Top 3 Flies for Spring on the North Platte

The North Platte has something special to offer in every season, but after a long winter, the itch to get outdoors has made spring fishing a favorite here. Wyoming winters are more severe than most, so by the time spring comes around, our fish are . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.18.22

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 ten gorgeous productions that . . .

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Classic Essay: Finding Your Fly Fishing Equilibrium

Written by: Lee Terkel


All photos by Lee Terkel

So this is the view from my office. Through most of the day, I am a pretty focused employee and take pride in my work. The truth is, though, that not a day goes by that I don’t take a few minutes to stare longingly out the. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Untangle Knots in Your leader

Fly fishermen are masters of euphemism when it comes to tangled leaders. “Oh, look. I’ve got a wind knot,” an angler will say on the even the most flat-calm day.  Sorry, my friend, but the wind had nothing to do with that knot, which was surely caused by. . .

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Pro Tips: 10 Ways to Get Your Nymphs to the Bottom


Your ability to get your flies in front of the fish when they are holding deep is one key to angling success.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Even though the quintessential fly-fishing image involves casting dry flies to rising fish, we spend considerably more time presenting flies underwater to fish we can’t see, and beginning fly . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 03.16.22

For the past few weeks, we have been posting about Florida Senate Bill 2508, which threatened some of the key tenets of Everglades restoration. After a lot of negotiation, the passed the full legislature vote on Monday, but its final form is a far . . .

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OK, Be Honest: What’s Your Fly-Fishing Pet Peeve?


These are hemostats, but each one is a hemostat.
Photo via Wikipedia

Okay, let’s start right out by acknowledging the obvious: a pet peeve is, by definition, something inconsequential. It’s nothing more than a nit that you can’t help from picking. And it’s been . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Timbit Nymph

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has developed a fascination with patterns that feature a drop bead, which causes a pattern to ride hook-point-up in the water. These flies may look strange, with their slightly misshapen heads, but they perform well . . .

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