What is Fatwood?

Fatwood is a non-toxic, natural firestarter made of softwood, like pine, and its resin. It’s prized for its ability to light easily and burn very hot, even in damp conditions. Whether used for lighting up a cozy fireplace at the family during dinner, a woodstove that will heat the house all day, or in a ring of…

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.09.22

Welcome to an all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’re serving up ten great productions from an incredible variety of destinations . . .

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Video: Follow Your Passion

Here’s a gorgeous video from Slovakia, by Konrad Production, which tries to get at the magic of fly fishing as a whole. . .not just as a pursuit of fish. From the amazing scenery, to the cool. . .

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5 Tips for Shallow-Water Permit

Permit are difficult–but not impossible–to catch on fly. They have big eyes, are more wary than bonefish, and are pickier than tarpon. There are numerous anglers who spend years in their quest to catch their first permit. These. . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Flies for Winter Steelhead

It’s almost that time of year again, when dropping temperatures and shorter days begin to separate the casual anglers from the truly dedicated. Clearing out frozen guides every few casts isn’t for everyone, but rewards do await those hearty souls . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Dave Whitlock–legendary angler, tier, author, and artist–passed away on Thanksgiving night, but he left a remarkable legacy in this sport we love. Among his well known patterns is what he called the Red Fox Squirrel-Hair Nymph, of which he wrote, . . .

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