Schultz Outfitters Announces 3rd Annual Fly Fishing “Demo Days” – a Free Two-Day Fly Fishing Event


Schultz Outfitters is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Fly Fishing “Demo Days”, a two-day fly fishing event located on the Huron River in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park. Demo Days will take place on Saturday, June 7th from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, June 8th from 10am – 5pm. The event is free to attend and features events for all ages and skill levels.

Demo Days brings together some of the most respected talent and brands in the fly fishing industry for two days of education and fun. There will be on-stream casting and fishing demonstrations in the park each day, along with classes and seminars at Schultz Outfitters fly shop (located directly across the river from Riverside Park at 4 East Cross Street).

Demo Days features something for everyone from the “old pro’s” who can learn a few new tricks to the curious beginner who’s never picked up a fly rod. Representatives from leading industry brands will also be on-hand to show off the latest equipment and answer questions.

According to owner Mike Schultz, “There are a number of misconceptions about fly fishing – such as that it’s too difficult, too expensive, or too time consuming. Nothing could be further from the truth, and Demo Days aims to help dispel those myths. With the help of some of the country’s best fly fishing instructors and brands, Demo Days creates a perfect opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to try their hand at the sport and experience the ‘fly fishing lifestyle’.”

Spotlight Events:

Orvis Fly Fishing 101:

Learn to fly fish with Schultz Outfitters head instructor, Jay Wisnosky and Orvis’ Midwest Representative, Doug Bear. This class will introduce you to the basics of fly fishing and casting in a small group setting. All equipment is provided and the class is free to the public. Spaces are limited so you must RSVP by calling Schultz Outfitters at 734-544-1761.
Fly Fishing 101 – Saturday, June 7th @ 10am
Fly Fishing 201 – Sunday, June 8th @ 10am

Women’s Fly Fishing Workshop with April Vokey:

We’re thrilled to offer a “women’s only” fly fishing workshop hosted by Canada’s “first lady” of fly fishing, April Vokey. The workshop provides a unique and entertaining environment for women looking to enhance their skills and meet other female fly fishers. The four hour class costs $175 and all equipment is provided. Spaces are limited so you must RSVP by calling Schultz Outfitters at 734-544-1761.
Saturday, June 7th @ 9am
Click here for video highlights of April’s past workshops.

Featured Presenters:

Demo Days features free fly fishing, casting, and tying presentations from some of the most respected guides and instructors in the sport. For a list of featured presenters and the full presentation schedule visit or the Schultz Outfitters Facebook page.

Local Conservation:

Schultz Outfitters is pleased to be joined by two local conservation organizations, the Huron River Watershed Council and the Ann Arbor chapter of Trout Unlimited. Both will be on hand to discuss the state of our local watersheds and provide opportunities to participate in local conservation initiatives on the Huron River and metro-Detroit area watersheds.

Demo Days is family friendly! Attendees are encouraged to “make a day of it”, exploring Depot Town’s wonderful bars & restaurants or stopping by the Farmer’s Market (Saturday 9am – 1 pm).

For more event details along with a schedule of weekend classes and seminars, follow Schultz Outfitters on Facebook or visit For those traveling from out of town, please contact [email protected] for help with accommodations.

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