Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.29.18


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 feature 13 videos that offer . . .

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Best City and Apartment Dogs

By: Orvis Staff


Photo by Sandy hays

For city and apartment dwellers, that joyful decision to bring home a dog (congratulations!) should coincide with a reality check (sorry). Not all rescue dogs and dog breeds are well adapted for an urban environment, or for the square footage offered by an apartment or condo. It’s best to take your time deciding whether a dog is a good match for your lifestyle in advance, so you don’t face unnecessary frustration or, worse, bring home a dog you must later give up. Here’s a roundup of the top breeds for apartment living, as well as the most important considerations for a canine in the city.

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Video: How to Tie the Caribou Caddis

When most folks consider tying on a dry-fly imitation of a caddisfly, they go right to the Elk-Hair Caddis, the venerable pattern that has surely caught millions of trout since Al Troth invented it in . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Mend Fly Line


By flipping the belly of your line upstream, you keep the current from dragging your line and, ultimately, your fly.

I remember the day the light bulb went off for me. I was standing shin deep in a small New Hampshire stream under the colorful fall foliage canopy while several brook trout rose in. . .

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Pro Tip: Know the Difference Between Dragons and Damsels

Written by: Jason Cotta, Fishing Manager, Orvis Bellevue (WA)


Dragonfly adults are beautiful, but they are not often available to fish because they are such strong fliers.
Photo by Jason Cotta

Summer is finally here, and stillwater fishing is starting to heat up. Rising water temperatures will bring out swarms of damselflies and dragonflies. Trout and bass will feed heavily on these two bugs throughout the spring and summer. Although the two . . .

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Story: The Agony and the Ecstasy


The treefish is easy to hook but notoriously difficult to land.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Anyone who picks up a fly rod learns pretty quickly that frustration is an unavoidable part of the sport. After my older brother, Brian, taught me how to cast in the backyard of his girlfriend’s house, I went fishing thirteen times before I finally landed a trout. That’s right—thirteen. But I kept at it because there was something about the process of fly fishing that attracted me immensely, …

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Video: How to Tie the Crackleback

I clearly remember the first time I saw a Crackleback. I was guiding on Alaska’s Lake Creek, and my clients were a nice couple from Missouri. I took them to a stretch of river where I knew . . .

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