Video: A Slam That Saves

Check out this great video, in which author Matt Lewis and artist Mary Beth Meeks attempt to catch a Coosa, Cahaba, Warrior, and Tallapoosa bass in a single day. It’s a great introduction to these gorgeous bass, as well as the headwater streams where they are . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Buzzball

The Buzzball was created by legendary fly tier Gary Lafontaine to imitate midge clusters on the Missouri River. It’s clearly a variation on the classic Griffith’s Gnat, but adds a second color and a different . . .

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Friday Fly Fishing Film Festival 01.12.24

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we’re serving up a fresh dozen films that will . . .

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Video: How to Fish Jig Streamers, with George Daniel

The classic way to fish streamers–a down-and-across cast, followed by stripping the fly back–works fine in some situations. But there are times when you need to fish these patterns slow and deep, which requires specialized tactics. George Daniel . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Flies for Winter Tailwaters

Many people are surprised when I mention I’m a year-round fly fishing guide up in Colorado’s high country. Sure, fishing in -15° can get cold, and snow blowing in your face presents challenges. But fish are still hungry and tailwaters are still flowing, . . .

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Video: What is a Fly-Fishing Leader Really For?

Beginning anglers are often curious about leaders: why do you need one? What’s it for? What’s the difference between a leader and a tippet? Well, Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters explains the purpose of the leader in just three minutes in this . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 01.10.24

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt . . .

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