Tuesday Tips: The Basics of “Reading the Water”

The author casts to a spot that provides deep water, near cover, on the edge of good current. Photo by Sandy Hays
Conventional wisdom says that 10 percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish. Most people assume that these elite “10 percenters” enjoy so much success because of their superior . . .
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Check Out the New #5050ontheWater Profiles Page

The first batch of bios offer a diverse tribe of women who love the sport.
Last year, we launched the 50/50 on the Water website to inspire and celebrate women in the sport we all love. In its first couple years, the #5050onthewater campaign has made great strides, and women from all over the world have joined Orvis in this . . .
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Video: How to Deal with Loose Hanks of Material

If you tie a lot of flies without maintaining good organization of your materials, your tying desk can quickly become unmanageable--with materials all over the place. If you've got small kids or a cat, this situation can lead to disaster. . . .
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Tom’s Amazing Experience in Cuba: It’s Not Just About Fishing

Cuba's bonefish habitat is vast, unspoiled, and does not see heavy fishing pressure. Photos by Tom Rosenbauer
For the past two Decembers, I have been lucky enough to host an Orvis Adventures trip to Cuba, and for an all-around experience, the trip is so satisfying on many levels. First, I had always wanted to . . .
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The Healing Fish Art of Ryan Keene

"Two Panel Trout" All works by Ryan Keene
When asked where my art originates, a very specific day always comes to mind. I remember waking up that morning in our old, damp tent in the middle of a forest along the banks of my father’s . . .
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ClassicPodcast: How to Catch Winter Tailwater Trout, with Jamie Rouse

Guide Jamie Rouse on his home waters in Arkansas. Photo courtesy Rouse Fly Fishing
This week I interview Jamie Rouse, who runs Rouse Fly Fishing, the 2012 Orvis Endorsed Guide Service of the Year. It's the second time he's won such an award for superior service, as rated by our customers, as he was the 2007 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the . . .
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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.11.19

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 a baker's dozen production from a . . .
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Videos: Fly-Casting Lessons from an Aussie Master

Peter Morse is among Australia's most well-known fly fishers, having once hosted a popular TV show about the sport. Although we've never met, he and I have been . . .
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