“Home for Salmon” is a film about conservation in the Atlantic Salmon Reserve (ASR). Located on Russia’s Kola Peninsula and comprising the watersheds of the Kharlovka, Eastern Litza, Rynda and Zolotaya rivers, the ASR is in need of serious protection. From the ASR Web site:…Read More
Today on the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast with Tom Rosenbauer, Tom gets downright professorial in an information-packed episode on the differences in stocked vs wild trout and the different approaches to fishing them. A fascinating episode, bound to become one of your favorites.
Click the play button below to listen to Comparing and Contrasting Wild and Stocked Trout Behaviors and How to Fish Them. Go to orvis.com/podcast to subscribe to future episodes
Photo Tim Bronson
A couple weeks a go, we posted about some switch-rod testing down at the office pond. Well, it turns out that this kind of thing is a regular occurrence around here. This morning, the Orvis rod-design team brought some test models of the new Superfine Touch series out on the lawn at Orvis HQ for Vice Chairman Dave Perkins to test. A complete redesign of the old Superfine series, these new rods are designed for…Read More
photo by Jim Hickey
Yesterday, Worldcast Anglers partner Jim Hickey emailed us this photo and a report on his recent trip to Mongolia. BE WARNED: Reading this post may cause irrational checking of flights to Ulaan Bataar:…Read More
Contest Closed: Congratulations to Joseph Strong and thanks to all of you for your great feedack!
When choosing the artwork for the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast with Tom Rosenbauer, I failed to realize a fatal design flaw that would prove to haunt me for the next 2.5 years: Tom’s face.
I have gotten sick of looking at it after over 100 episodes (so has Tom, but he is more stuck with it than I am).
So, Tom and I asked the brilliant James Daley (web designer for Orvis) to come up with a new logo. Click READ MORE to see the result and give us feedback to win!Read More
When two anglers are fishing from a drift boat, both must exhibit good technique to avoid conflicts. The main pitfall is tangling during casting because drift-boat anglers rarely watch their back casts. If the casting planes of the two anglers intersect, nasty line tangles ensue. And every second that you waste untangling lines, good water is slipping past…Read More
As the results from the this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby showed, striper populations are not as healthy as some would have us believe. The total number of striped bass entered in the Derby was 384 fish—the lowest number since bass were reintroduced to the Derby in 1997 and eight fish less than the previous low set in 2008. But the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) is about to vote on a proposal to increase the number of bass commercial fishermen can harvest. The conservation organization Stripers Forever sent out this call to action:Read More
Photo courtesy of Fly Rod & Reel
If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of the world’s most popular fly, Fly Rod & Reel has a great interview with Fred Blessing, son of the late Russell Blessing, the man who first tied a Woolly Bugger way back in 1967.Read More