Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.24.20

Welcome to another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’ve got an even dozen videos, featuring a . . .

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Take a NEW Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.23.20

Welcome to another edition of our weekly trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week, we’ve got 10 new questions about flies, authors, fish species, . . .

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Photos: The Development of the Fly Reel in the 19th Century


The age of this reel is unknown, but it shows basic features we still use today.
all photos by Tim Bronson

In 15th century England, anglers didn’t use reels at all: They simply tied a braided horsehair line to the tip of a long rod. (Dapping and Tenkara operate on the same principle.) But by the 18th. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 01.22.20

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a weekly roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. With both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Wednesdays, it’s been a few weeks. Working with . . .

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Orvis Dog-Training Tips, Episode 8: How to Teach “Sit”

In episode 8, Ronnie shows how he teaches the “sit” command by using cues, not words. By pulling up on the lead and pushing down on the dog’s rear end, he establishes what he wants to happen, and the dog gets the point very quickly. Note that he . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Griffith’s Gnat Emerger

The Griffith’s Gnat is a venerable pattern named for one of the founders of Trout Unlimited, George Griffith. (Our friends at Tightline Productions showed you how to tie this fly years ago.) At some point, Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies in . . .

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Video: Finding Community in Fly Fishing

Over the past couple of years, Orvis has been working with an organization called Brown Folks Fishing to help make fly fishing more inclusive and representative of the American population. The group’s founder, Tracy Nguyen-Chung, was presented . . .

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