Video Pro Tips: The Basic Cast

In our previous videos, we’ve talked a lot about specific casting techniques, some of which are quite advanced, but we’ve never gone over the basic cast. In this installment of our ongoing series, I run . . .

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Pro Tips: Three Tandem Rigs for Winter Trout

The first time I went trout fishing in winter was in the early 90s, not long after I had gotten pretty serious about the sport. Although I’d read plenty about how to catch trout during the colder months, I wasn’t quite convinced that it was possible . . .

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Video: When to Reverse Thread Direction and Why

Two weeks ago, Tim demonstrated how to reverse the thread direction around the hook. This caused several commenters to ask, “Why would you want to reverse the thread direction?” Always obliging, Tim shows how he . . .

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Video: How to Clean Your Orvis Dog Bed

Dog owners know how important it is to have a quality dog bed for their four-legged family members. But if you’ve got an active, outdoors-loving pup, the dog bed can get pretty dirty. Luckily, Orvis beds are really easy to . . .

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Orvis Job Openings 12.28.20

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis Job Wall, where we update you periodically on the opportunities to be a part of the Orvis team. If you follow . . .

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Video: Trout Smackdown in Western Colorado

In today’s Huge Fly Fisherman video, you’ll come along as I spend two days floating a western Colorado river with some friends. We struggled the first day, but on the second day we made one simple change that made a big . . .

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Podcast: Winter Fly-Fishing in the Far North, with Timbre Pringle

Interview begins at 40:08. Continuing our exploration of winter trout fishing techniques, this week my guest is angler and photographer Timbre Pringle. You have likely seen photos of Timbre or ones taken by her and her husband, Darcy, in Orvis catalogs and ads, as well as in many of the fly-fishing magazines. She doesn’t exactly fish in … Continue reading “Podcast: Winter Fly-Fishing in the Far North, with Timbre Pringle”

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Video: How to Tie the Black Beauty Midge

Colorado fly-fishing legend Pat Dorsey designed the Black Beauty Midge to mimic what he saw on the water. As quoted in Ed Engle’s Tying Small Flies, Dorsey said, “I came up with the the Black Beauty one day after . . .

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Story and Photos: You Never Forget Your First Love


A native Vermont brook trout caught from a stream flowing out of the Green Mountains.
Photo by Phil Monahan

The first brook trout I ever saw was about three inches long, little bigger than a baitfish really. But the memory of that vision—of that glittering flash of color and light—remains sharply etched in my . . .

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