Video: How to Cast Large or Heavy Flies

Many anglers find that their casting technique goes to pieces when they tie on a heavy streamer or large bass bug. In this great clip from “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing,” Orvis casting instructor . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Understanding Tempo and Creep in Fly Casting

Last month, the folks at Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a new series about fly casting. In the latest episode, Brian Flechsig talks about the importance of coming to a complete stop on the backcast and allowing the fly line to roll out . . .

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Video: How to Accurately Measure Materials

Many fly-tying recipes call for a tail or a wing that is as long as the shank of the hook. But how do you ensure that you’ve got the proper measurement? In this video, Tim explains how hold the . . .

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Classic Video: Toe to Toe with Trout


Marty and guide Chris Taylor celebrate another rainbow trout from the San Juan.

If you think that fly fishing is a difficult sport, check out this inspirational video about a woman named Marty Loudder–an associate dean and professor of accounting at Texas A&M–who decided to . . .

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Video Tip: How to Make a Belgian (Oval) Cast

The Belgian Cast, also known as the “oval cast,” achieves a few things: it keeps the line under constant tension, it keeps the flies away from the caster on the back cast, and it ensures that. . .

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Video: How to Tie the October Caddis Skater

Whereas the best way to present a mayfly imitation is almost always a dead drift, trout are often willing to chase a caddisfly skittering across the surface. Some of us learned this by . . .

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Video: How to Make Distribution Wraps

Some patterns, such as the Bird’s Nest, call for hackle fibers all the way around the body, which can be a pain. But Tim has a great trick that makes the process ridiculously easy. It’s all in how you prepare the feather and then tie it in. Try it out, and your . . .

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