Video Pro Tips: Fly-Fishing for Carp Down Under

It seems like most modern fishing videos are edited to show only the moments when everything goes right, so it’s refreshing to find one that paints a more complete picture of both victories and defeats. In this video from . . .

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Tim Flagler Named 2022 Fly Tyer of the Year

Today, Fly Tyer magazine announced that its most prestigious annual award–Fly Tyer of the Year–would go to Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Editor Dave Klausmeyer wrote: “Over the past few of years, when communicating with this . . .”

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.04.22

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 a baker’s dozen films with a wide variety of destinations and species. From . . .

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Podcast: Late Fall and Winter Nymphing, with Alex Waller

My guest this week is Alex Waller from New Zealand. You’ve likely seen his great videos on Orvis News or on his YouTube channel, Trippin on Trout. Alex shares his techniques for fishing nymphs in late fall and winter. His techniques are a bit different than . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Make a Proper Strip-Strike

After losing a few fish on streamers while chasing predatory fish, most anglers learn pretty quickly that a “trout set” doesn’t work. But knowing that you need a strip set is not the same as knowing how to strip set, as Minnesota-based fly tier Gunnar . . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Autumn Olive Patterns


A blue-winged olive emerges from its nymphal shuck.
Photo by Stemonitis, via Wikipedia

Everybody loves the blue-winged olive hatches of spring, when the mayflies emerge on cloudy or even snowy days. It’s often the first great dry-fly fishing of the year, and the bugs are . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 11.02.22

Today, we’re dedicating the Wednesday Wake-Up Call to The Pedro* Bay Rivers Project, which aims to conserve more than 44,000 acres of vital habitat at the northeastern end of Iliamna Lake that’s essential to the health and vitality of Bristol Bay, the . . .

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Video: The Only Two Casts You Need with a Two-Handed Rod

You really only need a pair of casts to effectively fish a two-handed rod. Depending on which way the current is flowing, you can get your fly across the river with either the Double Spey or Snap-T cast. Master instructor Pete Kutzer tells us how to make . . .

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