Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.28.17

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 was a bit light on new videos, but . . .

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5 Tips for Fishing During Runoff

Written by: Doc Thompson


Smaller tailwaters, like the Cimarron, often handle runoff better than large freestone rivers.
Photos by Doc Thompson

It is that time of year when spring runoff is starting in the West. A lot of folks consider this to be a slow to non-fishing time of year. However, early and late stages of runoff offer conditions that. . .

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Pro Tip: A Better Way to Rig Droppers

Written by: Cliff Weisse, Three Rivers Ranch


The common method of attaching the dropper tippet to the bend of the hook in front, poses some problems.
Illustrations by Cliff Weisse

Here’s a simple solution for one of the most common problems I’ve encountered when fishing droppers. Dropper tippets are typically tied off the bend of the hook. This is true whether. . .

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Photos: Where the Wild Things Are

Written by: Drew Nisbet, Fishing Manager of Orvis Buffalo


Catching native trout in a small stream where they are adapted to the environment is a special experience.
Photos by Drew Nisbet

It starts in an alder swamp, where cold spring water bubbles up from the ground. Dense, nearly impenetrable thickets of buttonbush and winterberry holly shade black, organic rich mineral . . .

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Video: “The Way Life Is Meant To Be”

One of my favorite things about Dave and Amelia Jensen is that–after spending years guiding and three months every year catching huge fish in New Zealand–they have not become even a . . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Fool Really “Smart” Trout

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply drifts a dry fly on a mountain stream.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Trout outsmart me regularly. This neither surprises nor embarrasses me. Sure, a trout’s brain is about the size of a pea–a bit smaller than mine–but it’s a highly specialized organ. It’s not. . .

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