In fly fishing, sometimes you need to be as stealthy as possible, especially when trout are visible in the water. In those situations when a strike indicator would spook trout, you need special . . .
When large trout are feeding on the surface, our first impulse is usually to put on one of those big foam attractor flies that float so well and can be seen from across the river. However, Amelia . . .
Sometimes it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. But smart fly fishers read the water and look for trout feeding on nymphs and dry flies in very discrete places on a river or pond. It’s . . .
With the holidays approaching, many of you might be putting “New Fly Rod!” on your lists of potential gifts. But this raises the question: What size fly rod do you want/need? As I explain in the above video, this question is really. . .
You can waste a lot of time fishing over trout that have been spooked (and are thus not feeding), but sometimes they surprise us, and persistence can pay off. Watch as Amelia Jensen works a large . . .
To be a really effective fly fisherman, you have to be ready and able to make adjustments to your rigging to match the conditions or the kinds of flies you’re using. If you fish with a knotless, tapered leader and want to change tippet size, you don’t need a new leader. Instead, you can. . .
Successful fly fishing in lakes for trout is often a matter of finding the food supply. The food is typically in shallow water along the edges, and this video shows you how to find these edges . . .
I’ve had a long history with a fish called the little tunny or false albacore. Younger New England fly fishers are amazed that, when I started fly-fishing in salt water in the late 1970s, we did not . . .
This week, we offer some tips on trout fishing in lakes from Phil Rowley, one of the top stillwater experts in North America. I asked Phil to host the stillwater chapter on from the Orvis Fly . . .
Knowing when it’s a waste of time to continue fishing for a trout is as important as knowing where to cast. By reading a trout’s body language, you can gauge if the fish will take your nymph or dry . . .