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TYING THE HENDRICKSON BIOT-BODY DUN


This week's fly is the 5th in the 2022 fly tying class series. The Hendrickson Biot-Body Dun is a great first of the season patterns.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TYING THE HENDRICKSON BIOT-BODY DUN

Hendrickson hatches occur in water that has lots of gravel and faster moving water. The emergence occurs late mornings to early afternoons when water temps reach 53 degrees. Vulerable crippled insects are prime for fish to take and they look for them. This pattern rides low in the water floats well and is perfect for the emergence all late April and early May. For more infomation, check out "The Gentleman's Hatch" on https://streamsideorvis.com/blog/post/the-gentlemans-hatch-hendricksons

 

   February 25, 2022   

TYING THE OL' GUY CADDIS


CLICK HERE TO WATCH HOW TO TIE THE OL' GUY CADDIS

We first discovered this pattern in the late 1970's in Grayling. The pattern is a very low riding one and is very sparsely tied. The one we are tying in black with the green egg sac is deadly when fished during black caddis egg laying in the late afternoon to early evening on either the AuSable or Upper Manistee rivers in May. When fishing the Hendrickson spinner falls, be sure to have this pattern in your box when feeders won't take your
Hendrickson spinner pattern. They are probably on the egg-laying caddis. This one will work. In a tan or olive body color (both in #12 and #14), this can be one of the best mid-afternoon prospecting patterns in June and July.

 

   February 25, 2022   

TYING THE HATCH MASTER

CLICK HERE TO WATCH TYING THE HATCH MASTER

Tying the Hatch Master

This week's fly for the 2022 fly tying class is the Hatch Master. Harry Darbee and his wife Elsie were pioneers in the art of tying fine, sparsely-tied dry flies in the traditional Catskill style in the 1930’s. Harry Darbee invented the Hatch Master using mallard flank and breast feathers to create the illusion of a large heavy bodied mayfly without the actual bulk that was difficult to float. This is a highly creative design t

 

   February 11, 2022   

TYING THE NEARNUFF CRAYFISH



CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO TYING WHITLOCK'S NEARNUFF CRAYFISH.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbPqcC_XrMo

The NearNuff Crawfish pattern was invented by Dave Whitlock to fish for trout on the White River in Arkansas. Dave Whitlock, who lives on the Red River near the White River, designed the pattern to represent the bottom dwelling crayfish that live on the bottom of the White and are a favorite food for large brown trout. It has become on of our best patterns for fooling large smallmouth and carp on the Lake Michigan flats in early June.

 

   January 31, 2022   

TYING PAT'S RUBBER-LEGGED STONEFLY

Pat’s Rubber-Legged Stonefly

CLICK THE LINK TO VIEW THE FIRST FLY OF THE 2022 FLY TYING CLASS, PAT'S RUBBER-LEGGED STONEFLY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JH3Ok--7Z8

Pat’s Rubber-Legged Stonefly is simple, durable, and effective stonefly pattern designed by Pat Bennett in the late 1990’s. Pat is an Idaho resident who designed the pattern to fish the stove-bouldered, cobble-bottom Madison and Snake Rivers in Idaho and Montana. These rivers offer perfect habitat for large numbers of black, brown, and golden stonefly nymphs. When things are slow on the surface, tie on a Pat’s and keep it close to the bottom.

   January 16, 2022   

5 Most Common Casting Errors



Watch Orvis' Pete Kutzer demonstrate 5 common casting errors that you can try to avoid. 
https://howtoflyfish.orvis.com/video-lessons/fly-casting/406-correcting_common_casting_mistakes

 

   January 07, 2022  

CURRENT STREAM REPORTS

To see the current stream report for the Upper Manistee and Boardman Rivers, click the links below:


CURRENT UPPER MANISTEE RIVER STREAM REPORT

CURRENT BOARDMAN RIVER STREAM REPORT

(These links are updated at least once a week on the Orvis website.)


 

   December 20, 2021  

ORVIS MICHIGAN 2022 SCHOOL DATES


The Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School returns to the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa just east of downtown Traverse City. Orvis Michigan will once again offer both one and two day schools. Conveniently located only a few minutes from downtown Traverse City, the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa will offer dedicated classroom facilities, private trout pond, and luxurious accommodations at special rates for Orvis one day and two day students.

Overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, the Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing Schools combine northwoods beauty and classic elegance at The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. After matching the hatch on Michigan’s famed Manistee, or Boardman Rivers, you can choose to relax at the beach, play some golf or tennis, or explore the beautiful sand beaches of Grand Traverse Bay. The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is home to our two day fly fishing schools which include wading the famous Boardman River where the Adams fly was invented. Miles of streams are available after class, or take in the sun on the Resort’s private Lake Michigan beachfront.

Schools utilize private trout ponds and classrooms, as well as serene stretches of the Boardman River only a few minutes away. Orvis Michigan is designed to introduce the intricacies of fly fishing to an absolute novice, but even experienced fly anglers will find personal and advanced instruction tailored to their level of experience. From knots to entomology, casting to tackle, the instructors at Orvis Michigan will fully prepare you to step into the stream.



At Orvis Michigan you’ll learn:

- Casting techniques

- Proper fly selection

- Essential knots

- How to play, land and safely release fish

- How to choose your gear and tackle

- How to read the water

- Stream entomology, and more!









 








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   November 01, 2021   

GEARING UP FOR THE HEX HATCH

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 Latin names of the insects that will be hatching over the next several weeks, but it will certainly matter that you match the size, shape, and color of them with your flies to fool the feeding fish. Size does matter.


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   June 21, 2021  

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