Video Pro Tips: How to Solve a Big-Trout Riddle

There are reaches of a stream or river that appear lifeless, barren. But if you look around, allow things to unfold, and really look closely in what has to be prime trout habitat, you’ll likely see . . .

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How to Tie Steve Cobb’s Thanksgiving Turkey Fly


The author’s original pattern went viral on social media a few years ago.
All photos by Steve Cobb

Steve Cobb’s Santa Fly has been a favorite on this blog for a few years now, and he was kind enough to show us how to tie it a couple years ago. That post was such a big hit that I asked . . .

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Video: How to Use a Dubbing Twister

A dubbing twister, or dubbing whirl, is a weighted implement that you attach to the bottom of a dubbing loop. By spinning the dubbing twister, you cord-up the dubbing loop to create a rope or noodle, with the dubbing . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Cast Big Flies

One of the most common questions I get on the podcast is about casting big flies. People think they are doing something wrong when casting huge streamers because they can’t get the . . .

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Friday Fly Fishing Film Festival 11.20.20

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which 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 12 . . .

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Fish Facts: Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)


Bluegills are often the “easy” fish anglers learn on, but the big ones can be mighty tough to fool.
Photo courtesy Lousiville Zoo via wikipedia

Most of us have an early memory of reeling in bluegills from a local pond, using just a worm or some equally homey bait. The fact that the species, Lepomis macrochirus, goes by many. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Non-Slip Loop Knot

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast last year–who walks you through . . .

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