Pro Tips: Don’t Futz . . . . Fish!

Written by: Bob Streb


If you do this to your leader, you’re futzing when you should be fishing.
Photo by Bob Streb

Fish put our flies in their mouths and then spit them out in around one millionth of a second–maybe faster. You have to pay attention if you want to dance with trout, and I see a lot of you . . .

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Pro Tip: Rod Action is Really Rod-and-Line Action


A well-matched rod and line will easily throw a tight loop.
Photo courtesy Orvis Fly Fishing School

Fly rods come in a variety of “actions,” from slow to super-fast. As we have written about before, the action of a rod is determined by a variety of factors, such as materials, taper, and hardware. But . . .

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11 Questions with Two of the Orvis Women Behind 50/50 on the Water

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


Christine Atkins (left) and Jackie Kutzer are the faces of the new Orvis-led initiative, and they’re responsible for much of the heavy lifting, as well.
Photo by Kami Swingle, TwoFisted Heart Productions, via orvis.com

Last year, The Orvis Company launched 50/50 on the Water, an aggressive initiative to introduce more women to the sport we love and to promote those already making a mark in the fly . . .

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Video: The Keys to Boat-Ramp Etiquette

In this week’s how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, he continues to establish his role as the Emily Post of the angling world. Last week, he covered on-stream etiquette, and here he tackles proper boat-ramp . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.23.19

Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each 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 got fifteen videos, featuring some exotic . . .

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