Video: How to Bond Layers of Craft Foam

Many dry-fly imitations of terrestrials and stoneflies feature foam bodies created by stacking different color foam. Here. Tim demonstrates his method for creating these multi-layer . . .

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How to Tie a Catskills Classic: The Conover

“It’s the most popular attractor pattern we sell here at the shop,” Joe Fox said during my recent visit to the Dette fly shop in Livingston Manor, New York. Of all the flies Joe could have selected from the hundreds . . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.29.21

Although most of a trout’s diet consists of insects, baitfish, and other invertebrates, they will eat anything that provides a lot of protein–including mice swimming on the surface. This big rainbow from British Columbia’s . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.26.21

Welcome to an all new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Every 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 . . .

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Trout Polyleaders: A Secret Weapon for the Streamer Angler

I love to fish streamers, and on the Battenkill—where the number of trout per mile is relatively low—it’s the best way to cover a lot of water quickly. However, there are times during the year, especially during the next two months, when hatching insects . . .

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Video: How to Add a Dropper with a Clinch Knot

If you like fishing two- or even three-nymph rigs, you know that one of the problems is the dropper line can tangle around the main line. George Daniel has a very simple solution for adding a dropper line that comes off the main line at a 90-degree. . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.25.21

Under the right conditions–especially in deep water–redfish will attack flies on or near the surface, producing exciting follows and explosive takes. It’s a hit-or-miss game with lots of missed connections, but it’s the most visually . . .

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