Pro Tips: 3 Signs of a Productive Fishing Flat

While long casts and hard fights seem to get all the press, one of the most challenging aspects of flats fishing can be simply finding the fish. Not only are they highly mobile, but they can spread out over huge areas, which can make for some . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Yellow Meanie

Paul J. Beel, an Indiana native who runs the Franken Fly fly-tying website, is an avid smallmouth-bass fisherman, and he created the Yellow Meanie to mimic a local baitfish. Of the pattern, he says, “[It]isn’t a pretty fly, but it is my go-to for smallmouth. . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 2

In the second part of a new series on tube flies, Tim explains the various kinds of tubes available, for a variety of angling situations–from plastic tubes for lightweight patterns to metal tubes that will help get a fly down in the water column. He . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Get Started in Spey Fishing

Have you been intrigued by Spey fishing but aren’t really sure how using a two-handed rod differs from regular fly fishing? The folks at the Ashland Fly SHop in Oregon have launched a series of videos on Beginner Spey tactics . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fit Fly-Fishing Into a Busy Life

I recently met up with a bunch of guys from my old college fly-fishing club, most of whom I hadn’t seen in twenty years, for a day on the water. We had a lot of catching up to do, but I was particularly interested to see how each of our relationships with fly . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Fish Tailwaters

In this great video from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center chapter on Finding Trout, Tom Rosenbauer talks about why tailwaters are such productive fisheries and how you should change tactics the farther downstream from . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 12.03.21

Welcome to an all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got a dozen videos with a distinctly international slant, and some killer saltwater . . .

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Videos: How to Tie a Bimini Twist

The Bimini Twist is one of those knots that’s almost impossible to learn by reading about it. You have to actually see the knot being formed for the directions to make sense. In this new video, Andy . . .

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3 Places to Look for Warmer Water this Winter

Regardless of your target species, water temperature is one of the most important factors in determining fish location and behavior. A small change in either direction can have a major impact. As winter weather settles in around the country, fish . . .

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Pro Tips: George Daniel’s Favorite Winter Fly

Many anglers know George Daniel as the author of Dynamic Nymphing and a big promoter of tightline-nymphing techniques. But if you ask him what his most effective winter-time fly pattern is, you may be surprised by his . . .

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