New Issue of Tail Is Online Now

Issue number 32 of tail flyfishing magazine offers something for everyone who loves saltwater fly fishing. In this issue, there are some killer articles, including Pat Ford writing about Key West . . .

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What Are Moleskin Pants?

By: Amber Roberts

Moleskin, not to be confused with the Italian paper and journal manufacturer ‘Moleskine,’ is a durable, densely woven material made of pure cotton. Similar to corduroy and velvet, a high-quality yarn is tightly woven to create the hardy textile. While corduroy is trimmed to create ribs, moleskin is sheared close over the whole of one side for a suede-like feel. The rich nap of the soft-brushed fabric hints at luxury, though the tough material began as rugged working wear.

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Why Do Clothes Shrink?

There’s no single reason clothing shrinks, but the simplest answer may be as close as the label in your favorite top. It all depends on fabrics, washing methods, and drying temperatures. . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.03.17

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 fourteen videos that will . . .

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Podcast: The Life Cycle and Habits of the American Woodcock


American Woodcock Scolopax minor, Parc-nature de la Pointe-Aux-Prairies, Montreal, Canada.
Photos by guizmo_68 via Wikipedia, via CC BY 2.0 license

In his latest podcast, Reid speaks with Al Stewart, Wildlife Biologist and Upland Gamebird Specialist and Program Leader for Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Al describes the life cycle . . .

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Ask the Experts: Floating Line or Sinking Tip for Streamers?


This Battenkill brown fell for a sparse marabou streamer fished on a floating line with no weight on the leader.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Last week, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. The first question comes from reader Alex Belonga, who . . .

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