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Everything You Want to Know About Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus)


The male arctic char develops brilliant spawning colors in fall.
Photo by Nils Rinaldi from Lausanne, Switzerland, via Wikimedia Commons
The spectacular spawning colors of the male make the Arctic char one of the most photogenic game fish, but you must head to the far north or the high country of Europe to find. . .
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Podcast: How to be a Great Fly-Fishing Client, with Simon Perkins

Simon Perkins (right) with a client, in 2011. Photo via Facebook
There’s lots of discussion about what makes a good guide and why some are better than others for a whole host of reasons. But the guide/angler connection is truly a team effort, and there are things a client can do to get more out of the experience and . . .
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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.18.19

Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to . . .
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Top 10 Flies for Winter in the Northeast

Written by: Joe Demalderis, Cross Current Guide Service and Outfitters
Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) and his fellow guides offer ten patterns for winter on their home waters. Photo via Facebook
Winter in the northeast and on the waters I call home, the Upper Delaware System, can vary greatly in conditions. Where you can legally fish is also a consideration, with many waters closed to fishing to protect spawning trout, so always be certain to . . .
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Take a Classic Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.17.19

Welcome to another edition of our weekly trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week, we've got a classic quiz, featuring 10 questions about famous . . .
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Tom Rosenbauer to Receive 2019 Izaak Walton Award

Clockwise from top right: Tom as a youngster in western New York, as part of the Orvis Fly Fishing School faculty, on the water in Vermont, and with a huge Labrador brook trout.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing--in Manchester, Vermont--has announced that the recipient of this year's Izaak Walton Award will be our own Tom Rosenbauer. The Izaak Walton Award was established in 2014 to honor and celebrate individuals . . .
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Florida’s new Governor, Ron DeSantis, made the environment a centerpiece of his campaign, but environmentalists wanted to see if he’d put his money where his mouth is. So far, the signs are promising, as Governor DeSantis . . .
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Photo of the Day: Perfect Timing

Roberts says he captured this image during a brief interlude between hookups on a banner day on the Green. Photo by Doug Roberts, Old Moe Guide Service
Utahn Doug Roberts--who runs Old Moe Guide Service, based in the town of Dutch John, sent in this killer photo of a big brown getting ready to send a blue-winged olive down the hatch. Huge . . .
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