Video: How to Tie the France Fly

According to angler and fly tier Hunter Hoffler, the France Fly was developed years ago but got its name during practice for the 2012 World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in France. Folks were struggling to catch fish, . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Don’t Ignore the Front Side of a Midstream Rock

Written by: George Daniel


X marks the spot above each rock where big trout may hold, getting first dibs on whatever food comes from upstream.
Photos by George Daniel

Rocks and boulders create hydraulic cushions within the stream, creating resting/feeding spots for the trout. Think of a rocks or boulder as a trout’s midstream La-Z-Boy recliner. The most obvious location to target fish is immediately below (downstream . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part II

In part II of his series on Craft Fur, Tim shows you how he prepares a new “pelt,” and then goes on to show you how useful the underhairs can be. By saving the fuzzy stuff as dubbing, you can use it in several ways to make great . . .

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Video Pro Tip: Be Ready to Strip Strike!

Most anglers know that the transition from trout fishing to casting for saltwater or big-game species can be fraught with peril. The deaded “trout strike” has resulted in the loss of countless tarpon, . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish Up to a Rising Trout

When you spot a rising trout, your first impulse may be to try to catch it immediately, but that’s not always the correct decision. In this great episode of “Master Class Monday” from Jensen Fly Fishing, Amelia Jensen shows you how . . .

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Video: Why NOT to Improve Your Clinch Knot

The clinch knot must be the most written-about, talked-about, and argued-about knot in fly-fishing history. Topics have included: Is it really the strongest knot? How many wraps provide optimal strength? Should you always “improve the clinch knot?”

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.09.20

Welcome to another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. Frankly, this was not a great week for videos, so we have supplemented the . . .

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