Pro Tips: 5 Flies for Winter Steelhead

It’s almost that time of year again, when dropping temperatures and shorter days begin to separate the casual anglers from the truly dedicated. Clearing out frozen guides every few casts isn’t for everyone, but rewards do await those hearty souls . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 12.15.21

As part of Trout Unlimited’s “Snake Week,” Orvis president Simon Perkins joined TU’s Tom Reed, Greg McReynolds and Kirk Deeter to discuss salmon, fly fishing, bird dogs and why Orvis is so committed to restoring the Snake River basin and . . .

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Pro Tips: Three Tandem Rigs for Winter Trout

The first time I went trout fishing in winter was in the early 90s, not long after I had gotten pretty serious about the sport. Although I’d read plenty about how to catch trout during the colder months, I wasn’t quite convinced that it was possible . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Double Mop Fly

Mention the Mop Fly in any group of fly fishers, and you’re sure to get a variety of reactions. Some folks scoff that it’s not a “true fly,” while others extol its virtues as a trout magnet. This isn’t a new phenomenon: these same discussions happened when . . .

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Classic Video: Why Fly Fish?

Here’s a fun video from Tommy Day that seeks to explain visually what’s so great about this sport we love. Rarely have so many different scenes been crammed into so little space so . . .

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Videos: How to Catch Redfish on the Fly

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, splits his fishing and guiding time between the bass waters of Hill country and the redfish flats off the Texas coast. In this great three-part series, he shares a ton of information that will help you . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 3

In the third part of a new series on tube flies, Tim answers a common question: how do you secure the tube in your vise so you can tie on it, as you would a hook shank? As usual, there is more than one answer. If you plan on tying lots of tubes, you can . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Why and How to Practice Fly Casting

A couple years ago, the folks at Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a new series about fly casting. In the latest episode, Brian Flechsig talks about one of the most important things you can do to become a better caster: practice. Every time . . .

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