6 hours/1-2 persons) - $300.00 *Food Included 

Private Instruction

Personal instruction with one of our professional guides. Cast to fiesty rainbow trout on our pond while you hone your skills on the fly rod.

  • One Hour (1-2 persons) - $100.00

Additional Information

Reservations

Reservations are required a minimum 72 hours in advance for guided trips. A credit card is required to confirm booking. A $175.00 deposit is required and is non-refundable nor transferable.

Cancellation Policy

All guided trips have a 14 day cancellation policy.  If cancelled prior to 14 days, only the deposit is withheld.  If the trip is cancelled within the 14 day window and the guide cannot be rebooked, we reserve the right to retain payment for the full trip amount.

Weather

Although we wish we could predict weather…we cannot. Guided trips will not be cancelled due to weather conditions. Weather in northern Michigan can change extremely quickly so please be prepared and dress for all weather. Layering is extremely important. Please check the local forecast before your trip.

Wader Rental

We carry a variety of sizes in SIMMS waders and boots. Available for daily rental. $25/day.

Michigan Fishing License

Michigan fishing licenses are not included in the cost of guided trips and should be purchased in advanced.

Beverages

Non-alcoholic beverages and water are included with all guided trips. If you wish to sip whiskey out of an ol' tin cup or have a glass of wine with your grilled shore lunch, you must provide your own alcohol. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased prior to your trip from the Mountain Express Deli & Provisions as well as the the Made In Michigan store, both located on Village Lane.

What's Included

Our guide will outfit you with the best technical fly fishing gear on the market to date. Rods & reels are provided free of charge. We offer SIMMS waders for daily rental. Your guide will have a plethora of flies for use during your trip.  However flies will be charged to you upon completion of the trip…please check out our selection prior to your trip and grab a few to go.  Catch & Release only on all guided trips.