Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.29.17

Welcome to the final edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival for 2017, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we've got fourteen films that . . .
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Classic Winter Pattern: Josh’s Reaper Midge

Written by: Josh Williams
Winter trout often key on midges near or on the surface. All photos by Josh Williams
Winter fishing in tailwaters can be both very fun and very frustrating. Although the absence of fair-weather fishermen means less angling pressure, you still have to deal with cold weather and. . .
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Classic Podcast: Tactical Fly-Fishing with Jesse Haller

We get many questions about tactical nymphs, tactical fishing, and tactical hooks. What do we mean by “tactical,” anyway? Listen this week as we talk to Jesse Haller, resident Orvis . . .
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Pro Tips: Stop Fidgeting on the Saltwater Flats

Written by: Robert Morselli
Standing still on the saltwater flats can actually draw fish to you. Photo by Sandy hays
Remember your parents telling you to stop fidgeting? Well, take that advice with you the next time you find yourself wading. The rule of thumb we’ve all read and heard countless times is. . .
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Nick Mayer: Science as Art, and Art as Science


Wyoming Rainbow Trout (detail)
Paintings by Nick Mayer
Naturalist and artist Nick Mayer combines the observations of a scientist with the eye of an artist to create gorgeous fish paintings in his Lincoln, Vermont studio. His love of fly fishing, fly tying, fish . . .
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January on the Madison Can Be a Blast

Written by: John McKinnie
A bluebird day on the Madison chases the winter blues away. All photos by John McKinnie
We were headed to the Madison on a blustery January day. We departed the ranch around 8 a.m. with the temperatures hovering around 5 degrees. As we drove through the Gallatin Canyon. . .
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Pro Tips: How to Catch the Biggest Fish of Your Life

Written by: Matthew Calderaro
Calderaro hunted this awesome marble trout for a week on the Soca River. (See the video below.) Photo courtesy Matthew Calderaro
Catching big fish requires a fly angler to switch their mindset from fishing to hunting. If an angler can commit to this switch, the results can be fantastic and open a whole new world of. . .
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Video: Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing

Did you get a new fly rod for Christmas? Then it's time to start learning how to use it, and there's no better teacher than our own Tom Rosenbauer. Here's a great full-length episode of "The Orvis . . .
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