Video: How to Tie the Sunken Trico Spinner

Tricos are small mayflies of the Tricorythodes genus that produce one of the longest hatch periods of the season, emerging in prolific numbers from July through October. It’s when the spinners return to the water to lay eggs, however, that trout . . .

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Remembering an Orvis Rod-Shop Great

Now that perhaps there’s a little light at the end of the tunnel, we want to take a moment to remember a man who was an institution at the Orvis Rod Shop in Manchester, Vermont, for many years. Jim West, the first person at Orvis to make a . . .

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Video: How to Create an Easy Extended Body

You may have seen mayfly patterns with extended bodies and wondered, “How do they do that?” It looks complicated and scary, but in this video, Tim explains a simple method that uses a standard sewing needle and a piece of stretch tubing. You’ll be . . .

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My Favorite Easy Leech Pattern

Leeches are an important food source for all things “fishy,” and most fly fishers have a go-to leech imitation that they know will produce. My favorite leech pattern has always been a very basic Mohair Leech because it’s simple to tie and fishes well. . . .

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Video: How to Make a Proper Loop-to-Loop Connection

One of the most important modern-day connections in fly fishing, the loop-to-loop connection is used for a variety of applications. However, the most common use is the junction between the welded loop on your fly line and the loop in the . . .

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Video: How to Fly-Fish During Runoff

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is all about fishing during runoff, when rivers get high and muddy. Depending on where you live, runoff occurs from March through June, and it can produce some tough fishing . . .

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Video: How to Find Trout Near In-Stream Wood

Today’s Master Class Monday video by Dave and Amelia Jensen is the third installment in an 11-part series on how to read trout water. Here, Dave explains how fallen timber and other “in-stream woody debris” affect current flow and depth and then . . .

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Win an Orvis Gift Card in Our #MyOrvisLife Giveaway

As Covid-19 restrictions have begun to lift around the country, Orvis Shooting Grounds at Sandanona, Pursell Farms, and Hill Country have reopened to limited shooting experiences. To celebrate, we’re launching a new social-media giveaway. . . .

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