Video Pro Tips: Secrets to Fishing Spring Creeks

Spring creeks can produce some of the most exhilarating–and frustrating–moments in fly fishing, usually over the course of the same day. Their slow-moving, crystal-clear water allows trout to detect your presence from much farther away, and gives . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 02.21.24

As we reported last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began discharging Lake Okeechobee water through the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers to lower the lake level before the wet season. These discharges can cause serious . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Evil Olive Nymph

In this killer fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler teaches you how to tie a Frankenstein-like nymph called the Evil Olive. As Tim notes, the pattern borrows elements from tried-and-true flies, such as Higa’s S.O.S. and the WD-40, both . . .

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Video: How Nymphs Drift Underwater

When you’re tying nymphs patterns, you might think that where you add the weight makes a huge difference in how the fly is oriented when it drifts downstream. As Tim explains here, almost all nymphs end up drifting . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.16.24

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. So, we’ve got 10 great videos that will tramsport you to some . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Sight-Fishing on Cloudy Days

Sight-fishing for trout can be very difficult on cloudy days, where glare can be a real problem. As Dave and Amelia of Jensen Fly Fishing demonstrate, this is the time for real teamwork. A spotter who can help the angler dial in the location of the target . . .

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Classic Video Pro Tips: The 5 Essentials of Fly Casting

New Zealand-based On the Fly Productions—husband-and-wife team Carl McNeil and Jeanie Ackley—released “Casts that Catch Fish” quite a few years ago, fundamentally changing the way we look at casting videos. Carl’s brilliant technique and Jeanie’s . . .

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