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 these beauties... Coming New Years!
Paul Lavins just returned from another trip to Mongolia and a successful taimen adventure. Here are just a couple of the big brutes!
Here's a great blog post from Orvis Streamside's own Ben Brown that recently appeared on the Orvis Blog. Check it out! http://www.orvis.com/news/fly-fishing/photos-of-the-day-getting-hexed-on-the-boardman-river/
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 we enjoyed the traditional "Pig Roast" at the Apache Trout Grill during the show. Thanks to Jackie for the photos and to Mike Connors and Sheila Connors for a great day.
The Hex (hexagenia limbata) hatch is in full swing right now and is occurring on most northern Michigan rivers including the Boardman, Upper Manistee, and others nearby. Large brown trout are the target for most anglers as the hatch intensifies. Ben Brown and Thane Herbert scored a couple of 20+ inch brutes last night. Good going guys!
Here are a couple of the five brown trout in excess of 20 inches that Dan Miller caught with guide, Craig Feibing this week on the Upper Manistee River during the fabled "Hex" hatch. Big flies... big trout... big fun!
Check out this incredible video of rising trout on a damsel fly hatch shot by Simon Perkins' Sharptail Productions. Just amazing!
Ryan Farley released this gorgeous winter steelhead on the Boardman a few days ago. Ryan was one of the Orvis Streamside staff until he entered medical school. He better get back to the books!