Video Pro Tips: How to Fight Big Fish from a Boat

Big-game fly-fishing expert and Orvis ambassador Conway Bowman shows an important tip when fighting big fish from a boat with a fly rod. It’s more about your entire body than just your arms, and he demonstrates how to keep pressure on a fish, so . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Why and How to Sharpen Your Hooks

Do you sharpen your hooks regularly? I’m convinced that hoo-sharpening is something that many people discuss but few anglers actually do. Here’s another great how-to video from Brian Flechsig of of Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, in which . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Winter Wonder

As Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions argues at the beginning of this video, “Sometimes, simpler is better.” In this great tying lesson, Tim shows you how to tie a steelhead-and-trout nymph that has been stripped down to the bare . . .

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Video: How to Use Thread Wax

Thread wax is different from dubbing wax, in that it isn’t meant to make it easier to attach dubbing to the thread. Instead, the wax helps the thread grip materials it is wrapped around. It’s a subtle difference, but Tim Flagler . . .

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Video: How to Match Your Tactics to a Specific Trout

This week’s “Master Class Monday” video from Jensen Fly Fishing is a long one, but it’s well worth your time, as it’s full of useful information. Dave and Amelia hike into the backcountry in late summer, where they discover a pool . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Blue Quill Variant

What’s better than a really effective fly pattern that’s also easy to tie? Fly-fishing guide and fly-casting instructor Phil Gay showed this great Blue Quill Variant to Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions during a trip to Pennsylvania’s . . .

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