Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.06.22

Welcome to a classic edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got a dozen cool productions that will transport you from . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Teach Yourself to Double Haul


Turning the cast on its side allows you to watch every step of the process.

Even if you understand the concept and the mechanics behind double-hauling, teaching yourself to do it can be difficult because it’s difficult to watch yourself while you cast to see what you’re . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch the Last of a Hatch by “Scumlining”


That black circle at the tip of the arrow is a trout feeding on cripples and spent flies.

When the hatch is over and you’re no longer seeing bugs on the water, one way to prolong dry-fly fishing is to find those places where crippled and spent insects collect. As they say, “foam is. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Parachute Hendrickson

For the past week or so, we’ve been seeing the first Hendricksons popping on the Battenkill. If spring ever really arrives–it’s currently 48 and raining–we will get the chance to throw dry flies for some of the largest browns . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Use the Bump-Twitch Streamer Retrieve

In the spring, when rivers are often flowing high and fast, I rely on a technique known as the “bump-twitch,” a hybrid of nymphing and streamer fishing that uses a floating line and often incorporates aspects of each method during . . .

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Video: How to Dub a Fly Body

The first time I taught a fly-tying course with Dave Klausmeyer, editor of Fly Tyer, he told me to watch the students carefully when it came to using dubbing. “They’ll try to put half a rabbit on . . .

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