Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.18.22

Welcome to an all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’re serving up a baker’s dozen, and these productions will take you to locations both . . .

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Podcast: All About Midges, with Rick Hafele

I get a lot of questions about midges and their life cycle, so I thought I would invite a professional entomologist to give us an overview of these insects and how to imitate them. Rick Hafele has not only been an entomologist all his working life, but . . .

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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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Pro Tips: How to Fish Midge Patterns in Winter

Written by: Zach Matthews, Itinerant Angler


Tailwater trout, such as this Bighorn brown, often key on small midges.
Photo by Steve Galleta, Bighorn Angler

You’ve probably been there. Two hours from home, halfway through the thermos of coffee, knee-deep in cold water on a cold day, and not a single, solitary fish to show for it. They’re taunting . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 11.16.22

It was announced today that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will provide up to $40 million to Trout Unlimited as part of a five-year agreement to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands–home to many of America’s most important trout and . . .

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Stream to Salt IX: How to Pace Yourself

We’ve already discussed both the importance of covering water and how to cover water in previous installments, but because trout anglers tend to be accustomed to relatively consistent fishing action, it’s important to explore how. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Size 24 Parachute Midge

Midge season is upon us, which means that many fly tiers start stressing about creating minuscule patterns to match these tiny bugs. Luckily, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is here to help. In this great video, Tim walks you through the steps to . . .

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