The Joys of the “Local Slam”

The saltwater Grand Slam has been established as a quasi-official accomplishment by the International Game Fish Association for many years. According to the IGFA, a grand slam is catching three different species of fish in a . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part I

Many fly-tying recipes call for craft fur, which is sort of a generic term for synthetic fur. In this first part of a series on the material, Tim explains what craft fur really is and why the stuff from fly shops is superior to the products you . . .

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Video: Why Fish Will Hold in Front of Rocks

Anglers talk a lot about “the fish behind that rock,” but too many of us overlook the trout lie in front of that rock. In this great video from The New Fly Fisher, Colin McKeown explains why fish will hold in the hydro cushion or . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Fish a Short Run with a Long Rod

Do you like to “huck mega” as soon as you get out on the water with your two-hander? Then you may be missing your best chance at a fish according to guide Stuart Warren of Ashland Fly Shop. In this great video, he explains the value of starting short . . .

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Classic Podcast: Landlocked Salmon, with Maine Guide Jeff LeBree


Jeff LaBree out on the water during the Maine summer.
Photo courtesy Jeff LeBree

A number of listeners have been asking for a show about landlocked Atlantic salmon, and for that I can think of no one better than a native Mainer. Jeff LeBree has been fishing for “landlocks” in his native state for over 50 years, and for 17 of those . . .

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Learn for Fish Indicators and Dry-Dropper Rigs

Last month, we relaunched the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, featuring an all-new design and the first chapter of new content, on Euro Nymphing. For 13 weeks, we will be adding a new chapter to the Learning Center each . . .

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Video: How to Cast Large or Heavy Flies

Many anglers find that their casting technique goes to pieces when they tie on a heavy streamer or large bass bug. In this great clip from “The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing,” Orvis casting instructor . . .

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