Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.29.24

Welcome to the latest 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 quirky collection of videos featuring . . .

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3 Strategies for Spending More Time Fishing This Year

If your new year’s resolutions included going fishing more often, you may find that spending more time on the water is easier said than done. Despite starting off with the best of intentions, life happens, plans change along the way. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 03.27.24

The battle for Bristol Bay wages on, and we all need to stay engaged. Last week, we saw three lawsuits filed that threaten Bristol Bay’s future and challenge safeguards for the region. Northern Dynasty Minerals, the foreign . . .

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The Trip, Day 25: Southern Chile’s Monster Browns

Southern Patagonia is a magical place where turquoise-colored streams and lakes—home to enormous brown trout—lie at the bottoms of beautiful valleys in the glacier-covered Andes. A few years ago, a guide for Patagonia Baker Lodge landed two . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Puterbaugh Caddis Variant

Colorado’s Arkansas River is famous for its caddisfly hatches, and guide Don Puterbaugh worked with anglers on the Arkansas until he was 80 years old. (Read a cool profile of Don here.) He developed this high-floating imitation for the heavy riffles on . . .

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5 Keys to Unlocking Success on the Redfish Flats

The redfish–with its bronze flanks, spotted tail, and powerful runs–is a bucket-list species for many saltwater fly anglers. Most saltwater fly rodders target reds that live in the shallow flats and estuaries along the Southeastern and Gulf coasts, which . . .

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Video: How to Hold Fly-Tying Materials Out of the Way

When you’re tying a pattern that features long hackles, legs, or other materials, keeping them out of the way while you tie can be a frustrating process. As Tim notes here, some vises feature special material-holding springs or . . .

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