Classic Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Streamers


Orvis rod designer Shawn Combs is a streamer fanatic.
Photo by Jim Logan

Because I fish mostly in the Northeast—where over the course of a season nymphs and streamers surely catch more large fish than dry flies do—I am loath to fish anything but surface patterns when I’m out West. Don’t get me wrong: I’m no dry-flies-upstream-only purist. It’s just that. . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Euro-Nymph a Run

When you’re faced with a run that seems fairly featureless–with no boulders, obvious seams, or troughs–it can be tough to decide where to fish. In this great video from The New Fly Fisher, Orvis product developer Jesse . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: 10 Tips for Fall Streamer Fishing

It’s the season to get into some really big wild brown trout. They are setting up for the spawn right now, and this is some of my favorite fishing of the entire year. If you do things right, you could land the biggest trout of your life, . . .

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Video: How to Fish Nymphs with a Sighter

Every time we post something about using strike indicators, someone makes a snarky comment about “bobber fishing.” A lot of fly fishers prefer “naked nymphing,” in which the angler detects strikes by feel or by watching the . . .

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween

The candy is stocked, the pumpkin’s lit, that gauzy spiderweb stuff is strewn about—you’re all set for Halloween, but what about your dog? With more than $350 million spent by Americans on pet costumes every year, having fun . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Woolly Bugger Euro Jig

The Woolly Bugger has been catching trout, bass, panfish, and other species for more than half a century, since Pennsylvanian Russell Blessing first tied what he thought of as a hellgrammite imitation in the 1960s. Once a . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part IV

In part IV of his series on Craft Fur, Tim demonstrates several methods for tying-in the fur on both the top and bottom of the hook. The orientation of the hair and the ways you can double it over or create a thread dam . . .

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