Natural Reflections: Early Brown Stonefly Adults

Early Brown Stoneflies (EBS) are one of the earliest Eastern and Midwestern hatches. Beginning in early-to-mid March, after spending the past year hidden in the stream’s bottom debris, the EBS reddish-brown nymphs migrate to the shoreline, . . .

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Last Day to Enter Our “New Season” Photo Contest!

On March 20, we launched our “New Season” Photo Contest, and it ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. There’s still time for you to enter. There will be three winners, who will receive some killer prizes, including a NEW Recon Fly Rod. All you have to do is share . . .

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Video: Tying an Elk-Hair Caddis with Tom

For the fourth installment of his Facebook Live series “Tying with Tom,” Tom focused on one of the most popular dry flies of all time: the Elk-Hair Caddis. In a 1978 article in Fly Tyer, the fly’s inventor, Al Troth, claimed that he had set out to develop a . . .

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Video: How to Jig Streamers in High, Muddy Water

Here’s a great video from George Daniel, in which he explains and demonstrates how jigging a flashy streamer right along the bank can draw strikes from hungry trout. It doesn’t take long for him to demonstrate proof of concept, as he hooks up . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Wood Duck Nymph

Do you like nymph patterns with “markings out the wazoo”? Then Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has a pattern for you! As you can see in the photo above, natural mayfly nymphs are often quite mottled, with lots of light and dark parts–just like a . . .

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Podcast: An Addendum and Addressing Uncertain Times

Like most of you, Reid is working from home, and he plans on doing regular short podcasts to stay connected. In this installment of the Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast, Reid shares some feedback from Doug Manzer, PhD., who responds to the . . .

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Video: 3 Ways to Tie-In Dry-Fly Hackle

In this week’s video, Tim demonstrates three different methods for attaching dry-fly hackle. He starts with the most basic, traditional method, then shows how to improve on that in two ways. Each method has its place, but it’s always good to . . .

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