Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.23.21

Welcome to a super-salty, mostly classic edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Every week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Rod Weights, Carp Tactics, and More

In episode #3, Flechsig answers the questions “What’s the best rod for a newbie angler?” and “What are some good flies and tactics for carp?” Flechsig’s answers, as usual, are comprehensive and illuminating. His description of how you should present . . .

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Tuesday Tips: 3 Keys to Catching Bass on Topwater Bugs


This chunky largemouth fell for a deer-hair slider, the Umpqua Swim Frog diver.
Photo by Reid Bryant

Catching largemouth bass on surface flies is a lot of fun, but it’s not as easy as you might think. Bass aren’t like northern pike, almost always willing to chase down a big meal. In fact, bass. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 07.21.21

Two weeks ago, we hosted a Facebook Live event with Guy Alsentzer from Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Brian Wheeler of the Big Hole River Foundation, and Wade Fellin, of Big Hole . . .

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Fish Facts: Pink Salmon (Oncorhyncus gorbuscha)


The large hump in front of the dorsal fin on spawning males is the reason for the species’s nickname, “Humpy.”
Illustration by Timothy Knepp – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In the angling community, the pink salmon (Oncorhyncus gorbuscha) is not generally held in the same high esteem as its cousins, the Chinook, coho, and sockeye. However, the sheer. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Peacock Caddis

Some patterns straddle the categories of imitative and attractor flies, and the Peacock Caddis is a great example. When caddisflies are hatching or ovipositing, this is a great fly to drift or skate . . .

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