Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.23.22

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’ve got ten killer videos with a distinctly salty vibe. From redfish and tarpon on the . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Spot Trout in Dirty Water

Fly fishing can often be spectacular when the water is slightly dirty, so don’t give up just because conditions aren’t crystal clear. In this great video, Dave Jensen gives us some solid tips on how. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 09.21.22

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the CBC Green Machine

Depending on whom you talk to, the original Green Machine was created by one of two legendary New Brunswick fly tiers, Warren Duncan or John Lyons. (Perhaps someone out there has definitive answer for us?) Either way, it featured a spun deer . . .

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Video: How to Make a Neat Thread Head on a Fly

In this great video, Tim demonstrates how to create a nice, neat head on any kind of fly. When I first started tying, I was often frustrated by the bulbous, oversize heads on my patterns, ruining the . . .

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“Bass-Bug Humbug,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply had some awfully strong opinions about what makes a good bass bug.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

“It is with some degree of trepidation that I approach the subject of artificial flies [for bass],” wrote James A. Henshall in his Book of the Black Bass, “for I am afraid that I hold some very. . .

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