The Trip: Around the World in 5 Months

Five years ago, my wife, Janeil, and I began dreaming about a retirement adventure. We each had been working since we were teens, and now that we are in our 60s and soon to retire, we wanted to mark that milestone in our lives with . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.23.24

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. Honestly, this was one of the worst weeks in recent . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Swing a Fly Effectively

In this great video from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center chapter on Great Lakes Steelhead, Tom Rosenbauer talks about the nuances of getting your fly to swim enticingly when you’re swinging for steelhead (or trout or salmon). If you want to entice . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Secrets to Fishing Spring Creeks

Spring creeks can produce some of the most exhilarating–and frustrating–moments in fly fishing, usually over the course of the same day. Their slow-moving, crystal-clear water allows trout to detect your presence from much farther away, and gives . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 02.21.24

As we reported last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began discharging Lake Okeechobee water through the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers to lower the lake level before the wet season. These discharges can cause serious . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Evil Olive Nymph

In this killer fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler teaches you how to tie a Frankenstein-like nymph called the Evil Olive. As Tim notes, the pattern borrows elements from tried-and-true flies, such as Higa’s S.O.S. and the WD-40, both . . .

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Video: How Nymphs Drift Underwater

When you’re tying nymphs patterns, you might think that where you add the weight makes a huge difference in how the fly is oriented when it drifts downstream. As Tim explains here, almost all nymphs end up drifting . . .

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