Story and Photos: Learning to Love The Driftless Area

Written by: Len Harris, Jr.
The tiny spring creeks of the driftless hold some of the most colorful browns you could imagine. Photos by Len Harris, Jr.
Many folks don’t know the meaning of the term driftless. It is an area in the Midwest--comprising parts of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin--that was not flattened by the last glacial period. . . .
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#MomentofChill 12.07.18: Plains Bison

The bison (Bison bison) of Yellowstone have inhabited the region continuously since prehistoric times. The Yellowstone herd is the nation’s largest on public land, and their genetics have. . .
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Video: “120 Days,” Chasing Tarpon with a Madman

David Mangum of Shallow Water Expeditions has been a fixture on this blog for years--both for his guiding and his video work. Now Mangum is the subject of a new film from Felt Soul Media . . .
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#MomentofChill 12.06.18: Confidence

Although large brown trout feed mostly on baitfish and insect larvae, they will come to the surface when there is a sizable insect hatch. You can tell how confident this fish is by the way it stays near the. . .
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Video: How to Tie the Deadpool Midge

Here's another great midge pattern from the mind of Tim Flagler. The pattern is named, of course for the super(?)hero of recent film fame, for it share's Deadpool's black-and-red color . . .
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Classic Video Tip: How to Make a Serpentine Cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer
Welcome to another installment of "Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor," with me, Peter Kutzer. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a serpentine cast, a slack-line presentation which. . .
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Video: How to Tie a Tiny Parachute Adams

Parachutes give some tiers fits, and tiny parachutes can be downright maddening. Luckily, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has figured out a way to make the whole process simpler, producing a well. . .
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Video: Operatic Fishing in New Zealand’s Mackenzie Basin

There's lots to like in this video from DM Wong, including stunning scenery, beautiful trout, slow-motion cinematography, and a soaring soundtrack. Shot in the Mackenzie Basin, which is in. . .
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