Saving Maine’s Atlantic Salmon, One Watershed at a Time

Once abundant throughout the northeastern United States, Atlantic salmon now persist in just a few rivers in Maine. Although the species is critically endangered, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has made great strides to restore critical habitat, . . .

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Top 5 Flies for Montana Spring

Montana offers some of the best spring fishing in the lower forty-eight. During the months of March and April and before runoff and snowmelt blows out valley rivers, water conditions are often quite consistent . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Western Coachman

In this week’s great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a classic Western pattern that looks great and has been catching trout for decades. The beauty of some of these old patterns is that . . .

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Podcast: Sporting Lead-Free, with Hannah Leonard

Reid is joined by Hannah Leonard, Program Director for the nonprofit Sporting Lead-Free. Headquartered in Wyoming, Sporting Lead-Free is self-described as an initiative of hunters and anglers dedicated to maintaining our sporting heritage, wildlife . . .

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Podcast: The Shotgun Cleaning Process, with Del Whitman

Reid and gunsmith Del Whitman lean into the finer points of shotgun cleaning and care. Del describes a comprehensive process by which shooters can care for their fine guns. He describes specific tips and techniques, products to use, and how to . . .

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Video: How to Create Balanced Subsurface Flies

A few weeks ago, Tim showed how most subsurface patterns drift perpendicular to the streambottom because of the way weight is distributed on the hook. This week, he demonstrates several ways you can add weight out in front of . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Use the Bump-Twitch Streamer Retrieve

In the spring, when rivers are often flowing high and fast, I rely on a technique known as the “bump-twitch,” a hybrid of nymphing and streamer fishing that uses a floating line and often incorporates aspects of each method during . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.01.24

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week’s collection comprises 13 killer videos, . . .

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