Video: How to Tie a Crab Fly, with Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer fishes almost exclusively with flies that he ties himself, and he’s no slouch at the vise. Last time he was in Belize, at El Pescador, with the folks from The New Fly Fisher, they shot some cool tying videos. Here, Tom shows the version of a . . .

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Classic Tuesday Tips: How to Tie and Fish Tandem Rigs


The classic “hopper-dropper” is but one option for fishing two flies in tandem.
Photo by Phil Monahan

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. . .

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Video: How to Dub a Super-Slim Body

Getting the right amount of dubbing on your thread to make a fly body can be tough for some tiers, and the tendency is to use too much dubbing. The result is often a body that’s fatter than you want it to be, or you have to try to get the dubbing off your . . .

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“Volkswagen Cove,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


A young Bill Tapply shares an on-stream victory with his father, H.G. “Tap” Tapply.
Photo by Harold F. Blaisdell from Tap’s Tips: Practical Advice for All Outdoorsmen

In the last month of my father’s life, when he knew his days were numbered, fishing memories comforted and sustained him. He’d had a good life, he said. No regrets. He’d been pretty . . .

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Video: The Basics of Trout Identification

Regular blog readers know we’ve been enjoying the new series of videos by Ben Sittig, a guide from Colorado, who goes by the moniker Huge Fly Fisherman. Normally, his videos are funny, snarky, and offer some solid . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.01.19

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. For the second week in a row, we . . .

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The Orvis Giant Fly Sale: 20% Off Everything!

Those of us in the North can sense that a new fishing season is fast approaching, and you can see from the video above just how excited Tom Rosenbauer is to wet a line in his local river. (Those of you who get to fish year. . .

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