Video: How to Create a Neat, Small Head on a Fly

Nothing ruins the look of a good fly worse than a lumpy, overly large head. As Tim notes, one of the keys is using smaller thread, but you’ve also got to be careful how you cut the butts of your wing . . .

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Photo of the Day: A Winter Whopper in Vermont

Written by: Abbie Mahurin


Orvis’s Abbie Mahurin shows off a fine Vermont brown caught on an unseasonably warm Saturday.
Photo by Andy Mahurin

You know the saying: I was in the right place at the right time. Saturday’s exceptionally warm temperature made for a fantastic day on the water–especially for winter in Vermont. Around 10 . . .

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EPA Reverses Course on Pebble Mine


Bristol Bay is home to the world’s last great wild salmon run.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

In a move that surprised almost everyone involved in the fight against Pebble Mine, the EPA announced on Friday that it would NOT withdraw the Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Proposed . . .

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Congratulations to Our Orvis Cover Dog Top Donor Dogs!

It’s time to announce the top-voted dogs from our sixteenth Cover Dog Photo Contest!

It’s hard to believe we’ve been working with Morris Animal Foundation and our customers since 2009 to help to end canine cancer. We are humbled to think that with your help, we’ve raised well over $1 million, all of which goes to canine cancer research at top institutions throughout the US.

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Fish Streamers in Small Waters


By adjusting your presentation, you can catch good trout on streamers in even small creeks and brooks.
Photo by Phil Monahan

In its most basic form, fishing for trout with streamers is one of the easier ways to catch fish with a fly rod: you simply cast across the river or across-and-downstream and then strip the fly back as. . .

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