Fish Facts: Largemouth Bass, a.k.a Ol’ Bucketmouth


Illustration by Duane Raver via USFWS

Among the more widely distributed game fish in North America, and now around the world, the largemouth bass is prized for its aggressive feeding habits and violent strikes. A big bass blowing up the water around a popper chugging across flat water is. . .

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Video: How to Make a Bottom-Up Parachute

Do you struggle to tie good parachute pattern because the hackle doesn’t go on right? Tim’s got the solution. Try repositioning the hook, so you can wrap the hackle vertically, using the tying thread as a guide . . .

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Podcast: How To Find Great Carp Fishing

In our campaign to take pressure off our over-stressed trout rivers during this hot, dry summer, I figured a great topic would be how to find carp-fishing spots. Not every place that holds carp . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.23.21

Welcome to a super-salty, mostly classic edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Every week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Rod Weights, Carp Tactics, and More

In episode #3, Flechsig answers the questions “What’s the best rod for a newbie angler?” and “What are some good flies and tactics for carp?” Flechsig’s answers, as usual, are comprehensive and illuminating. His description of how you should present . . .

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Tuesday Tips: 3 Keys to Catching Bass on Topwater Bugs


This chunky largemouth fell for a deer-hair slider, the Umpqua Swim Frog diver.
Photo by Reid Bryant

Catching largemouth bass on surface flies is a lot of fun, but it’s not as easy as you might think. Bass aren’t like northern pike, almost always willing to chase down a big meal. In fact, bass. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 07.21.21

Two weeks ago, we hosted a Facebook Live event with Guy Alsentzer from Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Brian Wheeler of the Big Hole River Foundation, and Wade Fellin, of Big Hole . . .

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