Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.09.21

This week, we’ve got ten killer clips, mostly from North America, to get you stoked for spring fishing. From Kentucky to Alberta and from Austria to Belize, there’s a destination here to spark your imagination. . . .

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Video: A Light in the Dark, or Why We Fly-Fish

Here’s a cool, ruminative video from Wesley Johnson that ponders the question of why fly fishing is so important to so many of us. As the video features beautiful shots of the water, birds, and . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Secrets to Nymphing in Off-Color Water

During the fishing season—and especially during spring—river flows can fluctuate and water clarity can change dramatically due to snowmelt, rain, and other weather events. Sure, there is a point where conditions make a . . .

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Moment of Thrill 04.08.21

The golden dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) is a toothy, predatory species found in rivers in central and east-central South America. These aggressive fish attack streamers, and once hooked, they go ballistic. Catching a big dorado . . .

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Pro Tips: Proper River Etiquette for Spring Run-Off

By Kaitlin Barnhart


When the river gets crowded, proper fishing etiquette becomes even more important
Photo by Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

With blown-out rivers on the horizon for mountain fisheries, many anglers are gearing up for spring tailwater fishing. This time of year can provide some of the best fishing, but it’s often paired with . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Super Simple Cicada

The cicadas are coming! By now, you’ve surely heard that this year, the Brood X cicadas will be hatching across the East and parts of the Midwest. Fly fishers are salivating at the prospect of big trout coming to the surface to . . .

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Video: A Primer on Caddisflies

Second only to mayflies in the hearts of fly fishers, caddisflies have a unique lifecycle. Understanding when to fish nymphs, pupae, or dry flies is a key to success, and in this great video from The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing, . . .

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