Video: How to Make a Pine-Squirrel Collar

If you’ve been a Tim Flagler fan for very long, you realize that he’s a big fan of pine squirrel as a tying material. (See here.) In this great video, he shows you how to make an elegant, buggy collar using the hairs from a pine-squirrel zonker strip. You’ll need . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.14.22

Welcome to the first, all-new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival of 2022. Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we feature 14 killer productions that not only take . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Blind-Strike Your Way to More Trout

Written by: George Daniel, author of Dynamic Nymphing


Joe Humphreys demonstrates his blinsStriking technique in a high-confidence lie near his home in central Pennsylvania.
Photo by George Daniel

I enjoy participating in the consumer fly-fishing show circuit every year. Presenting information is fun and I like meeting new people, but I really love sitting in on lectures by other anglers. As I get . . .

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Video Pro Tip: Stay Late in Winter

Winter fly fishing is almost always about good moments. It’s rare to have good fishing all day when the temperatures are low. Instead, there are usually brief windows of time when the fish decide to bite. In this video, Joe Rotter from . . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Essential Flies for Smallmouth Bass

A mentor of mine once told me to always be prepared to attack the water column in three distinct areas—surface, sub-surface, and bottom—no matter how the water initially reads or presents itself. Fish are inevitably going to be feeding in one of those . . .

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9 Tips for Living with a Big Dog in a Small Space

Living with a big dog often requires a few adjustments.
Photo by By Calicodaisy – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Dogs adapt well to unlikely situations—one reason they’ve put up with us for so long.  But all dogs, big and small, can present different challenges at home. Living with a big dog in a small space, while it can be difficult, is not only possible but also potentially rewarding for a dog and his humans. With proper training and care, big dogs can make wonderful companions in small spaces like apartments. Here are nine tips to make apartment living easier for big dogs.

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Podcast: Buying and Selling at Auction, with Jeremy Hatch

Reid and his old friend Jeremy Hatch go deep in exploring the mysteries of buying (and selling) guns at auction. Jeremy comes at the topic after a career in wingshooting and firearms which has culminated in his current position as firearms consultant . . .

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Video: Bob Clouser on How to Tie the Clouser Minnow

In the decades since Pennsylvania icon Bob Clouser created his minnow pattern, countless variations have appeared (see the bottom of this post), but in this great video, the man himself shows you how he ties it. Straight from the horse’s mouth, . . .

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