Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.27.20

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 serve up fourteen killer productions that will take you around the . . .

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A Guide to Dog Coat Types

Not all dog coats are the same.

From the neat, flat coat of the Labrador Retriever to the abundant shaggy mop of the Old English Sheepdog, a dog’s coat type is one of his most distinguishing features. Dog coat type refers to the differences in texture and length of the fur, and whether it’s a double or single coat. Varied coat types require different methods of grooming and present different challenges, and also influence your best friend’s need for a dog jacket in crisp weather. Here’s the long and the short—and the rough and the smooth—of it:

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Podcast: Keep Yourself in Shape for Fishing Season

Sooner or later, if you fish a lot, you will develop issues with your elbows or shoulders. And it’s not just us old geezers–I often meet much younger anglers with the same problems. Anita Coulton is both a fishing guide for Crosscurrent Guide Service and a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Puterbaugh Caddis Variant

Colorado’s Arkansas River is famous for its caddisfly hatches, and guide Don Puterbaugh guided on the Arkansas until he was 80 years old. (Read a cool profile of Don here.) He developed this high-floating imitation for the . . .

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Pro Tips: Protect Yourself from Sun and Bugs

Fly fishers spend a lot time battling the elements, but some problems are easier to solve than others. For instance cold, wind, and rain have obvious solutions: Just add more clothing–whether it’s a waterproof jacket, a whole . . .

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Classic Tuesday Tip: How to Unravel a Knotless, Tapered Leader


Form the fingers of your left hand into a cone, slide the coils over the cone, and then spread your fingers.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Do you ever have trouble getting a new knotless, tapered leader from the package to the end of your line? When I was a guide, I used to watch anglers struggle with this all the time. Sometimes they’d end up with a tangle bad enough that. . .

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