Tackle Tune-Up: Reels

Over the course of a long season, your reel can pick up some dirt and grit, which can hinder its performance. Orvis Grand Rapids Fishing Manager Trent Jackson and associate Paige . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.16.21

Welcome to an all new 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 for you to enjoy. This week, we’re serving . . .

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How to Fish During Runoff in the Rockies

Written by: Dave Brown, Dave Brown Outfitters


When the river is raging, look for fish in the soft water against the banks.
Photos by Dave Brown

Snowpack in the Northern Rockies is looking good for 2021. In some areas, it’s surpassing 100%. When runoff hits, some rivers are going to be blown out for a while, but once they go from brown to “streamer green,” it . . .

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Video: How to Fish with Indicators

Here’s another great video from the Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing, featuring Tom Rosenbauer. Here, he walks you through the basics of fishing nymphs under a strike indicator, from the kinds of indicators available . . .

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Video: A Master Class in Euro-Nymphing

In this excellent video from “The New Fly Fisher,” Jesse Haller teaches the essentials of European nymphing on the famed trout waters of the Farmington River in Connecticut. A product developer at Orvis, Jesse is the driving force behind our new line . . .

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Guys and Dolls: How to Match the Hendrickson Hatch(es)

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


The female dun is lighter and larger than the male, and the trout will often key on one or the other.
All photos by Ted Fauceglia

For the ardent dry-fly angler, the advent of the spring trout-fishing season stirs feelings of anticipation like nothing else. Sure, dredging weighted stonefly nymphs and Woolly Buggers through winter’s . . .

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