The Effects of the Moon and Barometric Pressure on Fishing

In this week’s podcast I interview Captain Jim Barr from Rhode Island and we talk about the effects of barometric pressure changes and moon phases on fly fishing, both in Jim’s arena of striped bass fishing and also on various freshwater species. If you’re looking for easy answers you’ll be disappointed, but I think you’ll enjoy hearing us talk about the empirical observations we’ve made over the years. In the Fly Box section this week we discuss methods of weighting flies with non-toxic materials, why you catch bigger fish on worms than you do on flies, and an explanation of the term “turning over” a fly and what you can do to make sure your fly turns over.

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Picture of the Day: High-Water Rainbow

Steve's Big Fish

High water, the result of runoff from two unseasonably warm days, on
Montana’s Clearwater River made for tough fishing, but Steve Hemkens
stuck this 20-plus-inch rainbow on a streamer.

photo by Shawn Brillon

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Friday Film Festival 04.13.12

Friday 13

Watch

out: these films are deadly good.


photoshop hack by James

Daley

Welcome to another Friday the 13th edition of the Friday Film

Festival. (Watch out for that guy on the marquee; he looks like a bait dunker.) My intros are short because I’m out in Missoula, Montana, at the

Orvis Western Guide Rendezvous with a couple hundred of my best fishing

buddies. So enjoy this week’s selection. Remember, we surf so you don’t have

to. But if you do stumble upon something great that you think is worthy of

inclusion in a future FFF, please post it in the comments below. See you

next week with a fresh set of films!

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Video: These Dogs Know Frisbee


Beach season is coming and you are going to have to practice your frisbee tricks for a long time if you want to compete with some of these dogs!

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Video: How to Tie a Catskill-Style Hendrickson

Over the past year or so, we’ve seen author and blogger Matt Grobert tie innovative patterns and his unique variations on classics. In this great video from Tightline Productions, he takes on the venerable Catskill-style dry fly, which is actually pretty brave. For some tiers, the importance of getting every detail correct in tying Catskill-style patterns is of the utmost performance, and . . .

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Picture of the Day: Surprise Brown Trout

John Hill 1

Jon Hill discovered that the browns in a local creek grow a little bigger than he thought.

photo courtesy Jon Hill

Blog reader Jon Hill sent us an email with the accompanying photos about a recent great afternoon on the water: “I got off work early and had a few hours to kill, so I headed out to my favorite fishing hole. I had heard that there were some big browns in this little creek but never thought they would be. . .

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Orvis in the World of Fly-Fishing Video

Orvis in the World of Fly Fishing Video from Sharptail Media on Vimeo.

In the last few years, we’ve all experienced the growing popularity of fly-fishing video that has taken over the Internet and film festivals around the country and the world. There are a lot of talented people out there producing some killer stuff. Here at the home office in Vermont, we are always forwarding the latest videos around to each other. And, of course, . . .

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Molly’s Christmas Island Adventure

Molly 3

Giant trevally are known for their fierce fighting abilities, and for finding ways to break an angler’s tackle.

photo courtesy Molly Semenik

Right after her championship performance at the Salt Lake City “Best of the West” competition, Molly Semenik headed to Christmas Island to chase bonefish and giant trevally. It looks like she did pretty well, landing four. . .

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Molly’s Christmas Island Adventure

Molly 3

Giant trevally are known for their fierce fighting abilities, and for finding ways to break an angler’s tackle.

photo courtesy Molly Semenik

Right after her championship performance at the Salt Lake City “Best of the West” competition, Molly Semenik headed to Christmas Island to chase bonefish and giant trevally. It looks like she did pretty well, landing four. . .

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Los Ombues Named 2012 Orvis International Lodge of the Year

Los Ombues

Los Ombues guest looking to bag one of the many species of ducks in the
Parana River floodplain, Entre Rios, Argentina.

photo courtesy Los Ombues

Los Ombues Lodge in Entre Rios Province, Argentina, is the first wingshooting lodge to receive Orvis’s International Lodge of the Year award. The award is based on customer feedback sent to Orvis and reflects customers’ recent experiences at a sporting destination. Carlos Sanchez and his associates at Los Ombues cater to Orvis customers who travel to hunt ducks, doves, and perdiz on their 37,000-acre property bordering the Parana River. Those customers routinely rave about. . .

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