Classic Video: Desert Bass & Bull Bluegills

Here’s the latest installment of the “Buffet Series” from Gilbert Rowley and Phil Tuttle. In this video, they head for the desert, where they find sand, sun, lizards, and some killer fly fishing for largemouth bass and bluegills. The . . .

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Video: How to Tie Tap’s Bug

Last week, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions offered a primer on how to trim spun deer hair, and today’s pattern is a classic bass bug on which you can try these skills. Tap’s Bug was the creation of H.G. “Tap” . . .

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Video: How to Make a Monofilament Weed-Guard

A weedguard makes it possible to fish patterns such as bass poppers through heavy cover without having to clean off the hook after every retrieve. Even some trout streamers can benefit from such a guard, . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Avoid Tailout Drag

When you are fishing to a trout near the tailout of a pocket or small tool, you’ve got a presentation problem: the faster current of the tailout will pull on your line, causing the fly to drag. In many situations, that drag is enough to stop a trout from eating . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.20.21

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Every week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to . . .

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Podcast: Author John McPhee and His Favorite Fish

This week’s podcast guest is especially exciting to me, as he is one of my literary heroes. John McPhee is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Annals of the Former World, 1999), and in his numerous other books, he . . .

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