Master Class Monday: How to Avoid Tailout Drag

When you are fishing to a trout near the tailout of a pocket or small tool, you’ve got a presentation problem: the faster current of the tailout will pull on your line, causing the fly to drag. In many situations, that drag is enough to stop a trout from eating . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.12.19

Welcome to the 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’ve got a baker’s dozen great videos that will . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Topwater Flies for Largemouth Bass

Few things in fly-fishing are as exciting as watching a largemouth bass smash a fly on the surface, and Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides gets to watch this spectacle more than most anglers. Based in Austin, Texas, Dedeaux was a 2016 Orvis-Endorsed . . .

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Photos and Story: Into the Himalaya for Fly Fishing and More

One of my great joys in fly fishing is not really catching the fish (okay, that’s always a pleasure), but savoring the places the sport takes me. This spring, I had one such very special experience: I was fortunate to be able to visit Bhutan, a mountain nation . . .

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Video: A Master Class in Euro-Nymphing

In this excellent video from “The New Fly Fisher,” Jesse Haller teaches the essentials of European nymphing on the famed trout waters of the Farmington River in Connecticut. A product developer at Orvis, Jesse is the driving force behind our new line . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 07.10.19

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a weekly 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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Video Pro Tip: How to Tie the Blood Knot

I’m going to state right off the bat that, when it comes to joining pieces of monofilament, I am a blood-knot guy. There are several reasons: It’s the knot I learned first, and I’ve tied it enough that I can tie. . .

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