Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.29.22

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 offer a baker’s dozen, featuring some exotic destinations and . . .

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5 Flies for the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch

Each year at about this time, a great natural wonder occurs: huge clouds of small, dark caddisflies appear on most of Western rivers. Mother’s Day caddis (Brachycentrus americanus) emerge in huge numbers and are the first really big hatch of the . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 04.27.22 

For the past 15 years or so, anglers have been focused on stopping Pebble Mine, but there are other threats to Bristol Bay’s salmon, trout, and char populations. The Conservation Fund is working to protect almost 45,000 acres . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Fish Leeches in Still Water

When rivers are blown out during runoff, many anglers head for lakes and ponds in search of trout. In this video, Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop explains why leech imitations are so effective, and then he demonstrates the keys to . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Flying Squirrel Nymph

Remember the old commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups featuring the tag line “Two great tastes that taste great together”? Well here’s a nymph pattern based on the same principle. Tim . . .

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Pro Tips: In High Water, Slap That Streamer

This gorgeous brown fell to a slapped-down streamer in the high, muddy water of spring.
Photos by George Daniel

When you’re streamer fishing in high and off-color water, the rules of “gentle” trout presentations go out the door. Trout, like other fish, possess a repertoire of senses for feeding. In clear water, trout may use sight (just one . . .

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