Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.17.22

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’ve got 13 cool productions that feature a wide variety of species and locations, with a . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Tie and Fish Tandem Rigs

Although multi-fly rigs have been around for centuries and have always remained popular in Europe, fishing more than one pattern was nearly a forgotten science in this country until about 25 years ago. In fact, even when angling magazines . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Wipers in Spring

Fishing options can feel a bit limited during late spring: runoff is usually in full force, steelhead are mostly done for the season, and high-latitude or high-alpine areas aren’t yet accessible. For anglers living near the shaded regions in the map below, . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 06.15.22 

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dirty Carrot Nymph

In this week’s great tying video, Tim shows you how to create an orange version that he’s been using to great effect in recent weeks on his home waters in New Jersey. The Dirty Carrot features a mixed-dubbing body and a hard-to-miss hotspot behind the . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Choose the Right Nymph

One of the first things that a fly fisher learns is that matching the hatch is important. But how, exactly, do you do that–especially when there are no insects on the water’s surface? Here’s a two-part . . .

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Video: Fun with Craft Foam, Part 2

Back in March, Tim explained the basics of tying with craft foam, and here he gets into some of the tools that will help you get the most out of each sheet of foam. He loves cutting tools from River Road Creations, which are easy to use and create perfect . . .

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Classic Story: “Taking Your Chances” with Brown Trout


This is the picture I should have been posting, but alas I didn’t “take my chance” when it
presented itself. So I must be content with this imaginary brown trout.
Photo-illustration by James Daley

In this country, the phrase “to take your chances” usually means to try something that may end up being a disaster—as in “You’re taking your chances driving on those bald tires.” But across. . .

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