Video Pro Tip: Stay Late in Winter

Winter fly fishing is almost always about good moments. It’s rare to have good fishing all day when the temperatures are low. Instead, there are usually brief windows of time when the fish decide to bite. In this video, Joe Rotter from . . .

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Pro Tips: Top Five Flies for Spring Great Lakes Steelhead

Written by: Chuck Hawkins, Hawkins Outfitters


These five patterns will help you fish through the three-stage early season.
Photo by Chuck Hawkins

Most fly anglers eagerly await the start of the spring steelhead run. Here what I believe are the top five spring steelhead flies and when to use them. Any list of the top five steelhead flies for spring. . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Communicate with Your Guide on the Flats


Establishing the “clock face” ensures that you and your guide are pointing in the same direction.

When you’re standing on the bow of a flats boat, things can happen pretty fast. One of the keys to success is good communication with your guide. Because he (or she) is better trained and has a higher vantage point, he’s probably going to. . .

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Video: The Magic of Pheasant-Tail Fibers

In this video, Tim shows why pheasant-tail fibers are used on some of the sport’s most popular nymph patterns. You can create great imitations of mayfly-nymph tails, abdomens, legs, and even gills using this one material. Dyed . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Tie the Davy and Double Davy Knots


The Davy Knot (bottom) is considerably less obtrusive than the standard Clinch Knot.

A couple years ago, we posted a video on tying the Davy Knot by my friend Zach Matthews. With all due respect to Zach, the folks at Tightline productions have got higher production. . .

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Video: “The Whitewater” Trailer

“The Whitewater,” the latest film from Off the Grid Studios, will premiere in the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour. With support from the Orvis Company, “The Whitewater” captures footage from Alaska and Oregon where Kate Taylor and Justin Crump find . . .

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Tom Rosenbauer on The Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

I’ve had a long love affair with the Bahamas and with Grand Bahama Island in particular. I’ve spent many days exploring its vast bonefish habitat—from the lush, food-rich north side with its mangrove abundance to the snotty bones that prowl the . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.07.20

Welcome to another 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 offer up an eclectic baker’s dozen videos . . .

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