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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . .
By: Deb German
You’ll feel safer and more confident on the road knowing that your best friend is buckled in.
Photo via orvis.com
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 . . .
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 . . .
Orvis’s Steve Hemkens shows off the kind of buried hook that does
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. . .
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. . .
“Hooked Up” 16×20 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, . . .
Orvis helps CfR kick off their retreat season
Photo by Casting for Recovery
The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants….
The Laurel Highlands are Nirvana for anglers who love mountain streams.
Photos by Matt Guess, Aerial Powered Media
Reader Vincent Piasecke continues to explore the rivers and streams of southwestern Pennsylvania with his Superfine Glass 7-1/2 foot 3-weight paired with a Battenkill Disc reel. He . . .