Ask the Experts: Streamside Etiquette

As outdoor activities continue to surge in popularity, a lot of new anglers have hit the water this season. But unlike in decades past, when newbies were more likely to rely on an experienced mentor to show them around. . .

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Video Pro Tips: A Better Way to Swing Wet Flies and Streamers

A lot of anglers know that swinging wet flies and streamers can be a very effective way to catch trout, but in this video, Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop argues that most fly fishermen are doing it wrong. Sure, covering water is important, but you also want . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.14.22

Welcome to an all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got ten killer videos from five of the seven continents–from New Zealand to . . .

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The Sweater vs. the Sweatshirt: Two Fall Favorites

Crisp autumn breezes, the crunch of leaves underfoot, and the rich, oaky scent of wood smoke wafting through the air—these are telltale signs it’s time to trade those lightweight T-shirts for the embrace of warm, woolen sweaters and comfortable sweatshirts. When you’re spending your days cheering on your favorite college football team, in the orchard picking apples, chopping wood for the coming winter, or tucked inside your office, autumn summons a sense of warmth and coziness. Whether your tastes run to a thick lambswool pullover, or a soft cotton sweatshirt, each offers warmth and comfort in chilly weather; let’s take a look at these two cherished fall favorites.

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Podcast: Carp and Eels Down Under, with Angus Reynolds

This week, we take a trip Down Under to talk to Australian guide Angus Reynolds. He customarily guides trout anglers, but because of the recurring drought in Australia, Angus has been pursuing alternate species, and carp are one of his major . . .

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Video: How to Tie Alvin’s Little Green Redfish Fly

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 time . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Wood Duck Heron

The Wood Duck Heron was first tied by New Hampshire angler Nick Lambrou, who intended it to be an imitation of a Hexagenia mayfly emerger. As many anglers have discovered, the pattern also works well as small baitfish pattern. As with the . . .

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