Since 1856, the Orvis name has represented a Sporting Tradition of quality. Today, Streamside Orvis offers that same tradition of quality in the heart of downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Streamside offers Orvis fine clothing and gifts, Patagonia technical sportswear and gear, Barbour classic styles and famous wax cotton jackets, Howler Bros unique fly angling clothing and leisure wear, as well as other fine brands like Fishpond, Scientific Anglers, Korkers wading footware, Sherpa Outdoors, and Costa Del Mar sunglasses.
If you’re thinking of fly fishing Traverse City, you’re coming to the Midwest’s best fly fishing, and Orvis Streamside is the area’s best fly shop. Only the finest fly fishing tackle, upland hunting gear, sporting gifts and outdoor clothing find their way into Streamside Orvis.
Streamside is also the home of the Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School. Orvis Michigan students learn the details about fly tackle, aquatic entomology, fly selection, knots, and the industry’s best fly casting instruction. You’ll spend your first day at Orvis’ formal classroom in The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, and use it’s casting field, and pond. The second day of instruction will begin in our Traverse City classroom. After lunch, you’ll spend the rest of the day in the beautiful Boardman River just south of town. There, you'll watch presentations and demonstrations, then wade and fish the Boardman River under the watchful eye of your instructor. As an Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School student, all tackle, lunches, course materials are provided. All you'll need is a one day Michigan fishing license, dress for the weather, and bring some excitement. We’ll provide the rest!
Streamside’s staff includes a Fly Fishers International master casting instructor, Trout Unlimited certified fly casting instructors, Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School instructors, Orvis Fly Fishing Guides, and retail experts, who all share your love and enthusiasm for the outdoors. They share your excitement for fly fishing and upland hunting and want you to get started the right way. They know the hatch, flies, and time of day to maximize your fly fishing in the Traverse City region. Nobody knows the upper Manistee, Boardman, Betsie, Jordan, Platte, Rapid, and AuSable Rivers better than Traverse City’s Streamside Orvis.
Let us share our love of the outdoors with you and help develop the skills and knowledge you need to be a more successful fly angler. Whether you need to understand a hatch, choose the best tackle, or just figure out the easiest way to tie a knot, we’re here every day to help you learn to enjoy this great sport.