Podcast:  A Life in Fly Fishing, with Tom McGuane

Back in 2008, when I first began this podcast I had two dreams—that I would have my two literary heroes, John McPhee and Thomas McGuane as guests. (They are both passionate fly fishers.) I was lucky enough to record a podcast with John in . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.03.23

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 curate them for you. This week, we’ve got ten great productions from the far corners of the . . .

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Video: How to Fish a New Steelhead Run

There are few things more exciting than discovering new water and the anticipation that goes with stepping in for the first time. But before you go charging in, scan the run and make a game plan. It’s easy to step on a fish, skip a prime lie, or get fixated . . .

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Video: How to Add a Dropper with a Clinch Knot

If you like fishing two- or even three-nymph rigs, you know that one of the problems is the dropper line can tangle around the main line. George Daniel has a very simple solution for adding a dropper line that comes off the main line at a 90-degree. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 03.01.23

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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Video: How to Swing for Steelhead Like the Pros

A fly rod is a highly specialized tool that requires your constant input to preform its best. Throughout your swing, there are things that you can do that can elevate you to “fishy” status. One of the most important considerations is rod position. During the . . .

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Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Boat-Ramp Etiquette

One day this past season I hit the boat ramp after a great day of fishing here on the Kootenai River with the intent of pulling my boat out quickly so I could get my clients on the road for their flight home. But that was not going to happen. When I pulled . . .

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Video: How to Tie the March Brown Emerger

Since it’s the first of March, it seems like a good time to start tying March Browns–even though these mayflies don’t start hatching until mid-May in some parts of the country. On a fishless evening on the Battenkill a few years ago, I had the opportunity to . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Advanced Mending Techniques for More Fish

Fly fishing offers some inherent challenges brought on by the effects of moving water on our fly line. One of the most important considerations is how to manipulate the line to achieve the presentation you want. We’ve previous covered “Mending . . .

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