Friday Fly Fishing Film Festival 09.29.23

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. It’s a pretty international scene, as these videos will . . .

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Pro Tips: All the Gear You Need to Catch Redfish

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides is back with another video to help you catch more fish. In this case, he’s covering the gear he uses to chase redfish on the Texas coast. He spends a lot of time in the salt, so he’s got the gear dialed in. From the rod and . . .

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Podcast: Where Do Hunting Products Come From?

Reid sits down with the Orvis Hunt Product Development Team of Jesse Haller, Natalie Cullum, and Will Helmetag to discuss the development and testing process, and how new hunting items come to be. The group also runs through New products for . . .

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Video: How to Fish Ants

Here’s a great video in which guide Hans Mylant, from Angler’s Covey in Colorado Springs, walks you through his favorite ways to fish ant patterns. Ants play a critical role in a trouts diet, as they are an opportunistic food source that trout will willingly eat at . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Ways to Avoid Reel Disasters

Many trout anglers view their reels primarily as line-storage devices, only occasionally testing the drag, and seeing the backing even less often. Given how rarely a fish might push your reel to the breaking point, it may be tempting to downplay . . .

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Videos: Cheech’s Top 5 Streamers

Here’s a great video in which Cheech or Fly Fish Food in Utah features some of his favorite streamer patterns. As you will see, most of these streamers have been around for quite a while, and they vary in size from somewhat large to pretty small. . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 09.27.23

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a 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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Pro Tips: 3 Tips to Catch More Pike

Pike are the top predator in many river systems across the country, meaning they can afford to be picky about meals. Targeting pike on a fly rod can therefore be challenging–or even downright maddening depending on the day–but the difficulty . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Meat Whistle

Famed Colorado tier John Barr is most famous for his Copper John, but many streamers lovers are also fans of the streamer/jig hybrid known as the Meat Whistle. Barr originally designed the pattern for bass fishing–sort of a fly-fishing take on the . . .

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