4+ Day Pack Guide

When packing for a 4+ Day Trip, take the time to consider what to bring. Adding items can make your trip much more enjoyable and safe, but bringing too much gear can leave your pack heavy and cumbersome. The following items should be considered when packing for a 4+ Day Trip in addition to the[…]

2-3 Day Pack Guide

When packing for an overnight trip, there are a few more items to consider to pack in addition to the items on our Essential Pack List. Food, shelter, and extra clothing should be carefully considered when packing. We recommend a pack with volume of 40-60 L for most 2-3 day trips. Clothing Baselayer Pants Shorts[…]

Essentials/Day Hike Pack Guide

Whether you are going out for a half day trip or out for 4+ days, these are items that you should at least consider bringing out on your trip. This is not an all inclusive list. Your location, time of year, climate, and more will all take part in determining what type of gear you[…]

2017 Red Fox Outfitters River Bassin Fishing Tournament

The 2017 Red Fox Outfitters River Bassin Fishing Tournament is just around the corner. See the event page for more details and sign up information. See you out on the water!

2017 Shiawassee River Fest

The 2017 River Fest, put on by the Keepers of the Shiawassee, is a family friendly event that will take place at the Linden Mill pond on June 25th. The event will feature a Kids’ Fishing Tournament, Cardboard Boat Race, live music, food, and much more. The fishing tournament and boat race will both have[…]

2017 Father’s Day Gift Guide

1.) Yeti Roadie The Yeti Roadie will make Dad proud. Don’t let Dad down. Get Dad a Yeti Roadie. They just went down fifty bucks, too. (He doesn’t need to know that, though) 2.) Grand Trunk Hammock Dad works hard. Let him kick back in hammock. Easy to set up. Easy to take down. 3.) Orvis Open[…]

Adventure Paddle – Sunday June 11th, 2017

When: Sunday June 11 – Registration starting at 11am, Paddle Start Noon-2pm Where: Water Works Park in Holly, MI Event Details The Headwater Trails group, out of Holly, will be hosting the Adventure Paddle from Water Works Park in Holly to Strom Park in Fenton  and providing help along the way. There will assistance at the railroad tubes[…]

5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

1.) Yeti Tumbler in Seafoam The new Duracoat Yeti stainless steel Rambler Tumblers are double-wall vacuum insulated and sure to make mom happy this Mother’s Day. These cups can keep her coffee warm in the morning or her beverage of choice cooled in the afternoon. These cups are also customizable and can be laser etched with[…]

Pre-Fishing from the Couch

Local angler, Jeremy Crowe, has put together an article on how to pre-fish. Whether your hitting up a new area or are going out to familiar waters, it’s a good idea to have a rough plan in place. Taking a little more time to gather information before heading out can make the difference in the day’s results.[…]

Make an Impact!

  You can’t turn on the radio, visit facebook, or watch TV without being inundated by the increasingly salacious, sensationalized, and hyper-reactive story lines concerning our national politics. We focus so much energy on such a small sliver of the political machine in terms of people involved and often on issues with little to no[…]

2017 Backcountry Classes

  Red Fox is excited to offer a series of backcountry classes with Luke Boone of Boone Excursions! Whether you’re planning a trip in Michigan, or somewhere more exotic (hard to imagine) – these classes will be a great introduction! Thursdays at 6:30 pm! Reserve Your Spot Today! SEGMENT 1 January 12 – Trip Planning January 19 – Big[…]

Garmin Gift Guide

Garmin Watch Gift Guide

Garmin watches can be a great gift for someone special on your list this year. Garmin watches can track steps, heart rate, sleeping patterns, and much more. With all of the different options Garmin has to offer, it can be a bit overwhelming. Technology is always evolving and the watch market is no exception. Below, we explore[…]

Fishing Report: October 14th, 2016

Red Fox Outfitters and Friends headed to our favorite tributary of the Grand. It was a gorgeous day to be on the river.  Temps mid 60, mostly sunny, and the river all to ourselves. We did not know what to expect, so we brought everything we owned. It was a good call because the trout chased[…]

Fishing Report: October 1st, 2016

The White River Red Fox and friends headed to the White River near Hesperia to enjoy the fall salmon run.  The weather was brutal for camping, but the fishing and friendship were great. The salmon run is good this year, far better than last year.  The fish are large and strong. We had several hookups that left us wondering how[…]

Fall Marathons

Michigan’s summer can have a handicapping effect on runners. Efforts feel tougher, paces feel slower, and races rarely produce PR’s given an equivalent level of fitness, especially over longer races. Once fall hits, however, it can feel like a veil has been lifted. Suddenly it’s clear how much miles put in over the summer have[…]

Bug of the Week: Stone Fly

The Stone is a great fly for chasing Salmon.  Both Black and Brown versions.  This fly is weighted for fast water,  to get down to fish level quick.  Give one a try. Recipe: Hook:  #10 curved Nymph,  3X long Head:  1/8″ Round Tungsten Weight:  additional lead free wraps .020 Tails:  Goose Biot Body:  Tubing Abdomen:  Rabbit[…]

Backpacking Packing List

Packing smart can make your trip a much more enjoyable experience. Packing too much can leave your pack weighing too much and making things difficult to find quickly. Packing too little can leave you underprepared or even put you in a dangerous situation. Be sure to take into account the area you will be backpacking,[…]

Fishing Report: Au Sable River on August 8th

Red Fox headed north looking for colder water . Destination was the Au Sable. A float from Stephan Bridge to Wakeley Bridge was the plan, joined by friends Jim and John . Every trip to the Holy Water requires a stop at Gates for advice, bugs, and grab a couple of sandwiches to be enjoyed[…]

Fishing Report: June 17th, 2016

Friday 6-17 Red Fox ventured up to Mio, to fish the Au Sable on a bright, 85 degree day.  First stop was with Bruce at the Au Sable Anglers Fly Shop.  Bruce provided us with wisdom, bugs, and spotting of the car/trailer at Commins Creek take out. Fishing buddies today were Sam and Conner,  both very eager to[…]

June 9th, 2016 Fishing Report

Shiawassee River Huron River Pere Marquette River AuSable River Shiawassee River Updated 6/2 Fishing Conditions:   Fair Water flow: 281 cfs Visibility: 36 inches Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F Water condition: Clear Best time of day to fish: afternoon Best stretch: Best access point: Owosso. Fish species: Bass. Carp. Fishing season: Open Huron River[…]

Huron River Report – May 25, 2016

Red Fox fished the Huron River near Dexter last Wednesday. We started at The Painted Trout, to seek advice from Dirk Fischbach, owner of The Painted Trout. He pointed us to good water and gave us a handful of bugs to try. The river flow was slightly higher than normal, but very wadable. The water[…]

Yak the Wassee – 2016

Red Fox helped out the Headwaters Trails Inc Group at their event to clean and clear the Shiawassee River between the Water Works Park in Holly to Strom Park in Fenton. This stretch of river is around 7 miles long and includes grasslands, woodlands, and ponds. See you out on the river!

2016 Orvis Rod Swap

The Orvis Rod Swap is here. From May 13th- June 19th, when you bring in a functioning rod to be donated to charity, you will receive 20% off the purchase of a new Orvis rod. Whether you’re looking to add to your collection or upgrade one of your sticks, here is your chance to save[…]

Preview of The River Bassin Tournament Trail 2016

This nationwide fishing tournament is making a stop in Flint, MI this August. The River Bassin Tournament is a family friendly tournament for beginners and the experienced. The tournament is a “catch, photo, and release” style competition. Anglers will submit photos of their catch using a smart phone or digital camera. Fish must be caught within the boundaries[…]

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