Video Pro Tips: How to Time Your Fly Cast

A few years ago, the folks at Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a new series about fly casting. In the latest episode, Brian Flechsig talks how you should think about rhythm and timing in fly casting. In fact, he even does away with the . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 11.18.22

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’re serving up a baker’s dozen, and these productions will take you to locations both . . .

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Where Should Your Dog Sleep?

Dogs should sleep in a place that’s comfortable for them, like in a crate or on a dog bed, but where your dog sleeps will always be a compromise between you and your dog. At the very least, you should create some sort of sleep routine for your dog, so he knows where to go when he gets tired and can sleep with minimal disruptions. Whether he sleeps in your bed, his own dog bed in one of his many strange sleeping positions, on the couch, or in his dog crate will vary depending…

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Podcast: All About Midges, with Rick Hafele

I get a lot of questions about midges and their life cycle, so I thought I would invite a professional entomologist to give us an overview of these insects and how to imitate them. Rick Hafele has not only been an entomologist all his working life, but . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Non-Slip Loop Knot

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast last year–who walks you through . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish Midge Patterns in Winter

Written by: Zach Matthews, Itinerant Angler


Tailwater trout, such as this Bighorn brown, often key on small midges.
Photo by Steve Galleta, Bighorn Angler

You’ve probably been there. Two hours from home, halfway through the thermos of coffee, knee-deep in cold water on a cold day, and not a single, solitary fish to show for it. They’re taunting . . .

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