Video: “Flight Mode,” Brown Trout in Norway

Here’s a gorgeous video from Norway’s Trond Kjærstad, who puts his cell phone in flight mode and heads off to a sweet lake where big browns cruise among weedbeds. There are a couple killer shots of. . .

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Pro Tip: How to Prepare for a Guided Fly-Fishing Trip


A little bit of casting practice goes a long way once you’re on the water.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Some people fish with guides all the time, but most anglers have probably never done it. Others might hire a guide just once or twice a year. So if you do make that leap and hire a local expert to take you fishing, whether its on the Roaring Fork or the flats of Belize, what’s the best way to. . .

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Short Casts 09.19.13


As Anglo American announced it is pulling out of the controversial Southwest Alaska mining prospect, it left hanging questions about the future of the proposed Pebble Mine.
EPA photo via alaskadispatch.com

[Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.]

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“Bad Dog/Good Dog” Video Is Most Popular Post Ever

Last month, we posted the above video, along with a note about the power of rescue and adoption. Orvis Dogs readers were clearly moved, and the post got forwarded and shared. . .a lot. . .enough that the post has been viewed more than any other in the four years that we have been doing this. Because of this popularity, I wanted to return to the video to make a connection between its. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Cream Cahill Sparkle Dun


This Sparkle Dun pattern is highly visible in low light and imitates both duns and spinners.

Late-season light Cahills (McCaffertium modestum)—traditionally called Cream Cahills—often hatch sporadically the last hour or two of light. The trout will rise to these duns, but they sometimes prefer the spinners, which return right at. . .

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Video: Slovenia Sessions with FrontsideFly

It’s no secret that we are big fans of the guys from FrontsideFly , who combine a love of fly fishing, a killer sense of humor, and serious video-making chops. Stefan Ågren just released this fun, behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of their. . .

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Video: Busy Paws Are Better

Here’s a short, fun video with a very positive message for dog owners. The star is Rockley, a two-year-old German Shorthaired pointer. He’s handsome, eh?

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