Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.30.21

This week, we’ve got a baker’s dozen videos that will take you to four continents to fish for some amazing game fish. Plus, there’s plenty of sweet, homegrown action for trout, tarpon, and . . .

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Classic Podcast: Advanced Nymphing Techniques, with George Daniel


George Daniel shows off a brown trout from one of his Pennsylvania home waters.
All photos courtesy George Daniel

This week, my guest on the podcast is the great George Daniel, one of the finest anglers in the world and a wonderful teacher. George is also refreshingly un-dogmatic, and even though he is an . . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.31.21

A round of sporting clays is both great fun and a great way to hone your shooting skills for the field. For instance, the Woodland Course at Orvis Sandanona offers 20 stands, each presenting the shooter with a different challenge. . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Tie and Fish the Versatile DDH Leech

Written by: Stu Thompson


Stu Thompson with one of the many species caught on his DDH Leech.
Photo courtesy Stu Thompson

Fly tiers have come already come up with some truly amazing patterns that catch fish Consistently, such as the Mickey Finn, Muddler Minnow, Humpy, Adams, Dahlberg’s Diver, Lefty’s Deceiver, . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 04.28.21

On Monday, April 26th, Orvis along with twenty-five of the largest fishing and hunting businesses and organizations in the country sent a letter to the Biden Administration calling for permanent . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish Safely and Effectively from a Drift Boat

The words “drift boat” cause most fly fishers to immediately go into daydream mode, fantasizing about big, trout-filled, Western rivers. A float trip is usually an all-day event in which a trio—two anglers and a rower–covers miles of river, all the while changing up techniques to adjust to what the trout want to eat. Fly-fishing … Continue reading “Pro Tips: How to Fish Safely and Effectively from a Drift Boat”

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Video: How to Tie the F-Fly

Marjan Fratnik was a Slovenian angler and fly tier born in Most na Soči–at the confluence of the now famous Soča and Idrijca rivers–in 1919. Known for his simple yet effective patterns, he is most well known for the F-Fly, . . .

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