Category: Forum

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Orvis Superfine Touch Fly Rod Sale!

    July 22, 2014 • Forum, Tips

    Orvis’ Superfine Touch series fly rods are now on sale. The slower, classic tapers and actions are perfectly suited to small streams, delicate presentations, and a relaxed stroke. Now 20% OFF!

  7. Orvis Access Fly Rod Clearance!

    July 22, 2014 • Forum, Tips, Uncategorized

    Orvis’ highly successful Access fly rod series is on sale right now! Take 20% OFF any Access rod while supplies last. Match it with an Access reel and line and you have Orvis technology at a great price!


    July 2, 2014 • Forum

    THE HEX HATCH IS ON! Hexagenia limbata #4 are finally emerging in the Upper Manistee and Boardman Rivers. Emergences and spinnerfalls are occurring from 10p-midnight, so don’t forget your flashlight. These emergences will occur in areas where silt beds where these burrowing nymphs are found. TO BOOK A GUIDE TRIP, GO TO “BOOK A GUIDE […]

  9. Comment: Fish Passage Upper Boardman River

    May 16, 2014 • Forum

      The following letter was sent in response to the MDNR’s request for comments regarding the proposed passage of Great Lakes species above Sabin Dam on the Boardman River.   May 16, 2014 Mr. Todd Kalish, Fisheries Division Michigan Department of Natural Resources 970 Emerson Road Traverse City, MI 49696 Dear Mr. Kalish: RE: Adams […]