Category: Forum

  1. Double Hauling Made Easier

    January 21, 2016 • Forum, Tips

    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 […]

  2. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 7/4/15

    July 4, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    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 […]

  3. Streamside’s Logan Krieger Releases Big Trout

    June 25, 2015 • Forum

    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.  

  4. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 6/20/15

    June 19, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    BOARDMAN RIVER Fishing is now very good as fish are now feeding and looking to the surface for sulfurs and sulfur spinners. Upper water from Forks down is fair with sulfurs (e.inbvaria #1 and dorotheas #18). Sulfur spinners are mixed in with some yellow stoneflies and a few March browns (stenonema vicarium#12) mixed in from […]

  5. The Silent Hatch

    May 31, 2015 • Forum, Uncategorized

    This article appeared for the first time in Spring of 2003 as an article I wrote for Michigan Trout’s Shooting Lines. I suggested we reprint it in an effort to avoid a “silent hatch” this year on our favorite streams. The Silent Hatch By Dave Leonhard Many years ago, I wrote a fictitious article about […]

  6. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 6/1/15

    May 30, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    BOARDMAN RIVER Fishing is now very good as fish are now feeding and looking to the surface for sulfurs and sulfur spinners. Upper water from Forks down is fair with sulfurs (e.inbvaria #1 and dorotheas #18). Sulfur spinners are mixed in with some yellow stoneflies and a few March browns (stenonema vicarium#12) mixed in from […]

  7. Stream Report Upper Manistee, Boardman Rivers – 5/1/15

    May 1, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    The Upper Manistee and Boardman Rivers are now open and warming. Fishing is only fair though. Warmer temps have started to warm water and fish are beginning to metabolize. Hendricksons (ephemerella subvaria #14) will be coming this weekend as water temps get to 53 degrees late morning or early afternoon. Until then, streamer fishing is […]

  8. Stream Report Upper Manistee River, Boardman River – April 1, 2015

    April 1, 2015 • Forum, Stream Reports

    Fishing is OK on the Upper Manistee and lower Boardman with water temps rising and access improving. Warmer weather has finally come to Traverse City. While the snow pack is gone, runoff is still waiting for ground to thaw. In the meantime, levels are normal, within banks, and clear. The break of Grand Traverse Bay will now […]

  9. Orvis MA Access Reel – Wins “Best Value Reel” for 2015!

    February 26, 2015 • Forum

    Orvis’ Access Mid-Arbor Fly Reel has won the 5-Weight “Best Value” catagory for 2015 Trident Fly Fishing’s Reel Shootout. The Access reel has been the workhorse for most fly anglers for several years and continues to be a solid choice for line weights from 3-10. Stop in a test drive one today! Or, click this link […]

  10. Coming soon to a cutty near you…

    October 12, 2014 • Forum, Photo Gallery

    Sean McAfee demonstrates how Orvis’ new Recon rods are indeed “guaranteed fish getters”. No operator error here. These new Recon rods are quick, light, durable, and super smooth casting tools. Five days of effortless casts in northwest Montana and the trout are already scared. Can’t wait to get our hands on a full run of […]