Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. In this video, Tim shows you how to choose the right hair for the job. There are several options that work well–they stand up, flare, and stay on the top of the hook shank. To . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.02.21

Welcome to the Fourth of July weekend edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Every week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up . . .

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Podcast: An All-Fly Box Episode

This week, I have no guest interview but a ton of questions waiting in the podcast mailbox, so I did an all-Fly Box podcast to catch up on questions. By popular demand, I’ve started to recommend some books on . . .

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Pro Tips: Damsels for Big Summer Trout

by William G. Tapply

Damselflies provide exciting summertime action for a variety of game fish.
Photo by fir0002 |

I thought I’d found a pond full of basking carp. Its surface lay flat and still under the blazing mid-morning Montana sun, and I spotted the big swirls and sloshes and boils from a hundred yards . . .

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Fish Facts: False Albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus)

Dave Woolley with a false albacore that most likely would have broken the Connecticut state record.
Photo by Chick Corrado

The false albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus) goes by many names—little tunny, fat albert, bonito, spotted bonito—but whatever anglers call it, the species is prized for its blistering runs and sheer power. The smallest. . .

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The Yallerhammer, an Appalachian Classic

The old man called the fly the “skull crusher” because the brook trout would come after it so hard and fast that they’d bash their heads on boulders. He tied them with one arm, in the cool of the little store in the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the BPS Spent Caddis

The man behind the BPS Spent Caddis, Dennis Komatsu, passed away in 2012, and he seems to have been a fairly private man who stayed out of the spotlight. However, he was well known for. . .

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Tom Rosenbauer on the The Current Podcast

In the latest episode of The CURRENT–a low-key, light-hearted fly-fishing podcast hosted by Will Rice–Tom sits on the other side of the interview microphone. Here’s how will describes his guest and the nature of the conversation: He is the world’s non-judgemental, super-helpful fly fishing uncle. Chances are you’ve learned something of value from Tom Rosenbauer … Continue reading “Tom Rosenbauer on the The Current Podcast”

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