Video: Understanding Hackle Feathers

Hackles are used widely in fly tying, but the wall of your shop features several different kind of hackels–saddles, necks, strung hackle–from both cocks and hens. How do you know which to use and when? Here, Tim offers a basic breakdown of the . . .

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Pro Tips: A Good Checklist Can Protect You from Your Own Stupidity

Written by: Robert Morselli


You don’t want to forget your rod and end up like this guy, fishing with a hot dog fork (story here).
Photo by Bryan Eldredge

The first time, I took along the correct rods, but wrong reels and lines. Real smart, I know. Yes, I fished, but felt like a complete dope the entire day. The second time, I arrived at my. . .

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Pro Tips: What Does “Anodized” Mean for a Fly Reel?

Whenever you see advertising copy for a fly reel, it usually mentions that the metal is anodized. The copy might even note that there’s a special type of anodizing involved. (For instance, the description of the Mirage Fly Reels includes “Military-spec . . .

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UPDATED: Tying with Tom Fly-Pattern Schedule!

By now, you’re surely aware that Tom Rosenbauer is hosting fly-tying sessions on Facebook Live. For the next two weeks, he will be tying every Monday and Friday at 12 p.m. EDT. In the interest of giving you enough time to . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.15.20

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 feature 17 videos, featuring some beautiful cinematography from exotic destinations . . .

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