Video: How to Swing for Steelhead Like the Pros

A fly rod is a highly specialized tool that requires your constant input to preform its best. Throughout your swing, there are things that you can do that can elevate you to “fishy” status. One of the most important considerations is rod position. During the . . .

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Video Pro Tips: The Keys to Good Fly Casting

The road to becoming a fly fisher begins with casting. You need to get the fly to the fish, after all. But even many experienced anglers, especially those of us who are primarily self-taught, . . .

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Lessons from an Aging Fly-Fishing Guide

Like many fly-fishing guides, I’ve been hit pretty hard by middle age. The past 20-something years have been a blur, and I’m starting to feel it…. in more ways than one. I’ve noticed that late nights hanging out at the bar result in my feeling really . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Early Black Stonefly Nymph

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he teaches you how to tie a simple, effective imitation of the early black stonefly nymph (genus Taeniopteryx). The key to this pattern is the way it mimics the wiggly . . .

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Video: How to Make Sure You Can See What You’re Doing, Part 2

Here’s the latest video in our series called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques,” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits … Continue reading “Video: How to Make Sure You Can See What You’re Doing, Part 2”

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Arthritis and Cold Weather: Winter Comfort for your Arthritic Dog


People with arthritis know firsthand that cold weather worsens their pain and stiffness. The same is true for dogs as cold weather can make a dog’s arthritis symptoms worse. Theories about why this happens include changes in barometric pressure, increased nerve sensitivity, and decreased activity levels, but no clear cause is known. There are, however, clear steps you can take to keep your arthritic dog…

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Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.18.22

Welcome to the another 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, we’ve got a cools dozen videos shot mostly in . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Advanced Mending Techniques for More Fish

Fly fishing offers some inherent challenges brought on by the effects of moving water on our fly line. One of the most important considerations is how to manipulate the line to achieve the presentation you want. We’ve previous covered “Mending . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Teach a Kid to Fish

Written by: Paul Fersen

Who needs a trout when a creek chub can elicit a smile like that?
Photo of Brennon Hill by Jon Hill

For those of us who love fishing, very few things engender more passion in our lives—with the exception of our children. Our children become the center of our universe the moment they. . .

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