Video: How to Get Started in Fly Fishing – Review

In the final episode of the classroom part of the series “Getting Started in Fly Fishing,” from Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, Flechsig breaks down everything that he’s talked about over the previous 12 episodes, and he . . .

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5 Ways to Keep Warm During Winter Fishing

Winter fishing can be some of the most delightfully tranquil and rewarding angling of the year. To fully enjoy the experience, however, anglers must prepare a game plan for staying warm and dry under various conditions. In order to maximize . . .

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Video: How to Find Hackle Fibers for Tails

Here’s the latest video in our series called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques,” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as . . .

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Fish Facts: Sculpins (genus Cottus)


Prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) demonstrates the classic sculpin shape: big head, wide fins, tapering body.
Photo by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Ever since Don Gapen tied the first Muddler Minnow in 1936, fly fishers have recognized that freshwater sculpins (genus Cottus) can be important forage fish for trout, and there are now . . .

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Why You Should Learn the Slim Beauty Knot

When it comes to fishing knots, most anglers tend to stick with a few go-to favorites. And that’s usually a good thing, since confidence and practice are arguably the two most important ingredients when tying any knot. But one weakness many . . .

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Classic Video Tips: The Basics of Bonefishing

The first time I cast to bonefish, in Belize in the late 90s, I had done very little to prepare for the trip. . .and it showed. My guide ended up yelling at me for various failures on my part, and it . . .

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Video: Everything You Need to Know About Leaders

Hopefully, by now you’re familiar with Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides, who has been creating killer how-to videos for quite a while–everything from how to tie his favorite “guide flies” to what his life as a guide and outfitter is like. Here, he shares . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.07.22

Welcome to the first, all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival of 2022. Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. It’s film-festival season, so we have a plethora of gorgeous trailers, as well as some sweet . . .

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Podcast: Modern Smallmouth Secrets, with Tim Landwehr

This week, my guest is Tim Landwehr, of Tight Lines Fly Fishing Company, in De Pere, Wisconsin. Tim has decades of experience guiding for smallmouth bass and is co-author of the book Smallmouth: Modern Fly Fishing Methods, Tactics, and . . .

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