Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.05.21

Welcome to the latest 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 offered slim pickings, so I’ve woven in a few great videos from F5s of the past. The resulting . . .

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Podcast: Plan your dream trip to Alaska

Everyone should experience Alaska at least once in their lifetime, and if you are a fly fisher, it is a place like no other. But there are different seasons, even during their short summer, and if you have your heart set on a particular species, you need to pay . . .

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Ask the Experts: When to Stay vs. When to Move

We’ve all experienced it: sometimes the trout just stop biting. Maybe they were active earlier in the day and are resting now; or they’re focused on a different food source; or maybe they’ve moved to an entirely different location. The only certainty is, . . .

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Check Out the New CFO III 50th Anniversary Reel

A half century ago, the original Orvis C.F.O Reel was introduced to commemorate the timeless, ventilated-port design first patented by Charles Fredrick Orvis in 1874. (See the original patent here.) Designed by the legendary Stan Bogdan, those . . .

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Video: How to Tie a TINY Blue-winged Olive Parachute

This week’s video from Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a very small Blue-winged Olive Parachute to mimic the tiny Baetis mayflies that hatch sporadically in fall. Many anglers and tiers shy away from tying such tiny patterns because the . . .

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The One That Got Away #2: Don’t Be a Slacker

I moved to southwestern Florida in 2008 with visions of massive tarpon competing for my perfectly presented fly. But despite many concerted efforts to make that happen–often spending days at a time anchored up waiting on fish to show–it would . . .

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