Last week, Orvis hosted a large group of fly-fishing writers, editors, and photographers for a few days of meetings and a tour of the Rod Shop, followed by a trip to the Catskills to wet a line. One of the great things about this business 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 great selection this week, twenty more videos that will take you to. . .
I received a fascinating email from a Greek angler named Dimitri today.This is interesting for two reasons: 1. I’ve never met a Greek fly fisherman, although I assumed they existed, and 2. I’ve never seen photos of Greek trout or rivers. Here’s Dimitri’s account of his fly-fishing world. (I have edited for clarity.): . . .
Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. The last quiz was an improvement over the previous one, with two perfect scores (congrats Justin and Mark!) and five 90%s. This week’s quiz features twenty (20!) questions about. . .
I received this great photo and story from blog reader Brandon Kalpin of Altadena, California: . . .
Fly fishermen are masters of euphemism when it comes to tangled leaders. “Oh, look. I’ve got a wind knot,” an angler will say on the even the most flat-calm day. Sorry, my friend, but the wind had nothing to do with that knot, which was surely caused by. . .
We’ve already posted a couple of trailers for the upcoming film “7 Degrees South.” (See here and here.) Now, we get a sneak peak at one incredible scene, in which an angler engages in a serious tug of war with a huge giant trevally. No reel-screaming runs allowed by this guy; instead, he puts the wood to the fish right off the bat and doesn’t let up. I’m exhausted just watching the fight.
The latest issue of The New Fly Fisher, from the folks who make the Canadian TV show of the same name, if chock-full of great stuff. From great how-to articles about fishing still waters to cool fly patterns to great photography and. . .
Here’s a gorgeous trailer for “Waypoints,” an upcoming film from Jim Klug and Chris Patterson of Confluence Films. They are trying something cool and new for the release: . . .