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We recently announced that as part of our “Summer of Carp” celebration, we’re holding an eight-week carp-photo contest that anyone can enter. Remember, the winner depends on YOUR votes, so come back often and give them your support!
Here’s some cool footage from the flats off Cape Cod, where anglers can sight-fish for a variety of speciesstripers, bluefish, and even porgies. There’s a great soundtrack, and I dig the SCOF hoodie, too.
All the news out of Colorado of late has been about devastating wildfires, but here’s a remarkable success story that i don’t want to get lost in the shuffle: According to Doug Krieger, Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologist, the health of the Arkansas River is “The best it’s been in 100 years.” He cites. . .
Written by: Paul Moinester
[Editor’s Note: Paul Moinester has embarked on a six-month, 20,000-mile adventure to exploring the upstream battle to protect wild fish and their habitat. (Check out his introductory post here.) He will be posting dispatches on the Fly Fishing blog throughout his journey.]
Standing on the bank, my eyes affixed to the river, I scoured the water looking for the subtle interruption of a nose piercing the otherwise glassy surface. It only took a minute to spot a snout emerge from the water. But this fish was not peacefully rising and kissing the. . .
How do we choose which flies to carry in the Orvis catalog? We test them out, of course. Product developer Shawn Brillon is the man in charge of flies, but he often asks others to do the “dirty work.” Here are a couple of shots taken over the weekend by. . .
I cut my teeth fly-fishing on Maine’s Rapid River for landlocked salmon and brook trout, and it was on that steep, tumbling freestoner that I first fell in love with traditional streamer patterns. Of course, the Rapid begins at Middle Dam, just a lake’s length from Upper Dam, the spot where Carrie Stevens invented her famous. . .
The $64,000 question for many anglers is, “Which knot should I use to connect the fly to the tippet?” We all want the strongest possible connection we can get because the sickening feeling of breaking off a big fish can ruin a day on the water. Ingenious tinkerers have come up with many different knot options over the last. . .
Yesterday, I had the privilege of accompanying Phil Monahan to a rural Vermont stream in pursuit of native brook trout. An expensive fishing getaway? More like lunch break at The Orvis Company. As a social media intern here at Orvis, I’m working closely with Orvis News, which means Phil is kind of my boss. During our one-hour break, we fished several small pools on the stream, which is. . .
Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a killer selection this week, fourteen more videos that will take you around the world.
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