Soulfish was founded by Chris Butz in 2010 to solve the need for a full-service outfitter in Leelanau County. Soulfish serviced the paddle, hike, camp & bike crowd and were the first in the County to sell and rent a full line of standup paddleboards (SUPs). Expanding over the next 5 seasons with such unique to the County services as guided tours, fly fishing trips and paddling instruction, the business and its satisfied clientele grew through 2014.
In 2014 after adopting their 4th child, Chris and Angie had to make the tough decision to close the shop due to the health of their youngest child at the time.
Chris' dream was always to reopen the shop someday with an even more unique focus on sporting outings in the area.
That time came in 2016 and developed into Leelanau Outfitters....
Same amazing and unforgettable adventures with a focus on the sporting experiences unique to our world-class area!
Leelanau Outfitters picks up where Soulfish left off. As Christhe market for SUPs developed and