Tag Archives: fly-fishing tips

Classic Video Tuesday Tip: How to Wade Safely

Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Falling down in shallow water can be a real drag, as well as painful. But losing
your footing in deeper water can have dire consequences.
Photo courtesy Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center

In today’s video Tuesday Tip from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, we discuss safe wading practices. With many people fishing in very cold water over the winter, and with the. . .


Ask the Experts: How Do You Attach the Second Fly in a Tandem Rig?

Written by: Phil Monahan

Tying the dropper to the hook bend of the top fly is the most common method for creating a tandem rig.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Last year, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is: “How do . . .”


Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Finding Bigger Trout

Written by: Toby Halley

The author seeks out water likely to hold the largest fish in a stream.
Photos courtesy Toby Halley

I used to fish a lot of good trout water and wonder why I wasn’t catching big fish, knowing that they were in there. It wasn’t until I started fishing with my good friend, Rick, that I really. . .


Pro Tips: Skate Your Way to More Trout

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing

Caddisfly hatches can be thick, but some of the best fishing occurs when the bugs return to lay eggs.
Photos courtesy of Montana Angler Fly Fishing

When we are first learning to fly fish, the concept of the dead drift is constantly reinforced. Many beginners are taught that trout won’t eat a fly unless it has zero drag on it and is drifting along . . .


Podcast: Advanced Nymphing Techniques, with George Daniel

Written by: Phil Monahan

George Daniel shows off a brown trout from one of his Pennsylvania home waters.
All photos courtesy George Daniel

This week, my guest on the podcast is the great George Daniel, one of the finest anglers in the world and a wonderful teacher. George is also refreshingly un-dogmatic, and even though he is an . . .