Video: How to Tie the Speedy Sparkle Purple Haze

The Purple Haze–invented by Bitterroot guide Andy Carlson almost two decades ago–has become a staple pattern for many Western anglers. Six years ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie the standard version of the fly, but . . .

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Video: Two Rules for Safe Wading

Fly-fishing guides get to see a lot of different anglers in the water each year, which means they witness every kind of wading mistake. 2024 Orvis-Endorsed Guide of the Year Dustin Coffey even has names like “the river dance” and “the superman” . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. In this video, Tim shows you how to choose the right hair for the job. There are several options that work well–they stand up, flare, and stay on the top of the hook shank. To . . .

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Podcast: Careers In Conservation, with Levi Day

Reid joins Levi Day, a conservation leadership program manager, to discuss career pathways for folks with an interest in conservation. Levi is an avid upland hunter and bird dog owner, as well as a lifelong educator. Levi manages Pheasants . . .

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Video: How to Catch Striped Bass on the Fly

Here’s a great video from The New Fly Fisher in which Tom Rosenbauer–a striper fanatic for more than 30 years–shares his favorite tactics and flies, as well as his gear choices. Fishing from shore or from a boat, you can usually find hungry stripers if . . .

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Friday Fly Fishing Film Festival 05.17.24

Welcome to the another 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. This week, we’re serving up 10 remarkable productions . . .

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Pro Tips: How Close Should You Get to a Rising Trout?

Okay, so you’ve spotted a rising fish. You should probably start casting to it immediately, before it stops rising, right? No. First, you should think about how you should position yourself to get the best presentation. One thing that . . .

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Orvis Outfitter Team Member: Reed Teuscher

Welcome to our new series in which we profile members of the Orvis Outfitter Team, the customer-service folks who answer all your tackle and fishing questions via e-mail (fishing@orvis.com), telephone (800-548-9548), and live chat on our website. . . .

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