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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Video: How to Tie the BWO Smoke Jumper

The Smoke Jumper was originally tied as a midge emerger by Mike Hoiness of Yellowstone Fly Goods in Billings, and it’s quite popular on the Bighorn. Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is clearly a fan, as well, as he has created videos about how to . . .

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Orvis Helps Its Associates Make Their Voices Heard on Election Day

At Orvis, we believe that voting is the key to a successful democracy and instrumental in ensuring that our outdoor passions remain protected, restored, and accessible for future generations.  To support our Orvis Family’s right to vote on November 8 we are: Opening all retail stores at noon to give associates time to vote first; Making Tuesday, … Continue reading “Orvis Helps Its Associates Make Their Voices Heard on Election Day”

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Video: How to Tie the Ugliest Fly in the World (Which Fish Love)

Here’s another “guide-fly” lesson from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. (Or, as he calls them, “super easy to tie, down and dirty, quick and easy, fish-catching guide flies.”) As Alvin says, he doesn’t want to create flies that are complicated or take a long /. . .

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Video: How to Swing Flies for Steelhead

Lots of anglers catch Great Lakes steelhead by drifting egg patterns and the like, but the more traditional method of swinging flies for these fish is becoming increasingly popular. In this great full-length episode of The New Fly . . .

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