Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.31.17

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 a good mix of foreign . . .
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Video: Fast-Action Fly Fishing Down Under

Here's an ad for a guiding operation in Australia, and boy do they know how to put together a highlight reel. Featuring both salt- and freshwater angling, the video gets right to the good . . .
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Classic Story and Photos: The Mouse-Eating Monster of The Rividavia

Written by: Mike Dawkins, WorldCast Anglers 
Mike Dawkins is all smiles as he cradles a fish of a lifetime on Patagonia's Rividavia. All photos courtesy Mike Dawkins
It is no secret that most of the largest trout landed come to the net in the spring and fall—before the summer heat begins and you cannot escape the brightness of the sun; after the first snow falls on the mountains and the. . .
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Three Good Reasons to Restrain Your Dog in the Car

By: Deb German
You'll feel safer and more confident on the road knowing that your best friend is buckled in. Photo via
The holiday travel season is upon us: millions of Americans will soon head to destinations near and far for family celebrations, and for many the family includes the dog. Do you routinely . . .
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Video: How to Tie the Olive Woolly Bugger

If I had to choose one pattern to fish before the Hendricksons start coming off, it would be the Olive Bugger.
The Woolly Bugger really needs no introduction, but if you didn't see our post on the fly's inventor, Russell Blessing, check it out here. I doubt that there's a single trout angler who doesn't . . .
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Fly-Fishing Wisdom: Fear of Hooks

Orvis's Steve Hemkens shows off the kind of buried hook that does require
medical attention. To his credit, he finished out the float trip first.
Photo by Steve Hemkens
Anyone who fishes long enough is going to end up with a hook point buried in his skin; it’s simply an occupational hazard. This is why it’s important to debarb your hooks and always carry a mini first-aid kit in your vest or waist pack. But there are times when every precaution in the world isn’t. . .
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Top 10 Flies for Western Canada and the Rockies

Written by: Dave Brown, Dave Brown Outfitters
The big browns of Alberta love a bushy dry fly drifted along the bank. Photo by Dave Brown
Once our guide season rolls around, we tend to cover a lot of rivers in both Alberta and British Columbia. The character of these streams varies from fast-moving alpine freestones, such. . .
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Angling Art: Capturing the Moment on Canvas

"Hooked Up" 16x20 Acrylic on canvas Painting by Steve Cobb
A couple weeks ago, I used a great image (below) by my friend Sandy Hays to illustrate a post about how to get your nymphs to the bottom fast. Sandy shot the photo several years ago, . . .
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