Video: How to Fly-Fish for Bass, Part II–Gear

Recently, our friend Alvin Dedeaux of Orvis-endorsed All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, posted a three-part series of videos on how to get started fly-fishing for bass. In Part II, he delves into what gear you’ll need to get started . . .

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Video: Westslope Cutthroats on Idaho’s St. Joe

The St. Joe River–located in the Idaho Panhandle’s St. Joe National Forest–is a 140-mile-long protected river system and according to the U.S. Forest Service, it’s one of the highest navigable rivers in the world, with a mouth elevation of just over 2,000 feet. . . .

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Video: How to Fly-Fish for Bass, Part I

Recently, our friend Alvin Dedeaux of Orvis-endorsed All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, posted a three-part series of videos on how to get started fly-fishing for bass. He kicks things off by saying that many folks ask him why they . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. In this video, Tim shows you how to choose the right hair for the job. There are several options that work well–they stand up, flare, and stay on the top of the hook shank. To . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.02.21

Welcome to the Fourth of July weekend 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 . . .

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Podcast: An All-Fly Box Episode

This week, I have no guest interview but a ton of questions waiting in the podcast mailbox, so I did an all-Fly Box podcast to catch up on questions. By popular demand, I’ve started to recommend some books on . . .

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Fish Facts: False Albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus)


Dave Woolley with a false albacore that most likely would have broken the Connecticut state record.
Photo by Chick Corrado

The false albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus) goes by many names—little tunny, fat albert, bonito, spotted bonito—but whatever anglers call it, the species is prized for its blistering runs and sheer power. The smallest. . .

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The Yallerhammer, an Appalachian Classic

The old man called the fly the “skull crusher” because the brook trout would come after it so hard and fast that they’d bash their heads on boulders. He tied them with one arm, in the cool of the little store in the . . .

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