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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Podcast Double Feature- Five More Tips on Matching the Hatch and Progressing from Novice to Intermediate

I was out of the office for a couple of weeks, so we did not have any new episodes of the podcast to publish. Hopefully I can make it up to you with a double feature this week with two listener-requested topics.

Matching the Hatch Part 2: Five More Tips

In the fly box section this week we discuss a couple tackle maintenance items (cork grips and fly lines) and some tips on how to learn from some “old school” techniques.

In the main part of the podcast, we learn more about hatches and how to deal with them, especially on how to collect insect specimens and what to do with them once you’ve otained them.

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Ten Tips from Novice to intermediate fly fisher

In this week’s podcast we have a great phone call from Molly with some exciting news and a tip on further refining your casting practice. For the main event, we explore the topic of moving from novice to intermediate fly fisher with some tips on how to get there.

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Catch-and-Release Tips for Bonefish

I’ll be the first to admit it, and then other fly fishermen can chime in. In the past, though I was well intentioned, I sometimes handled fish in a manner that may have reduced their chance of survival after they were released. Maybe it was because I was excited about catching an especially big fish, or perhaps it was the first of that species for me. But mostly it was. . .

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