Floating the Far North

A tributary of the Kuskokwim River in southwestern Alaska begins in a glorious lake surrounded by mountains. All five species of Pacific salmon spawn here, continuing the spectacular circle of life that feeds the entire ecosystem. Spread the Chill Know someone who could use a Moment of Chill?

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.03.20

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 present fourteen glorious production, featuring a diverse array of locations and . . .

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Tying with Tom Fly-Pattern Schedule!

By now, you’re surely aware that Tom Rosenbauer is hosting fly-tying sessions on Facebook Live every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 p.m. In the interest of giving you enough time to gather all the materials and prepare to tie along as Tom . . .

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Natural Reflections: Early Brown Stonefly Adults

Early Brown Stoneflies (EBS) are one of the earliest Eastern and Midwestern hatches. Beginning in early-to-mid March, after spending the past year hidden in the stream’s bottom debris, the EBS reddish-brown nymphs migrate to the shoreline, . . .

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Last Day to Enter Our “New Season” Photo Contest!

On March 20, we launched our “New Season” Photo Contest, and it ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. There’s still time for you to enter. There will be three winners, who will receive some killer prizes, including a NEW Recon Fly Rod. All you have to do is share . . .

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Video: Tying an Elk-Hair Caddis with Tom

For the fourth installment of his Facebook Live series “Tying with Tom,” Tom focused on one of the most popular dry flies of all time: the Elk-Hair Caddis. In a 1978 article in Fly Tyer, the fly’s inventor, Al Troth, claimed that he had set out to develop a . . .

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Tom’s Top 7 Early-Season Streamers


This springtime rainbow was holding in deep water below a highway bridge in western Massachusetts.
Photo by Joe Phillips

In Tuesday’s post, “How to Fish Streamers in the Early Season,” I explained that I prefer flies that have some movement of their own, like ones with marabou and rabbit fur, because they work . . .

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