Video: How to Use Jig Hooks and Slotted Beads, Part I

Here’s another “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying . . .

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Charlotte, You’ve Spoken! #MyOutdoorsCharlotte

Hey Charlotte, NC! We’re really excited to partner with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and will donate up to $5,000 to their Catawba River Restoration Project, but we need your help. It’s fun and it’s easy. . .

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Ask the Experts: What’s the Most Underrated Game Fish?

Fly anglers are pursuing a greater variety of species than ever before, but old prejudices die hard, which means that some fish are still held in much higher regard than others. We asked a selection of Orvis-endorsed guides to name the fish they believe is . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dirty Carrot Nymph

In this week’s great tying video, Tim shows you how to create an orange version that he’s been using to great effect in recent weeks on his home waters in New Jersey. The Dirty Carrot features a mixed-dubbing body and a hard-to-miss hotspot behind the . . .

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Ask the Experts: How Do You Approach a New Water?

Fishing in new places can be a bit daunting, but expanding your repertoire is a great way to develop skill and to help ease overcrowding in popular areas. We asked a selection of Orvis-endorsed guides how they like to approach new water, hoping . . .

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Pro Tips: Take Strategic Breaks During the Fishing Day

Whether you’re nymphing a tailwater or stalking a bonefish flat, persistence often pays: making more cast, or taking more steps will eventually result in catching more fish. Knowing this can easily lead to a sense of urgency to do as much as possible . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Plastic Surgeon

Many fly tiers enjoy debating the relative merits of natural materials–fur, hair, and feathers–versus the myriad artificial products that have been introduced in recent decades. What you choose to tie with is a personal choice, and the proof is in the end . . .

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