Monthly Archives: September 2017

Photos: “20 September Days” Update #4—Final Days!

Written by: Phil Monahan

This wild brookie faded back into the camouflage of the streambed after release.
Photo by Phil Monahan

We are down to just three more days of our third annual “20 September Days” Contest, and many folks continue to post images to the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page, trying to reach the goal . . .


The Late Season Means Bigger Fish in Smaller Water

Written by: Len Harris, Jr.

This late-season brown was fooled with a Conehead Woolly Bugger in a non-typical lie.
Photo by Len Harris, Jr.

Last year featured our first extended seasons in Wisconsin. Early season here opens on the first Saturday of January, and you can now fish through to the 15th of October. For many years, our . . .


Video Tips: How to “Think Like a Surgeon” at the Vise

Written by: Phil Monahan

You might not think that surgery and fly tying have much in common, but Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions makes a good case for the analogy. Nearly every week, we are treated to the. . .


Tom Rosenbauer’s 12 Essential Trout Flies

Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

This brown trout fell for a Sparkle Dun, which rides low in the water.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

There’s a confusing array of trout flies available today. Many of them are redundant, and you don’t need that many patterns to cover most of the situations you will find in trout streams around. . .