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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 […]
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After a hiatus of several years, the Blue Angels were once again shaking the windows of downtown merchants and wowing the crowds last weekend in Traverse City, Michigan. Their show was a hit and drew a crowd of what experts estimate was nearly 500,000! Here a just a few shots that Jackie Andres took while […]
Stream Report – Upper Manistee River and Boardman River June 13, 2014 Carp Are In! Stream Report – Upper Manistee River and Boardman River June 13, 2014 Brown drakes are starting as well. Emergences are now evenings from 7-9pm and spinnerfalls from 8-10pm. Cool temps have slowed the spinners, but fish are eating. Hatches are now nearly […]
Take a ride along on the Upper Boardman River just 8 miles south of Traverse City, Michigan to see the fantastic river that has returned since the removal of the Brown Bridge Dam last Spring. This river has been underneath Brown Bridge Pond. The length of these videos requires that we put them in three […]
BOARDMAN RIVER OVERVIEW: The beautiful Boardman River, birthplace of the Adams fly, starts east and south of Traverse City and ends as it flows into the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan. Self-sustaining populations of rainbow, brown and brook trout inhabit all sections of the river, but have higher populations of brook […]
Dave and Kelly Leonhard are Orvis Streamside’s owners. Dave has been a fly angler for more than 50 years and has taught fly casting and fishing to thousands of anglers. Dave Leonhard is a master certified casting instructor for the Federation of Fly Fishers, head of fly casting for the Michigan Council TU Fly Fishing School, […]