5 Tips for Preparing Your Lines and Reels for a New Season

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


Spend a few minutes giving your reel and line a tune-up. . .or you might live to regret it.
Photo by Tim Linehan

Recently, I was going through gear in preparation for my first guide trip of the season. As I started pulling line off a reel, I immediately noticed two things. First, the line was filthy and instead of. . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.26.21

Welcome to an all new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Every week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’ve . . .

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Trout Polyleaders: A Secret Weapon for the Streamer Angler

I love to fish streamers, and on the Battenkill—where the number of trout per mile is relatively low—it’s the best way to cover a lot of water quickly. However, there are times during the year, especially during the next two months, when hatching insects . . .

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Video: How to Add a Dropper with a Clinch Knot

If you like fishing two- or even three-nymph rigs, you know that one of the problems is the dropper line can tangle around the main line. George Daniel has a very simple solution for adding a dropper line that comes off the main line at a 90-degree. . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.25.21

Under the right conditions–especially in deep water–redfish will attack flies on or near the surface, producing exciting follows and explosive takes. It’s a hit-or-miss game with lots of missed connections, but it’s the most visually . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 03.24.21

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, . . .

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Norway’s River of Gold: The Atlantic Salmon of the Gaula


The salmon caught on the Gaula are often just hours out of the salt, sporting sea lice on their gill plates.
Photo by Sandy Hays

As we all know, but may be loath to admit, luck is a vital component of success in nearly every fly-fishing situation. The concept is so ingrained in the consciousness of every angler, in fact, that. . .

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