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Ask the Experts: What’s the Best Piece of Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Taking the time to practice your casting will pay huge dividends on the water. Photo by Eric Weissleder
A while ago, we introduced a periodical "Ask the Experts" Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. The second question comes from reader Duke Hudkins, who wrote: "Best piece of advice you have gotten from someone . . .
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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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Pro Tips: How to Hook More Bonefish by Sight-Setting

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing
Knowing when to set the hook is a vital skill that will help you land more bonefish. Photo courtesy H20 Bonefishing
When some anglers and experts talk about the requirements for successful bonefishing, there is an over-emphasis on casting and too little attention paid to proper hook-setting technique. Of course, you should practice casting, but don't get too caught up . . .
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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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Dog Safety During Hunting Season

Photo via orvis.com

If you enjoy hiking with your dog and live in an area with seasonal hunting, hitting the trails takes an extra measure of prep and precaution. Dog safety during hunting season starts with the understanding that you’re sharing the great outdoors, and with an awareness of how hunters engage in their sport. Here’s what you need to know to keep your dog safe when hiking, walking, or running with her during hunting season:


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Photos of the Day: A Vermont Brook Trout Patchwork

The many patterns and colors of wild Vermont brookies are amazing to behold in this fashion. Images by Jason Gragen
Jason Gragen is a Vermont angler who lives just over the mountains from Orvis HQ, and he posts beautiful images of brook trout to our Facebook page pretty regularly. This weekend, he. . .
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Packer’s Top 10 Flies for Fall on Colorado Freestone Rivers

Written by: John Packer, Fly Fishing Outfitters
Fall is a great time to catch colored-up brown trout in Colorado. Photo courtesy John Packer
As the days begin to get shorter and nights cooler, many Colorado anglers start to think more about elk and deer than about trout. But there's still some fantastic fishing to be had, and now . . .
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Master Class Monday: How to Fight Big Fish from a Boat

Big-game fly-fishing expert and Orvis ambassador Conway Bowman shows an important tip when fighting big fish from a boat with a fly rod. It’s more about your entire body than just your arms, and he demonstrates how to keep pressure on a fish, so . . .
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