Podcast: Avoiding Casting Pains, with Dr. Jason Smith

We all get occasional aches and pains from casting, or as we get older we worry about getting them. Dr. Jason Smith is an expert in sports medicine and has worked with many professional athletes in developing routines from strengthening muscles and . . .

Read More

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.16.22

Welcome to an all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we serve up an even dozen films that will take you around the world, . . .

Read More

The Dog Jacket: Canine Warmth, Comfort, and Safety

A shivering dog could benefit from a snug, warm jacket.
Photo via orvis.com

Whether your dog’s idea of an adventure is a walk around the block or summiting a 14er in Colorado, dog jackets can keep him comfortable and safe on the trail or in the water. There are nearly as many dog jacket styles as there are human outerwear styles, with insulated jackets to help keep dogs warm, rain jackets to keep dogs dry, life jackets to give dogs extra buoyancy in the water, and hunting jackets to make dogs more visible in the field. Choosing the right dog jacket requires knowledge of your dog, his needs…

Read More

Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Stealthy Fly Fishing

Watch a heron stalk its prey in the shallows of a pond or a river, and you can clearly see why stealth is so important to anglers of all kinds. Yet many fly fishermen still act as if the fish were deaf, blind, and stupid, . . .

Read More

Pro Tips: Understanding the Seasons of Patagonia

Written by: John Bleh, Rio Manso, 2015 Orvis Endorsed International Destination of the Year

You can tailor a Patagonia trip to fit your desires and angling preferences.
All photos courtesy Rio Manso Lodge

Everyone has a favorite type of fly fishing, and probably a favorite time of year to fish. As the seasons unfold in Argentina’s Patagonia region, the fishing changes, as well. From the

Read More

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 . . .

Read More

Video: How to Tie the Renegade

The Renegade is one of those classic attractor patterns that doesn’t necessarily look like anything in nature but has consistently caught fish for decades. With fore and aft hackles like its relative, the . . .

Read More

Pro Tips: For Low-Water Trout, Move Slowly and Choose Wisely

Low, clear water makes for difficult fly fishing. You can decide to hang up our waders until the next rainfall, or you can embrace the challenge, and develop into a better (more patient) angler. Just as with other aspects of life, the best lessons arise from . . .

Read More