Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Big Brook Trout

Brook trout are arguably the most beautiful freshwater fish that swims, displaying levels of natural artistry, camouflage, color-within-color that are utterly astounding. But that’s just their skin. Underneath the gorgeous exterior of these magnificent. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Thin Mint Bugger

Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Another Wooly Bugger variation?” But I know one thing is a stone-cold fact: Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions spends an inordinate amount of time planning and creating these amazing tying videos, and he’s . . .

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Video: Why You Should Tie with Pine Squirrel

This week,Tim talks about why he loves using pine squirrel in streamer patterns. The material is relatively inexpensive, has fine markings that imitate baitfish, and it undulates in the water nicely. Try tying your favorite patterns, substituting pine . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Catch Trout in Eddies

Trout often feed in tricky eddies on the other side of the current. Many fly fishers don’t even notice these places, and those that do often have difficulties catching trout that live in these backwaters. Fish in . . .

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Dog Collars vs Harnesses

A harness is often a better choice than a collar.
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Generally, unless your dog is a puller, a collar will be better than harnesses for most dogs. But whether a harness or collar is the best choice for your dog really depends on her age, breed, and walking style. For rambunctious, active, and younger dogs, a harness can facilitate training and give you more control and can do so with ease and minimal exertion on your part. For older, well-trained dogs, a collar with a leash does the trick. Sometimes, you’ll want both on hand depending on where you’re headed on your adventures. 

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 10.01.21

Welcome to the latest 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 offer 10 new videos that feature some cool species and locations we don’t often see in the F5. . . .

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