Tuesday Tip: The Line Hand and Shooting
Last week we discussed the basics of the front and back casts, using a simple pick-up-and-lay-down drill with the line pinched against the cork grip. Now it’s time to add the “line hand,” the one that controls the fly line during the cast, and discuss shooting line to lengthen the cast.Read More
Podcast- 15 Tips on Fishing the Evening Hatch
In this episode, by request via our voicemail line at (802) 362-8800, I give 15 tips on fishing the evening hatch. This is a long episode, clocking it at just over an hour.
We also had a trivia contest on the same subject yesterday. See how well you do on the quiz and let us know!.
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Murph Training, Week VII: Murph Goes to the Mall
Photo by Mimi Fersen, taken with iPhone
This weekend we took my son to the airport for an early-morning flight. Of course, Murph went along. Since we were in the big city for the morning we decided to visit the mall. We got there an hour before the stores opened, but the mall was open and full of “mall walkers” doing their fitness thing. It occurred to me what a great time it was to work on Murph’s training and steadiness in a new environment. I went back to the car and got him.Read More
In the Loop 03.14.11
Start your week off right with some serious Great Lakes flats fishing for big smallmouths in this film from photographer Luke Kavajecz. It doesn’t hurt that the soundtrack is by the insanely talented Andrew Bird. (If you like the song in the video but have never heard of Bird, . . .Read More
Rosenbauer’s Trivia Challenge: Evening Hatches
This week’s Rosenbauer Trivia Challenge is all about the evening hatch. Take it and see how you do. On Tuesday, March 15, we’ll post a new Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, 15 Tips for the Evening Hatch, so youcan give it a listen and learn even more about fishing evening hatches.
Ranchers and TU Partner to Help Bonneville Cutts
Here is a great example of how a “big problem” for ranchers and Bonneville cutthroat trout turned into a “big plus” for everyone when creative ideas are put into motion to reconnect a spawning tributary to the Yellowstone River. A fine example of how working together can be a win-win for everyone, and every species.
The Power of Public-Private Partnerships
You may have heard about the Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, which argues that
[L]asting conservation solutions should rise from the American people–that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans. AGO recognizes that many of the best ideas come from outside of Washington. Instead of dictating policies, this initiative turns to communities for local, grassroots conservation initiatives. Instead of growing bureaucracy, it calls for. . .Read More
Friday Film Festival 03.11.11
Welcome to another edition of the OrvisNews.com Friday Film Fest, in which we scour the Internets for the best fly-fishing footage available. This week’s videos features the world’s most minimalist fly fisher, a search for the perfect angling companion, and a couple of kids we’re sure to be hearing about for years to come. Enjoy!Read More
The Next Generation
Spencer Higa, of Falcon’s Ledge, sent in this great picture from the Phoenix International Sportsmen’s Exposition, along with this report: