Classic Tuesday Tip: Look Before You Fish

Whenever you can gain a high vantage point on water you're about to fish, you're ahead of the game. Photo by Sandy Hays
One of the more common mistakes that guides see is an angler stumbling into a river before taking a few minutes to figure out what’s going on. Observation is an undervalued tool, and too. . .
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Colorado Lodge Seeks to Spark Fly-Fishing Passion in the Next Generation

Introducing a kid to fly fishing can be a magical experience, and the start of a lifetime on the water. Photo courtesy Simon Perkins
The sporting community spends a lot time thinking about ways to get the next generation involved, and fly fishers are no exception. Although we have seen a pretty good youth movement in . . .
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Video: How to Tie a Great CDC Blue-Winged Olive

Blue-winged olives are among the first great hatches of the year in many parts of the country, especially on cloudy and raw days. These bugs often have difficulty breaking through the. . .
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Pro Tips: Top Five Flies for Spring Great Lakes Steelhead

Written by: Chuck Hawkins, Hawkins Outfitters
These five patterns will help you fish through the three-stage early season. Photo by Chuck Hawkins
Most fly anglers eagerly await the start of the spring steelhead run. Here what I believe are the top five spring steelhead flies and when to use them. Any list of the top five steelhead flies for spring. . .
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Classic Photo: A Beast from the East, But Do You Know What It Is?

That's a trophy fish anywhere in the world, but it came from New Hampshire's Connecticut River. Photo courtesy Lopstick Outfitters
Greg Inglis—who guides at Lopstick Outfitters in Pittsburg, New Hampshire—sent in this photo of a serious slab he caught while stripping streamers below Murphy Dam, on the Upper. . .
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Top 10 Midge Patterns for Tailwaters

Written by: Bryen Venema, Bighorn Angler
Orvis Charlotte Store Manager Mary Griffin caught this 22-inch South Holsten brown on a tiny midge imitation. Photo by Trey Oliver
Whether you are fishing the Bighorn, the Missouri, or a tailwater elsewhere in the country, midges are among the most important hatches. These tiny patterns have proven themselves as. . .
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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.17.17

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we've got ten videos that cover a . . .
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Take an All New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 02.16.17

Welcome to the latest 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. Here are . . .
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