Category: Forum

  1. FREE TU MEMBERSHIP FOR FF101 STUDENTS

    February 5, 2020 • Forum, Resources

    This sign up is exclusively for Orvis FF101 participants and is offered as a “Thank You” for participating in the FF101 program. Protecting our cold water resource is the mission of Trout Unlimited and trout are the “canaries in the mine”. Wild self-sustaining populations of trout are the face of a healthy cold water resource. […]

  2. OVERLINING AND UNDERLINING RODS

    February 2, 2020 • Forum, Tips

    At a recent class on fly line technology, I was asked about over-lining and under-lining fly rods. I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on the subject that may help you with your casting. The subject begins in the mid-60’s when very flexilble slow-action cane and fiberglass rods required a very careful touch to […]

  3. KOOTENAI RIVER RAINBOW

    June 29, 2019 • Forum

    Watch Traverse City angler, Ted Lanham, land a beautiful Kootenai River rainbow with Linehan Outfitting Company guide, Monti Moniz, on our annual trip. Join us this year September 1-6, 2019. https://youtu.be/JtzNysFrwR4      

  4. GEARING UP FOR THE HEX HATCH

    June 16, 2019 • Forum

    Gearing Up For The Hex Hatch by Dave Leonhard   The big bugs are nearly here. Sulfurs (both of the tiny pale yellow mayflies ephemerella invarias #16 and ephemerella dorotheas #18), yellow stoneflies #12-14, brown drakes #10, isonychia bicolor #10, and of course, the hexagenia limbata (hex #4-6). It doesn’t matter that you know the […]

  5. Double Hauling Made Easier

    February 5, 2019 • Forum, Tips

    One of the many fly 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. […]

  6. “SEVEN STEP FLY CASTING METHOD”

    January 20, 2019 • Forum, Tips

    This post is a step-by-step method of teaching a beginner to fly cast. It is offered as an aid to assist fly casting instructors to teach the skill. The Seven Step Fly Casting Method has been developed over the last 40  years by some of the finest fly casting experts in the world. What began […]

  7. Fall and Winter Steelhead Fishing

    December 3, 2018 • Forum

    Orvis Streamside guide, Captain Jon Stefanciw, does a Q&A with Dave Leonhard and shares info regarding Fall and Winter steelheading techniques in this Youtube video. 

  8. WADING BASICS

    May 21, 2018 • Forum, Tips, Upcoming Events

    Wading Basics   One of the first purchases a fly angler makes is waders. Waders have come a long way from the heavy, rubberized canvas, lug-sole monsters that we wore in the 60’s and 70’s. Today, modern breathable membranes, lightweight fabrics, and interchangeable soles have made wading much more comfortable. In this article I would […]

  9. Boardman River Dam Project Flows On

    March 24, 2018 • Forum

    Boardman River Dam Project Flows On By Beth Milligan (reprinted from Ticker March 24, 2018) The next major phase of the Boardman River Dams Project is set to get underway this summer – a project that will require the closure of a portion of the river. Members of the project Implementation Team appeared before Grand […]