Pro Tips: An Introduction to Trout-Spey Fishing

Written by: Andrew Grillos, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


Sometimes, big water calls for a way to cover more water.
Photos by Andrew Grillos

A fun and effective method of trout fishing is the down-and-across streamer or wet fly swing, and the popularity of trout-Spey fishing in Montana has grown exponentially over the last few years. The . . .

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Classic Pro Tip: Understanding Fly Rod Terminology

Written by: Larry Kenney


A flag is rolled around a mandrel in the Orvis rod shop, creating a tapered tube that will become a rod section.
Photo by by Tim Bronson

Do you ever find yourself scratching your head when reading about fly rods, or do you find yourself lost when you hear a couple guys at your club meeting discussing their new rod-building. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Take Better Fish Portraits

Written by: Darcy Toner and Timbre Pringle, Faceless Fly Fishing Media


A fish portrait, rather than a grip-and-grin, is better for the fish and makes for a more interesting image..
All photos by Faceless Fly Fishing

How would your fish want its photo taken? Because a fish is an aquatic creature, one would assume that it would want to stay in the water. Many fishermen, including me, are inclined to take a quick . . .

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Pro Tips: Don’t Futz . . . . Fish!

Written by: Bob Streb


If you do this to your leader, you’re futzing when you should be fishing.
Photo by Bob Streb

Fish put our flies in their mouths and then spit them out in around one millionth of a second–maybe faster. You have to pay attention if you want to dance with trout, and I see a lot of you . . .

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11 Questions with Two of the Orvis Women Behind 50/50 on the Water

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


Christine Atkins (left) and Jackie Kutzer are the faces of the new Orvis-led initiative, and they’re responsible for much of the heavy lifting, as well.
Photo by Kami Swingle, TwoFisted Heart Productions, via orvis.com

Last year, The Orvis Company launched 50/50 on the Water, an aggressive initiative to introduce more women to the sport we love and to promote those already making a mark in the fly . . .

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The Top 6 Calm Dog Breeds

By: Orvis Staff



Photos courtesy  

If you’re daydreaming about getting a dog, what do you envision? A bouncy best pal brimming with excitement and energy? Or do you imagine an unflappable, four-legged throw pillow who keeps you good company on the couch as you catch up on your binge-watching? If you fall in the latter camp, opting for a calm dog breed is the way to go.

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What to Do With a Stray Dog

Meeting a stray dog brings you to a crossroads of sorts. The choices you make in the next few minutes, days, and weeks could be no less than life changing—for you and the wayward furry fellow.

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