Podcast: Winter Fly-Fishing in the Far North, with Timbre Pringle

Interview begins at 40:08. Continuing our exploration of winter trout fishing techniques, this week my guest is angler and photographer Timbre Pringle. You have likely seen photos of Timbre or ones taken by her and her husband, Darcy, in Orvis catalogs and ads, as well as in many of the fly-fishing magazines. She doesn’t exactly fish in … Continue reading “Podcast: Winter Fly-Fishing in the Far North, with Timbre Pringle”

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Video: How to Tie the Black Beauty Midge

Colorado fly-fishing legend Pat Dorsey designed the Black Beauty Midge to mimic what he saw on the water. As quoted in Ed Engle’s Tying Small Flies, Dorsey said, “I came up with the the Black Beauty one day after . . .

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Story and Photos: You Never Forget Your First Love


A native Vermont brook trout caught from a stream flowing out of the Green Mountains.
Photo by Phil Monahan

The first brook trout I ever saw was about three inches long, little bigger than a baitfish really. But the memory of that vision—of that glittering flash of color and light—remains sharply etched in my . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Master the Reach Cast

In this great video from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center chapter on Finding Trout, casting instructor Pete Kutzer explains why the reach cast is so useful–because it incorporates a mend into the cast. This helps the . . .

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Video: Fly Fishing and Family in “Common Thread”

In the summer of 2018, I traveled to northeastern Saskatchewan to Wollaston Lake Lodge to fish for big northern pike. (See “Armed to the Teeth.”) At dinner on the first night, we met our tablemate, a woman named Mary Pettigrew, . . .

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Video: How to Match a Bead to a Hook

Figuring out which size bead to use on a particular hook can be the key to a well-proportioned fly, but there are a tons of options. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right kind of bead and how to match the sizes, as well. Once you’ve got this . . .

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Video: How to Tie Two Effective Egg Patterns

In today’s Huge Fly Fisherman video, James Garrettson from About Trout joins me to show you how to tie two easy egg flies that catch fish. Make sure you watch until the very end for a secret, behind-the-scenes-peek at the making of . . .

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