Podcast- 12 Steps to Better Summer Dry Fly Fishing

This week in the Fly Box section, we talk about rod actions, line sizes, sunscreen, and dry flies in high water. In the main event, we’ll give you some tips on summer dry flies, as summer is prime time for fishing on the surface.

We also have a great, new way to participate with The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast. Go to orvisnews.com/podcast.aspx to participate in our online forum to suggest podcast ideas or discuss episodes.

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Tying the Black Ghost Marabou Streamer

I cut my teeth fly-fishing on Maine’s Rapid River for landlocked salmon and brook trout, and it was on that steep, tumbling freestoner that I first fell in love with traditional streamer patterns. Of course, the Rapid begins at Middle Dam, just a lake’s length from Upper Dam, the spot where Carrie Stevens invented her famous featherwing streamers, such as the Gray Ghost and the Colonel Bates. The Black Ghost was first tied by Herbert Welch, of Mooselookmeguntic, . . .

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Shirley Cleary, Master Painter, Uses Fly Fishing As a Subject

Shirley Cleary is a renowned painter who works mainly in oils. Many of her paintings use fly fishing as the subject, although she also paints outstanding landscapes and bird-hunting scenes. She is one of the modern masters represented in a recent book, The Fine Art of Angling: Ten Modern Masters.

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Fly-Fishing for Bowfin

The first time I ever heard of bowfin was a couple of years ago, when I was ice-fishing for pike on Lake Champlain with a couple of friends from Orvis—I didn’t work here yet—and a few of their friends. Several of the guys were members of a bass-fishing club that held events on the big lake, so while we waited for the tip-ups to go off, there was lots of discussion of the fishing to be had during warmer. . .

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Orvis Job Wall for July 5

The Orvis Home Office in Sunderland VT

The Orvis Home Office in Sunderland, VT

Today, we feature two of our California retail stores looking for people who can add their experience and passion to selling our great selection of fly-fishing gear! With more than 300 days of sun each year, the Pasadena and San Jose retail stores are great locations for someone interested in working for Orvis.

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Friday Film Festival 07.01.11

Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Festival, in which we scour the Interweb for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week, to kick off the long holiday weekend, we’ve got a wide array of tasty fishing action. You’ll see what it’s like to catch Atlantic salmon on dry flies, learn how to avoid becoming lunch while releasing a snook, and discover the majestic Murray cod from the. . .

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Picture of the Day: First Tarpon

Jeff Tarpon

Orvis liquidations manager Jeff Swedberg headed to Florida last week and landed his very first tarpon, with guide David Mangum. He doesn’t look too excited about it, does he?

photo by Steve Hemkens

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