To see the current stream report for the Upper Manistee and Boardman Rivers, click the link below: CURRENT UPPER MANISTEE RIVER STREAM REPORT CURRENT BOARDMAN RIVER STREAM REPORT These links are updated at least once a week on the Orvis website.
Early season trout fly fishing in Northern Michigan is typically centered on the Hendrickson (ephemerella subvaria #14) hatch. This three-tailed mayfly was given it’s common name by Theodore Gordon who tied flies to imitate the hatch for Albert Everett. Hendrickson. The Hendricksons are sometimes referred to as the “Gentleman’s” hatch because of its late morning […]
THIS YEAR’S TRIP IS NOW FILLED. BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INQUIRE ABOUT NEXT YEAR’S KOOTENAI TRIP. Join Dave Leonhard and fish the fantastic Kootenai River in Libby, Montana Sunday, September 3 – Friday, September 8, 2017. These eight anglers will fly to Spokane, Washington, or Kalispell, Montana and then drive to the beautiful […]
Your 2016 Michigan Fishing License will expire March 31, 2017. To purchase your new 2017-2018 Michigan “All Species” Fishing License, CLICK THIS LINK.
There are three important choices to consider when choosing the right leader for fly fishing. They are the length of the leader, and the size of the diameter of the butt section and diameter of the tippet (or level portion at the end of the leader). Length Three factors determine what length leader to […]
Join host, Mike Traugott, and fish the fantastic Nordura River in Iceland July 31-August 6, 2017. You’ll stay at the beautiful Nordura Lodge and be guided by their expert staff and fish for first-run grilse and mature Atlantic salmon on dozens of beats. Only 12 rods are allowed on the many miles of river, and […]
Most participants at the Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School arrive as novices. As such, we start their fly-casting instruction by asking them to pick up the fly line from the ground and deliver it back to the ground. Amazingly, this is all that fly-casting really is: a pick-up and a delivery. Everything else that we […]
One of the many casting techniques that I teach each year is the double haul. When fly casters begin to challenge their skills and attempt longer casts, they quickly learn that it becomes increasingly difficult to add the increased amount of energy into the cast in a smooth enough manner to avoid tailing loops. As […]
Happy Fourth of July! Boardman River Boardman River is fishing well and still trying to get on track with the hex. Lower water has had great fishing for hex as the big bugs have drawn large fish to the surface nights from 10:30pm-midnight. The upper water from the Forks to Keystone is just beginning to […]
Those of you who frequent our store in TC know Logan and know how hard he and the other Streamside gillies fish night after night this time of year. Last night he landed a really nice fish in the 25 inch category! Nice goin’ Logan.