Video Pro Tips: How to Master the Reach Cast

In this great video from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center chapter on Finding Trout, casting instructor Pete Kutzer explains why the reach cast is so useful–because it incorporates a mend into the cast. This helps the . . .

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Video: Fly Fishing and Family in “Common Thread”

In the summer of 2018, I traveled to northeastern Saskatchewan to Wollaston Lake Lodge to fish for big northern pike. (See “Armed to the Teeth.”) At dinner on the first night, we met our tablemate, a woman named Mary Pettigrew, . . .

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Video: How to Match a Bead to a Hook

Figuring out which size bead to use on a particular hook can be the key to a well-proportioned fly, but there are a tons of options. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right kind of bead and how to match the sizes, as well. Once you’ve got this . . .

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Video: How to Tie Two Effective Egg Patterns

In today’s Huge Fly Fisherman video, James Garrettson from About Trout joins me to show you how to tie two easy egg flies that catch fish. Make sure you watch until the very end for a secret, behind-the-scenes-peek at the making of . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.18.20

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 and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we have a baker’s dozen . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Winter in Arkansas

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing


Kati and her husband, Jamie, throwing streamers on a sunny early winter afternoon.
Photo courtesy Rouse Fly Fishing

Here in the Ozarks, our winters are pretty mild. Unless we are in the middle of a cold snap, our lows stay around freezing and our highs are in the upper forties, and sometimes warmer. Luckily, all of our big fisheries are . . .

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