Tuesday Tip: Using an Indicator Fly

There are few more maddening situations in fly fishing than watching fish gorge themselves right in front you but being unable to catch them because you can’t see your fly. (And for you whippersnappers who can now spy a Trico spinner at 60 feet: rest assured that such acuity won’t. . .

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Video: The Pros and Cons of Tying with Monofilament Thread

Monofilament thread is remarkably thing and strong, and it allows the colors of other materials to show through. However, mono thread can be tough to work with because it is so slippery. Here, Tim explains when that slipperiness is actually an advantage . . .

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Video: How to Find and Fish Alpine Lakes for Trout

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is all about getting away from the crowds by hiking into the mountains to fish high, alpine lakes. He offers valuable tips for how to find lakes that haven’t already been fished by the . . .

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Podcast: The Ultimate Wet-Fly Podcast, with Davy Wotton

This week, my guest is Davy Wotton, who is originally from Wales but now lives and guides on the White River in Arkansas. I get frequent questions about swinging soft hackles and wet flies, a technique that I am not the best at, so I brought in the . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.26.19

Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’ve got an even dozen videos that will . . .

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Natural Reflections: Dragonfly Nymphs for Trout

Dragonfly nymphs are the Komodo dragons of the aquatic-insect world. They have a fierce disposition and a prehensile lower jaw (called the mask), which they use to capture just about any aquatic creature they can catch, including midge and mosquito . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Do You Really Have to Match the Hatch?

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is all about a couple of controversial topics: 1. Is it necessary to match the hatch? and 2. Which is more important, pattern or presentation? If you’ve watch enough HFF videos, you know . . .

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Photos: No Pain, No Gain for High-Country Colorado Trout

This year has been a slow one for me when it comes to getting out and fly fishing. I’ll admit challenge to myself to catch a fish in every month of the year has been going slowly, but it’s still going. At the beginning of June, I caught a small bass out of the . . .

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